Destination weddings are absolutely stunning! Now that you’re engaged, have you thought about planning a wedding out of the United States? If you have the budget to go out of the country, or want a smaller wedding and fly some of your closest friends and relatives out there, do it! It will make for a one of a kind backdrop and experience. There is a little bit more paperwork involved in some of these places so make sure to plan far in advance. We have gotten the opportunity to accompany brides to destination weddings and it was an absolute amazing time! Below we listed just four places with some wedding inspiration you could consider but the possibilities are endless!
Aruba – Aruba is the sixth most visited island in the Caribbean. One awesome plus is that its located south of the hurricane belt, so no tropical storms treating your big day! Legal wedding ceremonies have to take place inside City Hall in Oranjestad, the capital on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. You’ll need copies of your birth certificates with an apostle, passports, two witnesses with passports, and single-status reports.
Italy – This place has everything imaginable from rocky coasts, sunflower fields, to ancient ruins it’s a great place for family and friends. The wine and your receptions feast will be top notch! You have to apply for a Dichiarazione Giurata with an American consular office in one of the seven Italian cities. Then you have to present your passports, birth certificates, and proof of entry to get married.
Belize – Made up of more than 100 offshore islands, Great Barrier Reefs, and caves there’s something to do for every couple. The weather is a year round temperature of 80 degrees, talk about perfect! You need to be in the country for three days before applying for a marriage license. In addition you’ll need proof of citizenship along with a fee of $105. You can do everything in Belize City or Belmopan, and it only takes a day!
Dominican Republic – Getting married here is easier than you think! Many all-inclusive packages in Punta Cana off free wedding packages! There’s exotic backdrops and a lush jungle around the mountain range. You should complete paperwork about six months in advance and send it to the Dominican consulate with a fee of $200. Make sure to bring two non-family witnesses over 18.