Wedding Ceremonies

Aloha!
Did you know that the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (Jodo Shin Buddhism) officiates Buddhist Weddings?

The Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii is joyous, as well as a solemn event. The atmosphere of happiness and devotion, filled with Amida Buddha’ Compassion, make your
wedding day truly memorable.

All wedding ceremonies are officiated by ordained ministers of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii who are licensed by the state of Hawaii. The wedding ceremony is usually conducted in English. However, Japanese and bilingual ceremonies may be arranged.

Let us be a part of your most precious day as you begin a new life together under the beautiful sun of Hawaii.

Wedding Style
1) Traditional

Similar to an western style “Church” wedding which includes lighting candles, processional, exchange of rings, organist and musical accompaniment (optional), rehearsal, etc…

2) Private
Simple ceremony held at the temple, usually performed with few guests in attendance.

3) Off-site

Wedding performed away from the temple, such as at a hotel, in a park, beach, garden, or a home. This is usually a simple outdoor/indoor ceremony with a small altar at the site. A site visit or rehearsal is usually held prior to the wedding date.

Attire
Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii may be conducted in either western style attire such as wedding dress and tuxedo or Japanese traditional attire (Kimono).

Exchanging of Rings
It is common to include the exchanging of rings in a Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii.

Presentation of Nenju
As part of a Buddhist ceremony, Nenju are presented to the couple. The minister prepares the Nenju and officiates the presentation on that day.

Sample Service Order
Vandana & Tisarana (Opening Chant)
Aspiration
Exchanging of Rings & Vows
Nenju Presentation
Offering of Incense
Pronouncement of Marriage
Announcement of Marriage
Nembutsu

Contact Information
Weddings may be performed on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai. For more information or to schedule a wedding please contact us.

Aloha!
Did you know that the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (Jodo Shin Buddhism) officiates Buddhist Weddings?

The Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii is joyous, as well as a solemn event. The atmosphere of happiness and devotion, filled with Amida Buddha’ Compassion, make your
wedding day truly memorable.

All wedding ceremonies are officiated by ordained ministers of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii who are licensed by the state of Hawaii. The wedding ceremony is usually conducted in English. However, Japanese and bilingual ceremonies may be arranged.

Let us be a part of your most precious day as you begin a new life together under the beautiful sun of Hawaii.

Wedding Style
1) Traditional

Similar to an western style “Church” wedding which includes lighting candles, processional, exchange of rings, organist and musical accompaniment (optional), rehearsal, etc…

2) Private
Simple ceremony held at the temple, usually performed with few guests in attendance.

3) Off-site

Wedding performed away from the temple, such as at a hotel, in a park, beach, garden, or a home. This is usually a simple outdoor/indoor ceremony with a small altar at the site. A site visit or rehearsal is usually held prior to the wedding date.

Attire
Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii may be conducted in either western style attire such as wedding dress and tuxedo or Japanese traditional attire (Kimono).

Exchanging of Rings
It is common to include the exchanging of rings in a Buddhist wedding ceremony in Hawaii.

Presentation of Nenju
As part of a Buddhist ceremony, Nenju are presented to the couple. The minister prepares the Nenju and officiates the presentation on that day.

Sample Service Order
Vandana & Tisarana (Opening Chant)
Aspiration
Exchanging of Rings & Vows
Nenju Presentation
Offering of Incense
Pronouncement of Marriage
Announcement of Marriage
Nembutsu

Contact Information
Weddings may be performed on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai. For more information or to schedule a wedding please contact us. Please see the “Downloads” page for more information.

 

-Taken from Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website.