Permits now required for all beach weddings in Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Lovebirds looking to tie the knot on Hawaii's beaches will now need to get a permit.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will be actively enforcing the need for a Right of Entry permit for all weddings taking place on State beaches after June 16, 2008.

DLNR officials say there are already requirements in place but recently, there have been some problem areas of usage.

The DLNR plans to implement a pilot program concerning the issuance of permits for beach weddings this August.

In addition, all photography and video studios, are required to have a State film permit to legally film any activity on State beaches.

A Right of Entry permit application can be picked up either at the DLNR office or the City & County of Honolulu.

Photos courtesy of Wedding Planner 808