Beach Wedding Regulations

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by prettymaylea, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. prettymaylea

    prettymaylea New Member

    What are your thoughts on the new beach wedding regulations that recently been implemented?

    1. All beach and public weddings require a permit.
    2. Alcohol is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced. You can face fines and/or jail time. Do not bring any alcohol to the beach.
    3. Glass is not permitted at any public beach or park anywhere within the state of Hawaii. It is illegal and is enforced.
    4. Fire or open flames of any kind (lighted tiki torches) are not permitted at any public beach or park. It is illegal and enforced. You can face up to a $1,000 fine and/or jail time. Sorry - but you can't do "unity tiki torches" on the beach.
    5. Any beach or park wedding with "bulky items" (chairs, archway, table, etc) is required to have a permit. Permits must be obtained by the couple getting married. As a general rule, you must apply for your permit no less than two weeks prior to the event.
    6. Regardless of the purpose of the event, any gathering of 25 persons or more on a beach or a park is considered a "commercial" event. All weddings regardless of size are required to have a permit.
    7. Items that puncture or in any way damage the ground or area are not permitted at public beaches and parks.
    8. All beach and park use is on a "first come, first serve" basis. You are not permitted to ask people to move or leave so that you can have your wedding in a given area.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    The new regulation makes getting married in Hawaii a bit more problematic because you need to know what beach you're getting married on. The permit is not expensive luckily, I believe it's only $20 for small wedding.

    The only thing is that couples wishing to tie the not can't simply stroll out onto a Hawaii beach and get married like before.

    Vacationbuddy
     

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