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Honeymoons & Weddings

It's not just Maui's spectacular scenery that draws couples from throughout the world to exchange marriage vows in such a faraway spot. It's the island's special energy, or perhaps spiritual power -- that indefinable quality that promises more than romance (a blessing perhaps?).

You'll feel at home on Maui no matter what sort of wedding you want -- an alternative affair in a mango grove, a get-down and boogie party at an open-air restaurant, a festive garden party on the grounds of a world-class resort, or a simple exchange of vows on the beach witnessed by the setting sun.

Create your own vision of your dream wedding and then let one of Maui's many wedding planning services take care of all the details. They will help you choose your location, clergy or judge, music, flowers, food, beverages, transportation, wedding attire, flowers and leis, photography and videography, and the all-important wedding cake. Wedding planners work within your budget and involve you to the degree you want to be involved.

One reason to get married on Maui is that it's the most romantic place in the world. Another is that you don't have far to go for a fabulous honeymoon. But you may tie the knot on the Valley Isle just so you can say: "Just Mauied."

Marriage Licenses

To obtain a marriage license on Maui, the bride NO LONGER needs to bring a premarital rubella clearance certificate from a physician. Obtain an application from one of the Marriage License Agents on the island or the Maui office of the State Health Department.

Both bride and groom must apply in person. The fee is $16; there is no waiting period for getting the license or having the ceremony. Persons 19 years or younger should call the Health Department, (808) 241-3495, for additional requirements.

The ceremony must be performed by someone licensed by the state; many of the wedding services coordinators are licensed or can refer you to a licensed person. Phone (808) 241-3495, Hawaii State Department of Health, for further information.