Caribbean Tourism

Caribbean Weddings and Honeymoons

Caribbean Weddings and Honeymoons

Romance is synonymous with the Caribbean -- a great favorite for lovers of all ages, lured by the temperate climate, luxurious accommodations, solicitous service, miles of beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets.


Wish to avoid the tension (and expense) of planning a wedding at home? Most resorts will be pleased to arrange your ceremony on property. Many employ full-time wedding coordinators to move you through the myriad details free from stress. Bring your family and friends.
The ceremony, cake and champagne or other amenities can be included in bridal packages.

When it comes to weddings, some "all-inclusives" may include more than others. Be sure to ask for specifics.

Some resorts will customize the ceremony and reception according to your specifications and charge for services on an a la carte basis.
Need a maid of honor and a best man? Ask and they shall be provided too.

Since the islands are naturally beautiful, choosing the perfect setting for a ceremony can be perplexing. There are historic mills and fortresses, gazebos on the beach and in lush gardens, rustic bowers, dramatic mountaintops, yachts, churches, great house parlors -- and more.

Honeymoon packages present options, too. Resorts feature a host of add-ons for lovers like flowers in the room, elaborate bridal bedsteads, romantic dinners on the beach, breakfast in bed or on a private terrace or massages for two. Enjoy!

Caribbean Wedding Policies

Destination Cost WaitingPeriod DocumentsRequired BloodTest
ANGUILLA US $284 Two days Passport or birth certificate & photo
driver's license.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

No
Destination Cost WaitingPeriod DocumentsRequired BloodTest
ANGUILLA US $284 Two days Passport or birth certificate & photo
driver's license.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

No
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA US $200 One day Passport or birth certificate &
photo driver's license.
Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.
No
ARUBA N/A None Jewish -- U.S. marriage certificate, verification of
Judaism from home Rabbi & petition to the Aruba Jewish community.

Christian -- U.S. marriage certificate.

Roman Catholic -- Marriage permit from home priest, baptism certificate & official form stating neither partner was
ever married in a church.

No
BAHAMAS US $290 15 days can be waived at discretion of the Registrar General
with good cause
Declaration certifying both are unmarried U.S. citizens sworn before a U.S. Consul at the
American Embassy, Nassau, or marriage license from Commissioner's Office on other islands.

Passport or birth certificate & photo ID.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

No
BARBADOS US $62.50 None

Passport or birth certificate.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Letter from authorized officiant who will perform service must be presented when filing marriage application
(available from Ministry of Home Affairs).

No
BELIZE BZ $10 15 days Proof of divorce or death certificate of former
spouse, if applicable.
No
BONAIRE US $150 1 week Birth certificate & passport.

Proof both are eligible for marriage.

No
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS $110 in BVI Postage Stamps 3 days Passport
or original birth certificate & photo ID.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

No
CAYMAN ISLANDS US $200 None Proof of entry, i.e. Cayman Islands
International Immigration Dept. Pink Slip, cruise ship boarding pass.

Passport or birth certificates.

Original or certified copies of divorcee decrees or former spouse death certificates, if applicable.

Letter from authorized officiating Marriage Officer.

No
CURACAO US $167 2 day residency

14 days for license

Birth certificate & passport.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Proof both are eligible for marriage.

No
DOMINICA approx. US $114 15 day residency

1 week for license

Birth certificate & proof of citizenship.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Application form obtainable from the Ministry of Community Development.

No
GRENADA US $15 3 days Passports & birth certificates of both
parties.

Deed Poll if either party had a name change.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Proof of single status -- letter from lawyer stating they have the legal right to get married.

No
FRENCH WEST INDIES -- GUADELOUPE,ST. BARTS, MARTINIQUE, FRENCH ST. MARTIN No fee 1 month Birth certificate (or copy with raised seal).

Certificate of good conduct including certificate of single standing .

Residency Card.

Medical certificate issued within 3 months of event.

French translation of English language documents.

A "Bulletin de Mariage" and "Livret de Famille" are delivered at ceremony.

Yes
JAMAICA Jamaica $200 1 day Certified copy of birth certificate
which includes father's name.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

No
MEXICO US $35 2 days Tourist cards.

Birth certificates.

Passports or drivers licenses.

Final divorce decrees, if applicable.

Names, addresses, ages, nationalities & tourist card numbers of 4 witnesses.

Yes
MONTSERRAT US $7.50 3 days Birth certificate or passport.

Divorce decree or former spouse death certificate, if applicable.

No
PUERTO RICO US $2.00 stamp fee for certified copy of license None ID
card or passport.

Original birth certificate.

Original divorce decree or former spouse death certificate, if applicable.

Health certificate from a resident practitioner in Puerto Rico.

Yes, VDRL test at least 10 days
prior.
SABA FL $100 1 month Birth certificates.

Divorce papers, if applicable.

No
ST. EUSTATIUS US $20 from census office, or US $58.30 from outside courthouse 2 weeks Birth certificates.

Document stating both parties are not married.

Divorce papers, if applicable.

Residence permit from the Immigration Dept.

Police record.

Island address.

Bank statement.

No
ST. KITTS & NEVIS US $80 2 days Birth Certificate or
passport.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

If Catholic priest will perform ceremony, letter from home priest stating couple is unmarried is needed.

If Anglican, or other priest will perform ceremony, letter stating couple is known and unmarried is
needed.

No
ST. LUCIA approx. US $198 2 day residency

2 days for license

Change of name documents.

Proof of divorce or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Affidavit of one of the parties.

Birth Certificate or passport.

No
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES approx. US $8 3 days Proof of divorce
or death certificate of former spouse, if applicable.

Birth Certificate or passport.

Governor General's license through the Ministry of Tourism, Aviation, Culture & Women's Affairs, or an ordinary
license through the Registrar.

No
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO $30 in stamps 7 days Days are counted from the day after
arrival
President's License application can be made to forego the normal 16 day waiting period by
submitting:

Letter indicating why couple needs President's License to the Registrar General after 7 day residence
established.

Proof of entry and intended exit in the form of airline tickets.

Passport or driver's license.

Proof of single status.

No
TURKS & CAICOS US $50 2-3 days Proof of divorce or death certificate
of former spouse, if applicable.

Birth Certificate or passport.

For most church weddings, proof of membership is required.

No
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS US $50 8 days Letter accompanying Application for
Marriage stating date of visit, length of stay, preference of date if having ceremony performed by a
Judge.
No