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Wedding in the Dominican Republic from A to Z

Every year, more and more couples want to celebrate the most important event of their life somewhere abroad to keep this milestone in their memory for the rest of their life. One of the favorite destinations of the couples is the Caribbean region, in particular the Dominican Republic. A wedding in the Dominican Republic is a decision you will never regret. One of the most important advantages of the wedding in the Dominican Republic is a freedom to choose any day of the year for this event, without waiting for good weather – it is always amazing in the Caribbean!

Why do people choose the wedding in the Dominican Republic more and more often?

Apart from its famous picturesque tropical views, the Dominican Republic also boasts the following advantages for celebration of a wedding ceremony:

  • Exotic landscapes (white-sand beaches, palm trees, turquoise-blue transparent water of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, unforgettable sunsets) in a private setting for your couple;
  • Opportunity to combine a wedding with a honeymoon;
  • Not traditional celebration;
  • Opportunity to celebrate a wedding in any time of the year;
  • Perfect weather is guaranteed;
  • Unusual wedding photos;
  • Affordable cost (a wedding in the Dominican Republic may be more budget-friendly than in many other countries. It may be related to the fact that not so many guests will be able to travel to the Dominican Republic, thus you will have to spend less on food and other things).

Wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic

When your couple has become sure to celebrate the wedding on the islands, there is only one step left: to inquire about the cost of a wedding in the Dominican Republic. Many couples give up their dream thinking that this type of wedding is too expensive for them. However, the prices vary depending on the type of the wedding ceremony you choose and the location for wedding celebration.

There are 2 possible options:

  1. Official marriage in the Dominican Republic
  2. Symbolic wedding ceremony

It is worth mentioning that an official marriage is not as popular as an unofficial wedding celebration because first, it is much more expensive, and second, it requires more hustle and bustle with the documents.

The symbolic ceremony is celebrated differently by various wedding agents.

We organize ceremonies that last for about 20-25 minutes and include:

  • vows of the bride and the bridegroom;
  • exchange of rings;
  • sand ceremony;
  • signing a wedding certificate;
  • festive opening of a bottle of champagne and congratulations

To make sure the wedding celebration is ideal, it is worth considering some details related to the décor and attires of future newlyweds:

  • Hot weather with the temperature over 30C is not comfortable for a bride in a big poofy dress. That is why it is recommended choosing light attires: sundresses and body wraps;
  • A classical bridegroom suit does not look good with such décor and setting. That is why it is better to choose light trousers and a shirt. Try different colors and add accessories (a hat, braces, bow tie, and waistcoat);
  • As for footwear, opt for decorated sandals. Thus, you won’t step barefoot on hot sand, and your couple will look elegant;
  • Choose several attires for a photo shoot: one for a ceremony and another for a love-story thematic photo shoot: thus, you will get pictures of you in different styles;
  • High humidity that may affect the hairstyle and the make-up of the bride. To avoid unexpected “surprises”, it is strongly recommended using stylist’s services;
  • Legal issues: if you want to celebrate an official wedding, it requires much time and preparation of documents in advance.

Organizing a wedding in the Dominican Republic

Choosing a wedding dress, a style of the ceremony, and a design of the invitations is only a minor part of a long preparation for the wedding ceremony that a bride and a bridegroom go through. You can plan your ceremony on your own, but it is not always easy. That is why to maintain your enthusiasm, save time and – what is most important – stay calm, entrust organization of your wedding celebration to professionals and cherish a wonderful time before this important event.

The cost of services of a wedding planner varies depending on preferences of your couple and starts from USD600. By the way, an important advantage of a wedding in the Dominican Republic is an opportunity to combine a ceremony with a honeymoon.

In this case, the sum of approximately USD5000 covers:

  • Flight to the Dominican Republic for two
  • One-week stay at an all-inclusive hotel for your couple
  • Wedding package at one of the locations offered

Each wedding package includes all you need for a bright and unforgettable ceremony:

  • Location rental;
  • Shuttle;
  • 2 hours of professional photo shoot;
  • Arch, decorations, laying the table, a bride’s bouquet and a bridegroom’s buttonhole in the style of the ceremony chosen by you from our catalogue;
  • Sand ceremony symbolizing unity and love;
  • Bottle of champagne and festive glasses for the newlyweds.

Apart from the wedding ceremony, in the Dominican Republic you can organize a stag night, a bachelorette party or a quiet romantic night.

Anyway, you will get everything you have been dreaming about:

  • Arch of an unusual form;
  • Bride’s bouquet  made of fruit or very bright flowers;
  • Live music;
  • Shuttle to the wedding location on a bright cabriolet, retro-car, helicopter or horse;
  • Wedding cake in the style of your ceremony;
  • Romantic dinner on the beach beside the ocean;
  • Stylist’s services for the bride and the bridegroom.

It is important to remember that the cost of a wedding abroad is usually given for the couple only, not including invitees. That is why a basic wedding package usually does not include a price of a banquet hall and hotel rooms. The cost of these services is calculated additionally depending on your preferences and the number of invitees. We recommend confirming with your wedding planner which services are included in your package and which should be paid separately so that nothing spoils your wedding day.

Wedding is not only an important milestone in the relations between a man and a woman but also a beautiful celebration of love. The Dominican Republic is an ideal place to make all your dreams come true and keep this day in your heart as the most amazing and unforgettable event in your life.