Updated: Oct 5, 2022
Thinking about a Jamaica wedding?
Jamaica Wedding professionals from all over, rate Jamaica as one of the top wedding locations in the world for your destination wedding. You can combine your Jamaica wedding with a fantastic honeymoon to make the wedding of a lifetime without spending a fortune. There are literally dozens of fantastic all-inclusive beach resorts & hotels that offer amazing packages for wedding couples.
And, if you want to take advantage of the gorgeous beaches in Jamaica, opt for the very popular Jamaican beach wedding. You will find that many resorts offer beach weddings or garden weddings with beach views, often within the resort itself.
When you close your eyes, and imagine your Jamaica wedding, you should probably have a vision of a serene, calming atmosphere on beach somewhere. You should probably see waves kissing the ocean, white sand beaches and gorgeous foliage. The island is one of the most popular places in the Caribbean for weddings. Happy couples choose to get married in Jamaica because of the beautiful scenery and stunning views of the lofty mountains and beautiful fauna.
For the most part, almost every resort in Jamaica does dozens of weddings every month so they can handle all of the details. The first decision should be “which resort will you choose to be married?” You may opt to get married at one resort and honeymoon at the other – an experience that might add even more variety and excitement to the occasion. Keep in mind that some resorts cater to children while others don’t allow kids. Some adult resorts may still allow you to have kids attend the wedding ceremony, but they will not be permitted to occupy a room there.
Legal Requirements for a Jamaica Wedding
You can be married just 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license. The great news is that you do not need to take blood tests.
You will need to apply for a marriage license before you arrive (apply 2-3 months ahead of time to be safe.) The cost of the license is approximately $60-65 US.
Here is a guide of the documents you will need:
Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate
Parent’s written consent if you’re under the age of 18
If you’re divorced, an original certificate of divorce as proof
Widow(ers) need a certified copy of the deceased spouse’s death certificate
Suggested Resorts for Jamaica wedding
Sandals Resorts: A Sandals WeddingMoon marries the wedding and the honeymoon, so after you’ve exchanged your vows, you can begin your happily ever after. Romance abounds at the resorts made for love, and you’ll find endless ways to enjoy your time together. From suites so exotic and romantic, they are named “Love Nests Dream Suites”, to intimate dining beneath the moonlit sky, hand-in-hand strolls along the beach, and every land and water sport under the sun.
Best of all, it’s all included.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande: At the Moon Palace, you never have to settle for a cookie-cutter ceremony. They know the secrets to creating an ideal day for couples like you, incorporating traditions from around the world, or creating a few new traditions for your unique wedding.
And they’ll make sure it feels that way, down to the tiniest linen-wrapped detail. From color-coordinated flowers to customized reception décor, if you can dream it, they can make it real.
Couples Resorts: Couples Negril and Couples Swept Away are located in nearby Negril and is the quintessential for all-inclusive romantics. These plush resorts cater exclusively to traditional couples only and is situated on 1000 feet of white sand beach.
Romance is everywhere at Couples-on the beach, in the dining. Couples Resort deserves its own red ribbon. You’re in for outrageously wonderful days when you get married in Jamaica.
And on the North Coast, you’ll also discover Couples Tower Isle and Couples San Souci that offers the same amazing amenties as the ones located in Negril.
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