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Hawaii Vow Renewal

If you want to commemorate the love that you share and reaffirm your commitment to your spouse, a vow renewal in Hawaii is an unforgettable way to do so. We provide Hawaii vow renewal packages that will make each and every couple feel exactly as they did on their wedding day: full of love and happiness. Whether you want a simple renewal ceremony with you and your spouse or a celebration with all the bells and whistles, we’ll make renewing wedding vows in Hawaii easy and stress-free.

Hawaii Vow Renewal

Places to elope in Hawaii

Pine Trees Beach

Pine Trees Beach Pine Trees Beach

If you’re looking for a beach that has a mix of black rock, sand and trees, Pine Trees beach is the spot for you. Finding an intimate nook is not...

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Captain Cook Bay

Captain Cook Bay Captain Cook Bay

How romantic does this sound: have your ceremony on the little inlet of Captain Cook Bay, rent a sea kayak, get caught in a pod of dolphins (which of course...

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Kiholo

Kiholo Kiholo

If you prefer sea turtles as an audience rather than people on-lookers, we recommend Kiholo Bay. A bit of a trek to get there, but definitely worth it for the...

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Puako

Puako Puako

North of Kona, this stretch of beach is a great spot for an intimate elopement. You won’t be bothered by onslaughts of tourists and the snorkeling is unbeatable. Exchange your...

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Makena Cove

Makena Cove Makena Cove

If you’re seeking a location that screams ‘Maui’ it’s Makena Cove. Also known as “Secret” cave or beach, that sweet little spot is tickled with lava rock and surrounded by...

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Palauea (a.k.a. White Rock)

Palauea (a.k.a. White Rock) Palauea (a.k.a. White Rock)

Palauea – White Rock – is one of the loveliest beaches on all of Maui. If hidden nooks and giant sea turtles are your vibe, we highly recommend this beach...

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Paipu Beach

Paipu Beach Paipu Beach

On the South side of Maui, this beach is known for its sunsets! We’re sure you’ve heard of the epic sunsets in Hawai’i and Paipu is no stranger to them....

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Ironwoods

Ironwoods Ironwoods

Located on the northern-west side of the island, Ironwoods is a diverse landscape of beach and greenery. A boardwalk aligns with the beach, making for a relaxing and stunning setting....

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Kula Botanical Garden

Kula Botanical Garden Kula Botanical Garden

If you’re not a beach lover but still want the magical essence of Maui for your ceremony we highly recommend Kula Botanical Garden. This stunning garden is full of greenery...

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Yokohama Beach Park

Yokohama Beach Park Yokohama Beach Park

If you’re looking for the true private beach experience on Oahu, this is the spot for you! Rarely do tourists head to the west side of the island, despite its...

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Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo Beach Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo is located in southeastern Oahu and commonly known as cowboy (Paniolo) countryside. The pristine turquoise waters with soft white sand is everything you dream when you think ‘Hawai’i’. It’s...

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Waialae Beach

Waialae Beach Waialae Beach

Situated on Oahu’s south shore, Waialae Beach neighbors Kahala Hotel & Resort. This beach can get busy on the weekends cause it’s so dang lovely! Bordered by a stream and...

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Hale’iwa Beach

Hale’iwa Beach Hale’iwa Beach

Sunsets, sea turtles and green waters? That’s the Hawaiian experience you’ve come for, right? Hale’iwa is a great beach for spotting turtles and the green waters don’t get much more...

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Papa’iloa Beach

Papa’iloa Beach Papa’iloa Beach

Big LOST fan? This is the spot for you because this is the beach where the hit TV show was filmed. This stunning beach is a great spot for your...

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Packages

Our goal is to make it easy for couples to have a Hawaii vow renewal, and we have Hawaii vow renewal packages that’ll help you do just that!

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

    Coordination of beach permit

Starting at

$500

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    Seed Package

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos(15 days or less after ceremony)

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,300

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    Sprout Package

  • Two gender-appropriate

    lei for ceremony and lei exchange
    Delivery of flowers

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,450

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

    Beach Permit

  • 1 Hour of Videography

    Long-form video of ceremony & 1-2 minute Highlight reel

  • On-Site Helper

  • Hair & Makeup for one person

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$4,075

Wildflower Experience

How about a dreamy adventure elopement?

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Add-Ons

You can optionally add any of the following services to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

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Flowers

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Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$500/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$500/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$500

Hair & Makeup

$500

Hair & Makeup

Videography

$1,225 (Maui and Oahu only)

Our videography package comes with an edited 1 – 2 minute highlight reel (perfect for sharing on socials!), as well as a longform, minimally edited film of the full ceremony.

