Kauai Wedding Officiant Services and Pricing
Your officiant is the single most needed and important person besides you (the couple) during your ceremony.
After all, this is your wedding!!!
Below is a service and price option that’s right for just about everyone:
Officiant Services Only ~
My fee for weddings and vow renewals is $350 (includes beach permit).** A deposit of $150 holds the date for you.
The balance is due either at the pre-meeting or on the day of the ceremony. You may pay in full at the time of booking if you prefer.
This fee includes:
1. Guidance on how to apply for your Hawaii Marriage License (for weddings)
2. Listing of agents to see once you arrive on Kauai to have your marriage license issued
3. Information and communication on beautiful ceremony locations
4. Sample Ceremonies to choose from and/or use as template (a jumping off place) to create your personal ceremony
5. Assistance in editing or customizing your ceremony making it unique to you as a couple
6. Suggestions (if requested) for special vendors or other elements for your ceremony
7. Pre-meeting at a mutually agreed upon place beforehand to get acquainted and complete ceremony details
8. Permit for beach area (if beach is ceremony location)
9. Of Course ~ The ceremony itself !!! (Truly special attentive energy to make it wonderful for everyone, especially the both of you!)
10. Filing of your marriage license right afterward with the State of Hawaii Dept. of Health
The majority of my clients prefer a simple, non-religious ceremony on the beach or other special venue. They do most of the planning and arranging for themselves and sometimes ask for suggestions on locations, photographers, florists, where to go to dinner afterward, etc.
While primarily focused on officiating at your ceremony, I’m happy to make referrals from my preferred vendors list (if requested). You may choose what works best for your special day, your ceremony and your budget. If you want me to arrange bookings, pick up flowers, or other planning details, then additional fees might apply (see “Mini-Wedding Coordination” option below).
Additional options include the “Simple Signing” (info below) and “Kamaaina / Local and Miliary” rates.
Are you planning a “Last Minute Kauai Wedding”? Please contact me for availability and rates, which depend on the specific circumstances. I’m happy to assist… we just need to organize quickly and get on it!
I can’t express enough how much we appreciated you being the officiant of our marriage on Shipwreck Beach in Kau’ai. You helped us create the perfect unforgettable romantic wedding we dreamed about. We have a special place in our hearts and memories of that day and you are very much part of it. Thank you so much for marrying us! You are a very special person and we were lucky to have crossed your path.
Dear Frieda, Today is two weeks and a day since we were married and I have been wanting to write to you and let you know how appreciative we are of you. Looking at the photos I was reminded of how sweet, supportive and sincere you are and how you made us feel as though we had family with us. You took me under your wing and helped us to have the wonderful wedding of our dreams. Thank you so very much.
Karen and I want to say thanks so much for the most beautiful vow ceremony we could imagine. I really appreciated the way you helped me to plan the surprise for my wife of 25 years and customize our ceremony to fit the crazy but wonderful constraints of a helicopter trip to a waterfall! Most of all, your “aloha” made everyone – including our two cynical teenage boys – smile all during the ceremony.
Frieda, We started out with two plumeria leis and an officiant. You have taken this wedding to a level we could not conceive for ourselves. The touches you have added paints a memory that will never be forgotten. When we think back about that day and how truly amazing and special it was, we wouldn’t change a thing. It was everything we wanted… and more! Words can’t express our gratitude. Aloha nui loa.
The Mini-Coordination Special ~
The fee for this varies, depending on your choices and circumstances.
My experience in event planning ranges from planning seminars, to gallery art exhibitions, to weddings and receptions.
Occasionally a couple requests a Kauai wedding planner or “Kauai wedding packages”. I provide coordinating on a case by case basis, depending on your needs and your budget. I generally don’t offer Kauai Wedding Packages, per se, as I find that these packages often have “cheesy” inclusions in their services, so I would rather custom to your taste with what you really want. In my view, “Custom” is King (or Queen, depending on your point of view)!
If you would like assistance with coordination, we can arrange a special fee, or agree on an hourly rate for extra planning.
Simple Signing ~
My fee for a simple signing is $150
What is a simple signing? You’ll meet with me at a mutually agreed upon location, generally a park or condo, etc. This will be an area where no beach permit is required so this option does not include the beaches. Generally, this a very casual document signing and doesn’t require special attire for the couple or the officiant. You will already have your marriage license issued and we will have a brief ceremonial signing. Of course, I will file the legal marriage license papers afterward.
Kamaaina / Local and Military Officiant Services ~
Please contact me directly for special rates.
Whether you choose my Officiant Services for the full ceremony, or Mini-Coordination, or a Simple Signing ~ I’m sure we can co-create a ceremony that fits your imagination…because I love doing what I do and I’m sure you will be happy with the results.
Aloha, and I’ll be delighted to be your officiant!
Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-482-1999 today