Distinctive Weddings

Maui Wedding Officiant and Planner

Are you looking for a romantic, affordable and stress-free Maui destination beach wedding package with a heartfelt ceremony and professional photography? I am a Maui wedding officiant offering personalized, intimate Maui weddings and vow renewals. Celebrate your love in Hawaii with a Maui wedding experience that is loving, customized, unique, memorable and meaningful to your relationship . . . presented with aloha.

Hawaii marriage licenses

- Hawaii Marriage license applications can be started online (https://marriage.hawaii.gov.) but need to be completed and filed in person with a certified license agent. We will provide advice and/or assistance for obtaining an appointment with the agent. A $70 license fee payable to the State of Hawaii is not included in our fees and is subject to change without notice.
    There is no residency or citizenship requirement. A blood test is not required. A certified copy of a birth certificate is required only for persons 18 and under. Persons 19 and over need a valid driver’s license, passport, or official identity card. Copy of a divorce record is needed if the divorce became final within the past six months. The license is valid for 30 days and only in Hawaii. 

Important to remember

- Bring the wedding rings to the ceremony. 

- It is the couple's responsibility to bring the marriage license with them to their ceremony because it needs to filled out and signed by the officiant immediately after the ceremony. If an additional meeting is required because the license was not there, a fee of $150.00 may be imposed to cover travel, time, and inconvience.

Deposit and Payment for the Affordable Beach Wedding Package

- A non-refundable $400 down payment and a signed agreement are required to confirm your ceremony in our calendar. The balance is due 30 days before the wedding date. 

- Full payment is required immediately for services booked within 21 days of the ceremony date.

- Payment for all services and products may be made in U.S. dollars by check, money order, bank draft, or credit card (Visa and Master Card). 

- In the case of cancellation due to illness or emergency after full or partial payment has been made, payment will be credited towards a future date, up to one (1) year from the original date. A new ceremony date is based upon availability.

- All services and products are subject to a 4.166% Hawaii General Excise Tax, including any services or products that may be added in the future.

- Prices are subject to change without notice. 

- Ceremonies on Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day and all major U.S. holidays are subject to aditional $150 fee. No refunds will be issued for ceremonies and services that were booked and then canceled within 30 days of those dates, including Valentine's Day.

Deposit and Payment for Ceremony-only Arrangements

- The receipt of your non-refundable $100 down payment confirms your ceremony in our calendar. 

- In the case of cancellation due to illness or emergency, the down payment will be credited towards a future date, up to one (1) year from original date. A new ceremony date is based upon availability.

- Payment for the deposit may be made in U.S. dollars by check, money order, bank draft, PayPal or cash. Cash as well as any of the above may be used for the balance at or before the ceremony.

- Ceremonies on Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day and all major U.S. holidays are subject to aditional $150 fee. No refunds will be issued for ceremonies and services that were booked and then canceled within 30 days of those dates, including Valentine's Day.

- All services and products are subject to a 4.166% Hawai'i General Excise Tax.

- Prices are subject to change without notice. 

Photo Tips

- For a beach wedding where the wind may be stronger than expected, it is adviseable that a bride with long hair uses an “updo” hair style.

- Having a prop that serves as an accent color works well for pictures. A lei, and especially a bouquet, works well for this purpose.

- Prior to the wedding day, extreme caution should be used to protect the bridal couple from sunburn. In Hawaii it is easy to burn. Take percautions. Use sun screen with the highest UV protection throughout the day – whether sunny or cloudy – when on the beach or playing on our wonderful Island.  

Situations out of our control

- Bad weather conditions are something we cannot predict, nor can be held responsible for. However, we will go our best to come up with an alternative.

- All  bouquets are subject to availability of flowers. Not all flowers are available year-round.

- Even though we attain a beach permit as required for Maui beach weddings, the use of any public beach on Maui is on a first-come/first-serve basis. Beach locations cannot be reserved.

- In the event that the officiant or the photographer is unable to perform the wedding due to illness or accident, we will obtain a professional replacement.