Wedding Officiant

OAHU WEDDING OFFICIANT SERVICES

Congratulations on your engagement! Whether you want an intimate ceremony, a grand event, or something in between I will work with you to create a ceremony that will make your day special. I am Wedding Officiant Kim Crinella and I officiate non religious wedding and vow renewal ceremonies on the island of Oahu for traditional and same sex couples inspired by the love of the couple and/or fun themes in locations like beaches, backyards, parks, gardens and homes.

Witnesses are not required in Hawaii for weddings or vow renewals so locals and couples on vacation can have a private ceremony in a romantic location with just the two of them and me to officiate the ceremony. I make it easy for couples to have a beautiful meaningful private ceremony focused on their love without the stress or excessive cost of a big formal wedding! With COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting large gatherings, rather than keep postponing getting married you can have an intimate or no ceremony wedding now to be legally married and once it is safe to unite with loved ones again then have a formal ceremony and reception.

Wedding Officiant Services Includes:

❤️ I will provide up to one hour of pre wedding consultation by phone and/or email to answer your questions, find more about you as a couple and find out your ideas for the ceremony.
❤️ I will create a script for your wedding ceremony that is inspired by Love and you, the couple.
❤️ You may write your own words of Love to say during the ring exchange portion of the ceremony or I can create something for you to say.
❤️ Popular island wedding traditions like a lei exchange or sand unity ceremony can be incorporated into your wedding at no additional charge. You would provide the leis for the lei exchange or for the sand unity I have wooden bowls you may use if you want to incorporate one.
❤️ On the day of your wedding I will be available for up to one hour after the agreed upon meeting time to perform the ceremony.
❤️ I will provide you easy to follow instructions on how to apply for your Hawaii marriage license which you can apply for online up to 30 days prior.
❤️ On the day of your wedding, after the ceremony, I certify the marriage online with the State of Hawaii making a legal record of your marriage. The State will email you a few days after the wedding with a link to your downloadable marriage certificate which is a legal document that can be used for insurance and military housing.
❤️ I am happy to incorporate special requests or other wedding traditions into your ceremony to make it personal and meaningful for you. I can also incorporate a special theme you have selected for your wedding into the ceremony.
❤️ I can accommodate costumed themed weddings and am willing to dress in costume when officiating.

Oahu Wedding Officiant Service Fees for Weddings, Vow Renewals, Elopements and Civil Unions are:

$180 plus tax within the areas of Waikiki to Kapolei to Wahiawa and areas between
$230 plus tax west of Kapolei (Nanakuli-Makaha) or Windward Oahu (Kaneohe-Waimanalo) or Haleiwa Beach Park
$330 plus tax North Shore (past Haleiwa Beach Park to Kahaluu) or Windward Oahu (Waimanalo-Hawaii Kai)

Additional fees may apply if a costume or hiking is required.
My fee is double for services some holidays (February 14, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, December 31, January 1). This is to make it worth my while to give up my holiday and family time.

​No Ceremony Wedding

❤ Want to be Legally Married but don’t want a ceremony?
For couples just looking to just make it legal I offer a discounted wedding officiant service. This has been popular for military couples who need to be legally married to get housing but are planning a formal wedding at a later time and/or destination with family and friends. We simply meet either at my office located in Kapolei to make your marriage legal.
My fee for no ceremony… just make it legal is $150 plus tax meeting at my Kapolei office. With the no ceremony wedding:
◊ I will also provide easy instructions on how to apply for your Hawaii marriage license which you can apply for online up to 30 days prior.
◊ I provide same day online certification of your marriage license following the wedding ceremony.

❤ Wedding Traditions and Unity Ceremonies
I do not charge anything additional if you would like to incorporate a unity ceremony or traditions into your ceremony. The most popular in Hawaii are the lei exchange and the sand unity ceremony. There are hundreds of unity ceremonies and wedding traditions from different cultures that can be incorporated into a wedding or vow renewal ceremony. There is no right or wrong way to have your ceremony. Choose to incorporate what will be meaningful to both of you and make your ceremony special and specific to you as a couple. 
Click here for more information and meanings behind the most popular unity ceremonies and traditions that you can incorporate into your ceremony like lei exchange, sand unity, beer unity, tree planting ceremony, handfasting ceremony and more! I have wooden bowls for the and unity ceremony available for use at no charge. The wedding couple is responsible for providing leis or any other items used in any of the unity ceremonies they wish to incorporate.

