When it comes to weddings, there could not be a more prefect locale other than Hawaii. Not only does the island offer perfect weather, but the picturesque scenery also offers a perfect natural backdrop for outstanding pictures. While many couples plan to come to Hawaii exclusively for the purpose of getting married and enjoying a honeymoon on the island, others make it a spur-of-the-moment decision, no doubt influenced by all that the island has to offer. Knowing this, Hawaii caters to weddings, both planned and unplanned, by offering visitors outstanding services. The following are just some of the ways visitors can take advantage of the numerous ways Hawaii is perfect for weddings.
Marriage Licenses – In a hurry, don’t worry. Hawaii’s marriage license requirements are some of the easiest to be found. There is not a blood test or immunization requirement; likewise, there is no waiting period requirement after applying for a license. However, both parties must be present, present any applicable divorce degree or annulment information, and pay a sixty dollar fee. After issuance, the marriage certificate is valid for thirty days.
Locations – While many couples prefer to be married in a church or other religious setting, Hawaii offers some of the best non-traditional locations to get married. For water enthusiasts, consider having an underwater marriage in a scuba setting. If you would rather stay on top of the water, there are sunset cruises that will accommodate a wedding party. If staying on land is more for you, beachside weddings, both at sunrise and sunset, offer tranquil breezes and excellent photographic opportunities. Nature lovers will enjoy a ceremony by a waterfall or volcano. Whichever location you choose, there are plenty of local businesses available to ensure your location is equipped with everything needed to have a great wedding.
Honeymoon Activities – After the wedding, why not partake in some relaxing activities geared especially for couples? Island helicopter tours and day cruises around the island, offer ways by both air and sea, to explore the vast diversity of the different islands of Hawaii to include: rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls, and farm lands. If staying close to the hotel is preferred, consider a couples massage. With an abundance of volcanic rock thanks to local volcanoes, a warm stone massage may appeal to couples who danced the previous night away. Other local spa treatments include leaf wraps, pineapple facials, and banana and coconut exfoliating treatments. In addition, many beachside resorts offer couples massages in beachfront cabanas. If this option appeals to you, try to select a remote beach, and inquire before making hotel reservations to see if this service is offered.
While there are many more activities and services offered by local Hawaiian’s to visitors to ensure a perfect dream wedding, just about anything a person can think of can be accommodated by hotel concierge staff. Whether a couple plans their wedding for months, or makes a last minute decision to marry while on vacation, one thing is for sure: there isn’t a more perfect location in the world other than the state of Hawaii.