Post # 1
wanted to see if you all had any advice about obtaining a marriage license in Hawaii?
also do you know if a family member can obtain a license to officiate the wedding?
all other advice also welcome. My fiancé and I are planning an intimate wedding on the north shore, married on the beach and reception in he back yard of a rented house. Vender advice welcomeas well as any lessons learned.
Post # 3
@JAS: Are you talking about the North Shore of Oahu? I assume yes.
A friend or family member can easily obtain permission to perform a marriage in Hawaii. They will need to be ordained first (many people use Universal Life Church). After that, they can register as a wedding officiant with the state of Hawaii here: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/registration.html
You must apply for the marriage license online here: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/home.html;jsessionid=1BC2FF73526CCE85A8B728400D54C7D3.lana
The cost is $60. You have to make an appointment to go see a licensing agent before your wedding, we did ours the morning before our ceremony. After your ceremony, your officiant will sign the license, the couple signs the license, then the officiant mails in the whole thing. In 6 weeks time, you’ll get the official certificate of marriage in the mail.
Hope that helps!