How to Get Married in Lanai

Knowing how to get married in Lanai can be challenging if you are planning a distance wedding in your home area, you are native to Lanai, or if you are planning a dream destination wedding. You can easily, though, pull all of your wedding professionals and tasks together to bring to life a phenomenal big day that is perfect for you and your spouse-to-be.


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    Obtain a Hawaiian marriage license from a qualified marriage license agent. You can call 808-565-6411 for specifics on the area Department of Health.
    • In Hawaii, they don't have any residency restrictions. You also do not have to have a physical or blood test.
    • You can legally marry at the age of 18 years old in Hawaii. If you are 16 to 17 years old, you must have parental consent. If you are 15 years old and wanting to get married, you must have a court order that allows you to.
    • If you are over the age of 18 years old, the only identification that you have to show is a valid i.d. such as a passport or driver's license. If you are 18 years old or younger, you will need to be able to show a certified copy of your birth certificate.
    • If you have been previously divorced or had a spouse pass away, you will need to show proof of death or divorce if either of those things happened within 30 days of applying for your marriage license.
    • You must both appear in person to obtain your marriage license on any of the Hawaiian islands. It will cost you approximately $60, and your license will be good to use for 30 days.
    • You can choose to plan ahead and already have your paperwork filled out by accessing the form at
    • In the state of Hawaii, cousins can marry. Your blood relationship, though, cannot be closer than first cousins.
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    Find ceremony and reception areas for your wedding in Lanai.
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    Look for other Lanai wedding professionals.
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    Contact the vendors that you are interested in and discuss pricing and booking information.
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    Mail your deposits and contracts to hold your wedding date. Most wedding professionals won't officially put you in their books until both the payment and the deposit are in hand.
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    Stay in touch with your Lanai wedding professionals in the time leading up to the wedding. Contact them approximately one week prior to your big day to confirm any last-minute details.
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    Make your final payments the week of the wedding, and then sit back and enjoy all of your hard work for your special day.


  • Assign a close family member or friend to be your vendor liaison. Let this person make contact with the vendors upon arrival to the island, and let that person handle questions or concerns from the wedding vendors the day of so that you can concentrate on enjoying your wedding.

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