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Hawaii Destination Weddings

Getting Married on Big Island

Big Island, Hawaii, is the perfect destination for your dream wedding with its breathtaking scenery, romantic ambiance, and thrilling adventures. Imagine exchanging vows against pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and majestic volcanoes. Whether you seek a serene, intimate ceremony or an action-packed celebration, the Big Island offers it all. Prepare to be spellbound by the natural beauty of Big Island, captivating your wedding guests with its stunning landscapes and myriad opportunities for exploration and relaxation.

Top Highlights

  • Volcanic sand
  • Coral reef
  • Tropical atmosphere
  • Lush landscapes
  • Rainforests
  • Scenic backdrops

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Big Island Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements

US citizens must meet a few legal requirements to get married in the Big Island. A visit to the Hawaii Department of Health is in order to ensure your marriage is legally recognized. They will guide you through obtaining a marriage license, which mandates that both partners be at least 18. Please bring your driver's license or passport as valid identification to complete the necessary paperwork. The marriage license fee is $65, payable in cash.

Canadian citizens should consult with their Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for the most up-to-date information on how to get married on Big Island, Hawaii.

Wedding Packages In Big Island, Hawaii

Wedding Packages on Big Island, Hawaii

Wedding packages on the Big Island of Hawaii are designed to make your special day unforgettable. Because the resorts in Hawaii are EP and not all-inclusive, it's likely you'll have to find each wedding vendor individually and build your package a la carte. Once you're working with a local wedding planner, they'll help you find the perfect florist, caterer, DJ, officiant, etc. Your chosen resort may have a preferred vendor list to choose from to make things easier. We'll be with you every step of the way to ensure you have everything you need for your destination wedding in Hawaii.

Travel Tips

Big Island Travel Tips

Travel Documents

As a foreign citizen traveling to the Antilles, you need a valid passport to enter the region. Ensuring your passport has at least six months of validity beyond your planned departure date is essential. Our team can provide guidance and support to ensure you have all the necessary travel documents in order, allowing you to relax and enjoy your destination wedding without any worries.


Hawaii is the only US state to have two official languages - English and Olelo Hawai'i, spoken by some natives. English is widely spoken and understood throughout the island, making communication effortless for US and Canadian visitors.

Currency & Tipping

The official currency in the Big Island is the US Dollar, which is widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. In the service industry, expressing your gratitude through tipping is customary in Hawaii. As a general guideline, a tip of approximately 15-20% of the bill is recommended at restaurants, bars, and other establishments where exceptional service enhances your experience.

Things To Do on Big Island

Big Island Attractions

Attractions & Activities

  • Hapuna Beach
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Helicopter tours
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Big Island, Hawaii Wedding Planning FAQs

How much does a destination wedding cost on the Big Island, Hawaii?
The cost of a destination wedding in the Big Island can vary depending on your preferences and the size of your guest list. On average, couples may spend around $20,000 to $30,000, including accommodations, venue, catering, and other wedding essentials.
What is the best time of year to get married on the Big Island, Hawaii?
The dry season (April to October) is typically the best time to get married on the Big Island of Hawaii. You and your guests can embrace the sunshine throughout your stay since this time of year offers pleasant weather, fewer crowds and optimal conditions for outdoor ceremonies/receptions.
How do I plan a wedding on the Big Island, Hawaii?
The first step to planning a destination wedding in Hawaii is to draft an initial budget and guest list. Then, you’ll be able to research resorts and venues that fit your needs. A Certified Destination Wedding Specialist can help with the remaining steps, such as:
Selecting the perfect venue and package Confirming your wedding date Securing a group room block of accommodations Booking travel arrangements for you and your guests Finalizing the details with your onsite coordinator Providing all of your travel documents Answering any other questions you may have along the way!
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