Imagine for a moment, standing
before a minister, barefoot in the sand, while the subtle crests
of the sea roll gently into the shore. Your loved one looks
perfect and so do you. The fresh ocean breeze rustles through
your lei, and brings the salty air of the ocean beneath your noses.
The sun is beginning to set, casting a dazzling display of color
over the water before you. A humpback whale breaches in the
distance, while the warm Molokai sun warms the sands beneath your
feet. You exchange vows with your loved one and feel the sincerity
deep within your soul as you exchange your rings, the symbol of
Sound too good to be true? It
doesn't have to be. Over 20,000 couples are married in Hawaii each
year, with over half from out of state. The restrictions are small,
and the costs are reasonable for a wedding experience of a lifetime.
You can be married on a secluded beach, under a waterfall, in a tropical
garden, or even underwater! No matter what your choice, there is
no more romantic place to be married than Hawaii.
obtain a marriage license on Molokai, the bride NO LONGER needs to bring
a premarital rubella clearance certificate from a physician. Obtain an
application from one of the Marriage License Agents on the island or the
Maui office of the State Health Department or by clicking
Both bride and groom must apply in person. The fee is $60; there is no
waiting period for getting the license or having the ceremony. Persons
19 years or younger should call the Health Department, (808) 241-3495,
for additional requirements.
The ceremony must be performed by someone licensed by the state; many
of the wedding services coordinators are licensed or can refer you to
a licensed person. Phone (808) 241-3495, Hawaii State Department of Health,
for further information.
Follow the links in the table below to
start your wedding planning process. Don't forget to check out our
Discounts & Bargains page for
money saving opportunities!