❤ Officiant For Fun Themed Weddings
Do you want to have a fun themed or costumed wedding based on a movie, tv show, book, fairy tale, time period, etc? I will create a special ceremony for your fun themed or costumed themed ceremony and am willing to officiate in costume if requested.
Click here for the most popular themes for fun theme weddings.
Click here for the most popular costumed themes where the couple and/or guests wear costumes.
If you would like me to be in a costume while officiating contact me with specific information on what you envision your wedding officiant looking like and I will research, acquire photos of costume options and provide you with a quote.

This couple got married and lock and key wrist wedding tattoos!

Tattoo Wedding or Vow Renewal

❤ Tattoo Wedding or Vow Renewal Say “I Do!” and get tattoos!
With the growth in popularity of tattoos, some couples are opting for tattoo rings or meaningful designs on other body parts rather than traditional wedding bands or rings. After receiving a request for a tattoo wedding ring ceremony I have partnered with Neck Deep Tattoo in Kaneohe to offer wedding and vow renewal ceremonies at their tattoo shop and their tattoo artists will tattoo the wedding couple as part of the ceremony.
Click here for more information about having a Tattoo Wedding or Vow Renewal!

Deposit To Secure Your Date and Time

❤ Deposit To Secure Date and Time
Once you have chosen a date and time for your ceremony a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure my services, Wedding Officiant Kim Crinella, for a specific date and time for your ceremony. Payment can be made by Venmo or an invoice is sent using PayPal and can be paid using a debit card or credit card. This deposit is deducted from the balance which is due on the day of the ceremony. The deposit is not refundable if the date of the wedding is changed or cancelled.

FYI’S

❤ Pre-Wedding Consultation
One hour of pre-wedding consultation service in person, phone, and/or by email is included with the full service wedding officiant services. No ceremony weddings should not require a pre-wedding consultation, only wedding license instructions. Should you require additional consultation services exceeding the included 1 hour consultation, services will be billed at $75 per hour and any portion of.

❤ Officiant’s After Hour Fee
If you require me to be present at the ceremony location for longer than an hour after the agreed upon arrival time, like if there is a late start or if you would like them to attend the Rehearsal and/or Reception, there is a fee of $75 per hour billed in one hour increments. On the day of the ceremony if the wedding is delayed and the couple requires I stay longer than the included hour, $75 per hour billed in one hour increments will be due in cash or Venmo at the time of the wedding or payable by invoice online by credit card once I return from the wedding and must be paid before I will certify the wedding with the State of Hawaii to make the marriage legal. I am required to certify a marriage within 3 days of officiating to make it legal.

❤ About My Pricing 
Don’t judge the wedding officiant you choose only on price, it won’t matter how cheap a officiant is if they don’t show up or if their ceremony doesn’t reflect you as a couple. You would be surprised how many calls I get from panicked couples because their officiate canceled on them last minute. Having an officiate that is reliable is essential and I WILL be there!  Please consider all of the time and work that goes into creating a meaningful custom ceremony for your special day. Pricing for my wedding officiant services includes more than just officiating on the day of the ceremony. I work with each couple in a phone or in person consultation to learn about the couple and what would make their ceremony meaningful and special to them. I make suggestions and answer questions. After the consultation I create a custom ceremony for each couple. I enjoy writing ceremonies and vows for couples and am happy to create specific themed ceremonies or just have a it be love centric theme. I provide wedding couples easy to follow instructions for applying for a Hawaii state marriage license. This is several hours of work even before the day of the ceremony. On the day of the ceremony I have to be early to be sure to be on time and have time to go over the ceremony plan before officiating the ceremony. Many hours and thoughtful work goes into officiating the ceremony for your special day. I am committed to creating and performing a thoughtful meaningful ceremony for each couple and being there as promised for your ceremony.

I will officiate your service anywhere… from the mountain tops to in the ocean. I will hike, swim, dress in costume, and perform unique themed non-religious ceremonies if requested. I offer the lanai of my home for small intimate ceremonies with just the couple and up to 2 guests at no additional charge.

To put things in perspective, most service professionals in Hawaii (like a mobile mechanic or electrician) charge at least $100+ just to show up before doing any work.

After working with me my couples tell me how grateful they are they chose me and how much my customized ceremonies meant to them and made their wedding/vow renewal so special. They appreciate that I have easy going attitude and am easy to work with. They are grateful to have someone willing to answer their questions and walk them through the confusing wedding process. Couples also like that I am flexible with changes and do not charge extra when changes are made. I look forward to working with you and creating a beautiful custom ceremony for your special day!

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