The Three Steps to getting married in Hawaii:
Apply for the Hawaii wedding license online,
Make appointment with a wedding license agent on Oahu to verify your identity and issue your legal wedding license,
Bring the wedding license to your beach ceremony.
Step One - Wedding License
Bride & Groom need to obtain the wedding license prior to their wedding and bring it with them to the beach. This will cost you $65 and is payable on the Hawaii State website by credit card. Please fill in the marriage license application ONLINE prior to your Oahu License appointment, and bring a printed copy for your marriage license agent. Most people do this a month or two before their wedding – mark your calendar!
How to get the wedding license:
The Bride and Groom must apply for their wedding license online here: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/home.html
Once online, click on the "Applicants" tab and select "Apply License" and fill in the form for either a marriage (traditional marriage) or for a civil union, pay the fee and write down the Record Locator ID number generated by the website, this will be used by the Oahu wedding license agent to locate your file.
Bride and Groom must also appear together in person before a wedding license agent once they arrive in Oahu, prior to the actual wedding ceremony, in order to validate the marriage license application in the agent's presence.
Step Two - Meeting with the Wedding License Agent
You’ll need to make an appointment with a Oahu wedding license agent prior to your wedding to verify your identity and issue the legal wedding license. Bring this license with you to the beach when you are getting married. Both of you need to go to the license appointment, and you’ll need to bring picture IDs (driver’s license) or your Passports as a form of identification. No birth certificate is necessary if you are over the age of 19 and no divorce papers are needed if your divorce is older than 30 days. If you have been divorced less than 30 days prior to applying for a new wedding license, you will need printed divorce documentation. No witnesses are required in the State of Hawaii, nor are there any waiting periods. You can get married the same day your license is issued. Once the Oahu agent has issued your legal license, it is valid for 30 days anywhere in the State of Hawaii – which means you must get married within 30 days or the license will expire.
List of Oahu Wedding License Agents:
The best and easiest option for most people is the Marriage License Office in Downtown Honolulu, as you can simply walk in and don't need to make an appointment. This office is only 15 minutes to drive from the hotels in Waikiki.
Marriage License Office in Downtown Honolulu
(Walk-in hours are Mon-Fri 8 am - 3:30 pm)
Address: 1250 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813
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Phone: (808) 586-4544
License Agents: Judith Brown, Sherilynn Luning, Irene Takeda
Schofield Barracks, Army Installation (By Appointment Only)
– April Paulsen (402) 821-7449
– Lakisha Wharton (210) 722-7148
Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore (By Appointment Only)
Part-time License Agents: Margie Adolpho, Sheri Chang, Diosdado Corpuz, Megan Koehne, Jamie Kubota, Roy Nacapuy, Melina Patrick, Sydney Pere, Tiare Tipoti
Phone: (808) 293-6020
Four Seasons Resort, Ko Olina (By Appointment Only)
– Nerine Asbel (808) 679-3271
– Amanda Belton (808) 679-3270
Step Three - Getting Married!
Meet us at the beach to get married! After the wedding ceremony the Bride and Groom, and our licensed officiant will sign all the required paperwork. Oahu Boutique Weddings will then file your wedding license with the State of Hawaii to make your marriage legal.
Don't forget to bring your wedding license. We will provide everything else you need for your ceremony. Your wedding team of minister, photographer, videographer and musician will all ensure your ceremony is perfect.
Based on the wedding package you choose, Allocate 1-2 hours for your wedding. Your actual wedding ceremony will take 20-25 minutes.
Once the wedding ceremony is completed and the documentation signed, a temporary wedding license can be printed from the State of Hawaii web site (where you made your online application - Step 1 above) from beneath the tab "Check Status" under "Applicants".
Your official legal marriage certificate will be mailed to you directly from the State of Hawaii.
These three steps are essential for your marriage to be legal. We will help you with every step to ensure everything is completed accurately and your ceremony goes off without any complications!