There are no residency, citizenship, blood test, or waiting period requirements, though bride and groom must both be at least 18 years old to marry without parental consent, and both must apply in person for a license, valid for 30 days (pay in cash: $50).
For a free Getting Married pamphlet, contact the State Department of Health, Marriage License Office, 1250 Punchbowl St., Honolulu HI 96813 (808-586-4544).
Island weddings have become a thriving business. For a list of companies, send $3 to the Kauai Wedding Professionals Association to order its Bridal Guide (KWPA, PO Box 761, Kapaa HI 96746 (808-822-1477). Many wedding companies have web sites, which you can find through links on larger sites like www.kauaivacation.com or www.travel-kauai.com or www.bestplaceshawaii.com.
For a great beachfront site for your wedding, contact Ka`Aina Kai gardens in Kilauea (808-828-0525)
You can make some important arrangements yourself. Contact the Division of State Parks for a list of scenic wedding sites (808-274-3444). You can even be married onboard the lovely sailing yacht, the Lady Leanne II (808-822-1422).
For a reception, you can reserve a private tea room at Hanamaulu Tea House (call Sally at 808-245-2511), or a private room at Kintaro (822-3341). Restaurants with elegant private dining rooms include Gaylords (245-9593) and Piatti (742-2116).
Order spectacular tropical blooms for a reasonable price from Kauai Tropicals (800-303-4385), and traditional leis from Irmalee Pomroy (808-822-3231), Kauais foremost artist in flowers. How about a release of colorful butterflies! (888-BUTRFLI)
Music? Guitarist Hal Kinnaman will play beautiful Hawaiian, contemporary or classical music at your wedding (808-335-0322). Transportation? Kauai Limo Corp. (245-4877 or 800-764-7213).