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Abby and Nathan
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Janessa Nichole White
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Ana
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Sarah
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Natalia
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Bea
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Hair and Makeup
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Rev. Robert
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Maui Officiant
Samantha
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Maui Photographer
 Mark
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Officiant
Kathryn
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Photographer
Joy
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Officiant
Jill & Melissa
Jill & Melissa
Hair and Makeup
Colleen
Colleen
Photographer
Dana
Dana
On-Site Helper
Bea Becker
Bea Becker
Maui Photographer
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Jamie
Jamie
Photographer
Samantha
Samantha
Photographer
Ana
Ana
Officiant
Tracey
Tracey
Photographer
Sarah
Sarah
Photographer
Andrea
Andrea
Officiant
Natalia
Natalia
Photographer
Bea
Bea
Photographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Tom
Tom
Officiant
Paul
Paul
Videographer
Rev. Robert
Rev. Robert
Maui Officiant
Samantha
Samantha
Maui Photographer
 Mark
Mark
Officiant
Kathryn
Kathryn
Photographer
Joy
Joy
Officiant
Jill & Melissa
Jill & Melissa
Hair and Makeup
Colleen
Colleen
Photographer
Dana
Dana
On-Site Helper
Bea Becker
Bea Becker
Maui Photographer

How to elope in Hawaii

There’s a certain kind of magic in the atmosphere when you visit Hawaii, making tropical paradise somehow feel like home. Maybe it’s the locals who radiate positivity, or perhaps it’s the long, sun-soaked beach days that feel endless. Any way you slice it, eloping in Hawaii is nothing short of heavenly. If you’ve been dreaming of reciting your I-do’s on a beautiful Hawaiian beach with the waves crashing in the backdrop, you’re in luck: figuring out how to elope in Hawaii isn’t all that difficult if you follow these steps. Whether you’re considering the adventurous Big Island, the iconic island of Oahu, or the ultra-romantic island of Maui, we’ll explain how to elope in Hawaii in a few basic and easy steps.

When is the best time to elope in Hawaii?

Choosing your date is the first step to making it all happen for you and your partner. Whether you’re escaping the cold of winter or taking a stellar summer vacation, the average temperature year-round in Hawaii is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can’t go wrong with any time of year! Even their rainy season isn’t all that rainy – but if it does happen to rain on your wedding day, we’ve got you covered! Determining the time of year can also dictate some of your expenses, as prices tend to be higher during tourist season, which lasts from mid-December to mid-April and June-September.

Once you and your partner have chosen when you’d like to elope in Hawaii, it’s time to begin the process of choosing your location. There’s no shortage of epic backdrops here: whether you’re looking at one of Hawaii’s white-sand beaches that are perfect for sunset ceremonies or its mountaintops overlooking the Pacific ocean, there’s a special location that will feel like a perfect fit for you. And, much like love, once you find the right spot, you’ll just know. This is all about you and your love, so take your time with choosing what kind of backdrop you want to set the tone for your day.

Choosing the right Hawaii elopement package

After you accomplish the crucial step of choosing your date and elopement location, finding an elopement package that suits your needs is the proverbial cherry on top. What do you envision for your big day? Do you want an out-of-this-world photographer who will document your day, giving you tangible memories for years to come? Does the thought of a lush, tropical bouquet make your heart beat faster? Does the idea of getting glammed up with a hair and makeup artist sound like the perfect way to get ready for your elopement? Figuring out what vendors are a priority will help guide you towards selecting which elopement package is a perfect match for you.

What do I need to elope in Hawaii?

The Aloha State requires a few things in order to elope in Hawaii. First, you’ll need a marriage license in Hawaii (more on making your Hawaii elopement legal in the next question!), but no witnesses or blood tests are required. Second, you’ll need a registered officiant, pastor, or celebrant to perform the ceremony and file the license. After your wedding, it takes about 3 weeks for the license to be processed and mailed to you. The state actually quotes a delivery of the marriage license of 40 business days.

How to make your Hawaii elopement legal

Every state has different requirements for applying for and receiving a marriage license, and the State of Hawaii is simple in some ways, but not-so-simple in others. In order to apply for your marriage license, you’ll need an ID – state issued or a passport works – and a copy of a divorce decree if either you or your partner have previously been married. You can begin this process online, but you’ll still need to make an appointment with a license agent to validate your information and obtain the physical copy of your marriage license.

The state of Hawaii does not require a waiting period nor a witness (so if you’re planning on eloping alone, you don’t have to worry about finding a kind stranger to witness your big day). The total application fee is $65.

It is crucial to receive your marriage license prior to attending your ceremony, otherwise your union will not be legally recognized as a marriage! Set an alert on your phone; write it down in your daily planner; do anything and everything you can do to remind yourself to bring your license! To make an appointment with an agent to receive your marriage license, please click here.

How to prepare for the day of your elopement

Planning an elopement is enough to give anyone the pre-wedding jitters. It’s a big, important moment that you’ve likely been waiting for,  so if you’re got a bundle of nerves, don’t worry – we’re here to help.

We’ll send you an itinerary of your elopement details prior to your ceremony, which ensures everyone is one the same page for details concerning time, location and series of events. Be sure you’re clear on where you’re meeting and where you intend to hold your ceremony. Your team can always make suggestions if you’re unsure – that’s what they’re here for! Always ensure to bring the hard copy of your marriage license with you, as all parties present will sign.

If you’re eloping without a coordinator, a great way to make sure you’ve not forgotten anything is by creating a checklist for yourself. Your checklist should include things like your marriage license, your vows, any additional details you want your photographer to capture, and gratuity for your vendors. We know that Aloha time is a very real thing, so make sure you leave plenty of time in between each portion of the day to ensure you don’t stress about running late!

Whether you’re still figuring out the beginning stages of how to elope in Hawaii or if you’ve already got your plane tickets book, having all of this information at the ready will help make you feel less stressed and more focused on what really counts – the person you’re choosing to spend forever with.

Karen Norian

Article written by

Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped, as well as a writer, editor, and content strategist.

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Updated: August 18th, 2021

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