Guide to Getting Married in Hawaii

Updated: Apr 6

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  1. How much does it cost to get married in Hawaii?

  2. How much do wedding photographers charge in Hawaii?

  3. Where do people get married in Hawaii?

  4. Can you get married on the beach in Hawaii?

  5. Do you need a witness to get married in Hawaii?


 

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How much does it cost to get married in Hawaii?


Hawaii destination wedding cost can be extremely hard to nail down. My couples can averagely spend anywhere between $3,000-$70,000 on their wedding day depending on their venue, vendors, time of year, and how many people are attending their wedding. On average, destination weddings in Hawaii cost $40,000. Considering that it is one of the most expensive states in America and an average wedding costs $33,000. It is really doable to do a destination wedding and not pay much more than you would if you were to be married in your home state.


How much do wedding photographers charge in Hawaii?

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Experienced wedding photographers in Hawaii often start off their packages around $600 per hour. For a six-hour wedding, you can expect to pay anywhere between $2,000-$10,000 for a local Hawaiian photographer. If you are hiring a wedding photographer out of state expect to pay even more. The more creative, experienced, and established a photographer is the more it will cost per hour/wedding photography package. Typically the more hours you a hire a photographer the more affordable the photographer's package is per hour. My photography packages start at $3000 which is $1,200 cheaper than my hourly package. I highly recommend getting a photographer that knows what they are doing in Hawaii, there can be a lot of hoops to jump through.


Where do people get married in Hawaii?

It is not legal to get married at certain beaches and locations in Hawaii. This is why it is important to have trusted vendors that are local in the area that can help you through decided which location is best for you.


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Below are some of the best wedding Venues in Hawaii By island.

Maui

Oahu

Kauai

Hawaii Island

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Can you get married on the beach in Hawaii?