Wedding & Romance

If you're considering a destination wedding or honeymoon, then the Dominican Republic has everything you need.

 

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Regardless of where you go in the Dominican Republic, beach hotels and resorts have packages ready for weddings and honeymoons. They include everything from a justice of the peace or a minister to the marriage certificate, wedding cake, decorations, photography, videos, banquets and dinners.

 

In the Dominican Republic, the bride and groom will have a luxurious tropical landscape as the best backdrop for their wedding, while hotels offer newlyweds the best service for an unforgettable honeymoon.

 

The majority of resorts have specialists on hand to make your wedding as stress-free as possible. In many cases, you can also use your own travel agent to coordinate special requests.

 

For non-religious ceremonies, make sure to bring the following documents :

1. Photocopies of your passports.

2. Photocopies of your birth certificates.

3. Sworn statement that you are unmarried.

4. In the event that either of the spouses is divorced, a copy of the divorce decree must be submitted.

5. Two adult witnesses with valid passports.

6. All these documents must be legalized by the Dominican Consulate in the country of residence and translated into Spanish.

 

For religious ceremonies :

1. An authorization from an archbishop in the couple's country of residence to the local archdiocese, if the couple wishes to marry in the Roman Catholic Church.

2. Pre-marriage Certificate.

3. Civil marriage certificate legalized by the Dominican Consulate, if the couple has already contracted a civil marriage in their country.

4. Baptismal certificates for both bride and groom.

5. Confirmation certificates for the couple and church certificate of annulment (if applicable).

 

Roman Catholic churches which perform weddings for foreign couples :

- Iglesia de San Estanislao [St. Stanislas Church] in Altos de Chavón (La Romana)

- Basilica de Higüey [Higüey Basilica] or Nuestra Señora de Altagracia  [Our Lady of Altagracia] (Higüey).

- Catedral de San Felipe [St. Philip's Cathedral] in Puerto Plata (Puerto Plata).

- Catedral Primada de Santo Domingo [Santo Domingo Primada Cathedral]

- Catedral de Santiago Apóstol [Apostle James Cathedral] (Santiago).

 

Synagogue :

- Synagogue of Sosúa (Puerto Plata)

 
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