The Aloha Isles are perennially popular for weddings, and it's easy to understand why. They offer gorgeous tropical landscapes reminiscent of the remote South Pacific with all the conveniences of being in the country. (That means no passport is required for you or your guests, no confusing currency exchanges or language barriers and no expensive long-distance phone bills from chatting with your vendors.)
When and Where to Wed
The weather is picture-perfect year-round, and due to high demand, the wedding planning operations at most of the major resorts function like well-oiled machines. Plus, the five inhabited islands -- Oahu, Maui, Kauai, The Big Island and Lanai -- each have their own distinct charms, so you can marry on one and hop to another for your honeymoon.
Home to Honolulu and famed Waikiki Beach, this isle is the most accessible and offers the biggest selection of accommodations.
Five-star resorts and beaches abound here, but there is also a lot to explore -- from the historic town of Lahaina to dramatic Haleakala volcano.
The main draw of this nature-blessed island is the lush vegetation and its Na Pali Coast, often enjoyed via helicopter rides and canopy tours.
The Big Island
This volcanic playground offers a perfect mix of adventure and tranquility set against some of Hawaii's most spectacular backdrops.
The small, upscale isle is a true castaway setting -- perfect for couples looking to elope in seclusion or sneak away after their big day.
There is no residency or blood-test requirement. Proof of age (birth certificate, driver's license or passport) and, if previously married, proof of single status (divorce decrees or death certificate of former spouse) are necessary. The bride and groom must apply for the license together in person. For more info, visit gohawaii.com/weddings.