December 20, 2018
Congrats! That’s amazing. And you won’t regret one single minute of your wedding day or the honeymoon after (please tell me you’re staying for the honeymoon). I want to be honest with you though — it’s going to be a lot of work, especially if you are planning a destination wedding. You will have to get your guests there, keep them housed, fed, entertained, etc. But, while you’re focused on the big details, don’t forget the small things, too. You know, the little things, like making sure your marriage is legal and all. That’s where your marriage license comes in handy. That is one important detail you will not want to gloss over.
No matter which Hawaiian Island you choose for your wedding though, the steps for getting your license will be the same.
Luckily, you do not need to be a resident of Hawaii (or even a U.S. citizen) to get married there, but there are some other stipulations:
You can start the application process online, which is great for those of you who don’t live in Hawaii, but you do have to finish it in person, among other details:
Civil unions have a slightly different process. In the state of Hawaii, a civil union can be between either same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples who wish to have a civil union. Both partners have the same rights granted to married couples in Hawaii. Find out more by clicking the links:
No matter what you want your wedding to be — big or small, marriage or civil union, on the Big Island or on Oahu, Maui, or Kauai, you want to make sure it’s legal. If you are working with a wedding planner on any of the islands, they may be able to help you with the marriage license process as well, so be sure to ask. Drop me a line if you have any questions about capturing your big day, I’d love to work with you.