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A Guide to Eloping in Hawaii: All-Inclusive Packages and more

Hawaii elopement all-inclusive packages are perfect for couples who want to get married quickly and easily. All-inclusive means there’s no need to stress about any of the arrangements or organization. Get ready for an unforgettable experience without any hassle. This blog post is full of information about eloping in Hawaii with an all-inclusive package for your wedding day, so you don’t have to go searching around for it yourself!

What does an all-inclusive elopement package in Hawaii normally include?

There isn’t one standard package for eloping in Hawaii. This has to do with who is arranging it for you and what your budget is. A basic all-inclusive elopement package in Hawaii usually includes assistance with arranging a marriage license, wedding performer (marriage officiant), and wedding location.

If you have a bigger budget, things you can expect to include for your big day are a wedding coordinator, professional photographer (and wedding photos), professional hair and makeup artist, and floras.

If you want to go all out, you can expect all-inclusive elopement packages to also include hotel accommodations, transportation, and meals.

What’s important to know is that what’s included in the package depends heavily on who’s arranging it for you. Always check if everything you expect to be in the package is actually included.

How does an all-inclusive elopement package work?

In Hawaii, eloping usually means an intimate ceremony with just the two of you or a few close friends. There are tons of resorts, wedding photographers, and other companies that offer all-inclusive elopement and wedding packages. A wedding photographer will essentially also be your wedding planner who will help you find your dream location for your special day. Many luxury resorts also offer all-inclusive wedding packages and

Here are three photographers I found that arrange Hawaii elopement packages:

How much do elopement all-inclusive packages cost?

Elopements range from $350-$5000 depending on what all-inclusive package you choose. If you want to elope on a more luxurious island like Maui or Kauai, expect to pay a bit more. However, the memories and experiences you will have are well worth it!

What is the process for eloping in Hawaii?

In general, eloping in Hawaii is very easy – all you need is your marriage license and registered marriage performer. If you do it through an all-inclusive elopement package probably all you’ll need to do is provide some documents. And then all you need to do is to show up.

What is the best place to elope in Hawaii?

The perfect location for your dream wedding depends on your personal preferences. There are tons of beautiful locations for your elopement ceremony. Here is a list of six major islands where you can find the perfect place to elope:

Kauai:

A laid-back island with beautiful mountains, rainforests, and waterfalls. It’s well-known for hiking.

Best elopement locations: Hanalei Bay and North Shore Falls.

Maui:

Forest reserves, volcanic peaks, sandy beaches, and hiking trails characterize this low-key Hawaiian island.

Best elopement locations: Makena Cove and Palauea (a.k.a. White Rock).

Oahu:

Hawaii’s third-largest island offers lots of things to do and see, including the capital of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor.

Best elopement locations: Makapu’u Lookout and Ka’ena Point State Park.

Big Island of Hawaii (Hawaii island):

This is the largest commercial Hawaiian island with beautiful beaches, all-inclusive resorts, coffee farms, and rainforests.

Best elopement locations: Pine Trees Beach, on top of Mauna Kea and on the Kohala Coast.

Molokai:

Quiet and rural, this is the least visited island. There are no mega-resorts on this island. It’s known for its white-sand beaches, lush forests, waterfalls, and scenic trails.

Beste elopement locations: Moa’ula Falls and Halawa Valley

Lanai:

This quiet island was formerly a pineapple plantation and now includes upmarket resorts, pristine beaches, and hiking trails.

Best elopement locations: Pu’u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) and Hulopoe Beach.

What is the best month to get married in Hawaii?

Hawaii is beautiful year-round, so whenever is convenient for you is the best time to come. Temperatures tend to stay between 70-80 degrees. In the winter months (November-February), it’s the “rainy season” then to be slightly more rainy, The sand, the water, and the setting are unarguably gorgeous. The one difference between a beach wedding ceremony in July and one in December is that beaches get crowded during the high season.

What is the cheapest time of year to visit Hawaii?

The Cheapest Time to Visit Hawaii is in the fall (September till half December) and in April and May. It’s a good idea to visit in these months because it’s the end of the wet season and the beginning of the dry season, so you get good rates and good weather.

How quickly can you get married in Hawaii?

Very quickly. You can get your marriage license the same day and have your wedding on the same day, but only if it is business hours on a (non-holiday) workday.

Who can marry us? Do I Need an Officiant to Elope in Hawaii?

Yes, you do need an officiant for your Hawaii elopement. In Hawaii, the ceremony must be officiated by a “marriage performer” who has been authorized by the state of Hawaii. This means that a friend or family member can not officiate your ceremony. To discover who may marry you in Hawaii, go to this site.

How much does it cost to elope in Hawaii? (DIY so without an all-inclusive package)

The cost for elopement in Hawaii is $65. Which consists of a $60 application fee plus a $5 administration fee. For more information, visit the state department’s website for instructions and laws before you start the process of getting married.

Who is eligible to get married in Hawaii?

The great thing is, that you do not need to be a resident of Hawaii to get married here – all you need is a valid passport. Hawaii is unique in that a State residence or US citizenship, witnesses, and blood tests are not required.

A marriage in Hawaii is legally recognized all over the globe, and the only thing you need is a marriage license. That being said there are a few exceptions, so double-check what is relevant to your country.

How to get a marriage license?

To get a marriage license in Hawaii, you have to be 18 or older. Documents you need are your driver’s license or passport (or any other government-issued ID). If you are 18 you need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you have been married before you need the original divorce or death decree.

You can get your marriage license by applying online. This form is valid for one year. The fee is $65, and you can pay it straight away when applying online. After you submit your application, you get your Locator ID/Authorization Code. This is a 6-digit confirmation number, which you should save.

When you get to Hawaii go to the Department of Health and pick up the marriage license. You need to do this before the wedding.

Conclusion

That’s all there is to know about eloping on one of Hawaii’s breathtaking islands. Eloping on any of the Hawaiian Islands will make for a scenic, adventurous, and budget-conscious wedding ceremony.

Now that you know all about eloping in Hawaii and elopement packages, what are you waiting for? You won’t regret it because the memories of an elope wedding in Hawaii will last a lifetime.

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