Marriage Licence Stats for 2009
The State Department of Health has released the statistics for marriage licenses issued for 2009. Not surprisingly, the numbers are down over 1000 marriages from 2008 in Maui, and way down from the hay-days of the early 2000's. Our hope is that these numbers will not continue to drop in 2010... hopefully the numbers will level out or increase. As 2009 was the worst economic year for weddings here in Hawaii, we have to ask ourselves if the Hawaii Visitors Bureau is doing all that they can to try to increase visitors to Hawaii. Yes, sure Hawaii can be expensive, but there are plenty of deals out there as well. Hawaii doesn't need to be looked at as "only for the rich", it's still affordable if you know where to look. Days of spending $750 a night on a hotel room are gone. Instead look for deals with small condominiums, bed & breakfasts and cheaper hotels.