What To Expect From Your Caribbean Wedding
Each destination can offer you a stunning wedding. You can go for an in-resort wedding, or an independent venue such as a plantation or private villa terrace. An all-inclusive trip with in-resort coordinators, to a beach front boutique with the helping hand of an Island Wedding Planner. From complementary packages to the full affair with photobooths, dancefloors and wish lanterns. Speak to a member of our team to help you choose the country and wedding design best suited to you.
Legalities, Requirements, & Same-Sex Weddings
Requirements vary per destination, with a couple Island exceptions, you should expect to need to arrive 3 business days before your symbolic wedding, and up to 4 business days before a legal ceremony.
Your legal fees, such as the notary and translation costs are not included in your wedding package, however some resorts will include the services of a judge or minister in their more comprehensive packages. Your dedicated in-resort wedding coordinator will help you with the legal arrangements. After your ceremony, you will be sent your notarised and translated marriage license to your home address. This can take 8 – 12 weeks to come through.
Same-sex marriages are currently only legal in Mexico and Costa Rica. Other destinations, such as the Dominican Republic is suitable for a symbolic wedding in an adult-only resort. Unfortunately, most destinations, due to their religious history and culture, currently do not allow legal or symbolic weddings, but are LGBT friendly for holidays and honeymooners.
Many resorts will offer you and your party a form of group benefits. This can range from free rooms and room upgrades, extra events for your wedding, or extra amenities. A selection of resorts will do this for you, without any need for a group booking deposit, or everybody needing to book at the same time. It’s easy and convenient for you and your friends and family. If you’re looking to launch your own wedding website, we can offer you a selection of prices and special offer details to share. To receive these benefits, you’ll often need to avoid certain dates as usually Easter and Christmas week would be excluded, and you and your guests need to be booked through the same company. Speak to a member of our team about your party size and needs and they can advise what’s best for your wedding.