How To Elope In Hawai’i

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How to Elope in Hawai’i

Hawai’i is such a beautiful place for a wedding or elopement, and is very popular for couples to opt for a Hawaii destination wedding! This breaks down step by step how to legally elope in Hawai’i.

The great news is that legally eloping in Hawai’i is really simple!!

Step One:  fill out the application for a marriage application online. This costs $60, plus a $5 filing fee.

Step Two: Once you arrive on island, present the application and your driver’s license, passport or ID to to the Department of Health or a marriage license agent in Hawaii’.

Step Three:  You will have 30 days to elope, by a state approved officiant, once the license is issued! You are even able to get married that same day!

Step Four: Your officiant will file the document, and the Department of Health will mail the official marriage certificate to you. They typically will arrive in about 4-6 weeks after your ceremony date.

Quick Notes:

Hawai’i does not require you to be a US citizen to get married here, which makes it easy for couples visiting from another country to elope here!

Hawai’i does not require witnesses.

Hawai’i does not require blood tests.

This video explains the process of how to get the proper paperwork done to get legally married!

I hope this guide of how to legally elope in Hawai’i is helpful for you! Congratulations on choosing Hawai’i, it really is a perfect choice. We have everything!-huge stretches of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, snowy summits, lush rainforests, mountains, volcanos, lava fields, tide pools, even really dry desert areas! The Big Island contains 8 out of the 13 different climate zones in the world (whaattt!)-we have so much more than just our beautiful beaches! There really is something for everyone!

Reach out to me here and let’s start planning your beautiful day!!! I’m very knowledgable with the process, locations, and local vendors to makes your experience really easy and enjoyable for you. Can’t wait!!!!

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Hey friend!

I’m Emily! Your fellow adventure junkie here to document you and your amazing babe of a human. I am based on Oahu and shoot adventurous couples, elopements, and tiny weddings!

YesI will take beautiful photos for you to perfectly preserve your day, but guess what else? I’m also here to help you: find the perfect location, plan out the best time of day, choose the best outfits, and pump you up on our adventure together.