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Wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic

Finally, you are getting ready for the most important and romantic day in your life together, and of course, you want to remember this day for the rest of your life. An excellent opportunity to make this day memorable and satisfy all your needs is to celebrate your wedding abroad. What about a heavenly tropical island? A wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic turns out bright, cheerful and unforgettable!

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Considered one of the most romantic places on earth, the Dominican Republic can offer many amazing things to the newlyweds, including picturesque landscapes, exquisite cuisine, warm climate (you can celebrate a wedding in any month of the year), good hotels and smooth wedding industry.

The wedding in the Dominican Republic may seem to be an exotic idea, although it implies no more chores than a celebration in your city or town of residence, but undoubtedly brings many more impressions!

In this article, we will tell you about the main aspects of arranging a wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic – be sure, it is not so difficult and challenging as it may seem at first sight. Many couples have celebrated their wedding in the Caribbean, followed by a tropical honeymoon right there.

Happiness under the sun

The wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic has many benefits. Firstly, the Dominican Republic is far away from your native land. Thus, it is an ideal wedding destination for those who do not want to invite numerous relatives and acquaintances, dreaming about a quiet romantic celebration, tranquility and privacy.

Secondly, the Dominican Republic has so many wedding locations that every couple will find an excellent place to their liking. You can choose from luxurious beaches, quiet lagoons and ancient caves.

Among the most popular wedding locations in the Dominican Republic, there are Saona Island, Juanillo Beach (included in the top 10 best beaches of the world), Redonda (Round) Mountain, and several private beaches and gated complexes created especially for wedding ceremonies.

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The weather in the Dominican Republic is wonderful all year round, which means that you will enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather in November and December, as if it were June. It is a perfect option for people who are limited to wedding celebration in particular months or those who are planning to get married in winter.

You can celebrate the following wedding ceremonies in the Dominican Republic:

  • Symbolic wedding ceremony
  • Official wedding ceremony

Official wedding ceremony

Newlyweds thinking about a wedding abroad have a reasonable question about whether it will be considered a marriage when they come back home? The answer is yes, it will!

It is better to entrust official wedding organization to professional wedding planners who will explain to you in detail what documents you will need to get married abroad officially.

The documents usually include copies of the newlyweds’ foreign passports, a questionnaire filled out with all the data and birth certificates translated into Spanish. Please, mind that the translation should be certified by notary.

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

The cost of the official wedding celebration starts from US$1100. Arrangement of the wedding ceremony according to the chosen program should be paid additionally.

Symbolic wedding ceremony

Symbolic wedding ceremonies are much simpler. Firstly, the cost of such ceremony is significantly lower than the cost of the official ceremony. Secondly, you won’t need any documents. Just choose a wedding location to your liking, a design of a wedding arch and schedule a date!

Moreover, a symbolic ceremony can be dedicated to the 5-year, 10-year or any other wedding anniversary.

Wedding ceremony organization tips:

  • Carefully choose a wedding agency by reading reviews, investigating about the prices and offers
  • Agree on all the details with the wedding planners in advance: price, date, additional services. Investigate what exactly will be available in the chosen location: bathroom, mirror, shade
  • Negotiate the possibility of changing the date of ceremony in case of illness or bad weather
  • We do not recommend that you schedule a ceremony for the day right after your arrival – you will need a few days to get accustomed to the climate and the hot sun
  • For wedding celebration in the Caribbean, we recommend choosing light dresses and suits of natural fabric

Scenario of a wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic

There is a large choice of plans and scenarios for celebration of a wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic. Their cost directly depends on a set of services included. You choose the location to your liking and any additional services you might need: services of make-up artist or photographer, how much champagne you will need, what decorations to choose and on which tropical beach to set them up. All these questions should be covered during your communication with your wedding planner.

As a rule, the ceremony lasts for about half an hour and consists of:

  • Welcoming speech by a MC
  • Vows of bride and bridegroom
  • Ring exchange
  • Sand ceremony
  • Signing of a wedding certificate
  • Festive opening of a bottle of champagne

After all these formalities, a couple usually goes to a romantic photo shoot by a professional wedding photographer who will take bright pictures of this most romantic and memorable day!

The prices of the cheapest wedding packages start from US$700. Thus, for people who have allowed buying tickets to the Caribbean, it seems to be quite a reasonable price. Anyway, a wedding is an event that you will remember for the rest of your life, and in the Dominican Republic, your wedding ceremony will be bright and memorable without doubts!