Caribbean Destination Weddings
by Paris Permenter and John Bigley,
More and more couples, eager to
skip the fuss of a traditional wedding and jump right into the fun, are choosing
to tie the knot in the sunny Caribbean. Throughout the islands, you'll find
hotels and resorts that offer on-site help with wedding planning, from details
like the marriage license to extras such as music and photos. Whether the
special day involves just the two of you or whether you'll be inviting friends
and relatives to join in the occasion, a destination wedding can be a way to
create wonderful memories.
Island Marriage Laws
In 2002, Aruba became the latest island to modify its wedding requirements. Couples now find that they have the option of civil ceremonies on this sunny isle.
You'll find that island weddings are becoming increasingly easier to arrange, with shorter (or no) residency periods, simplified paperwork, and usually no required blood tests. Many resorts have full-time staff members to simplify paperwork.
Although the paperwork details vary from island to island, in general you'll need:
If your documents are not in English, you'll probably need to have these
translated into English (or the island's official language).
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Content © Paris Permenter and John Bigley, 2002
- Pictures Courtesy of Sandals Resort
Copyright © CaribSeek 2002, All Rights Reserved. Web Published: June 14, 2002