The azure-ocean beach wedding that you've always dreamed of is within reach when you say your "I do's" in the Domincan Republic! Boasting some of the most scenic beachfront properties in the world, it's little wonder that so many couples are eager to tie the knot in this beautiful place. It's easy to get legally married in the Domincan Republic. You will simply require your passport, birth certificate, the divorce papers/death certificate of your former spouse if needed, and two witnesses that aren't related to you. Unfortunately, the Domincan Republic does not recogonize same-sex marriages legally. Symbolic same-sex ceremonies are permitted, but only on private beaches and resort properities. Punta Cana, known for its exceptional scenery and renown as a wedding destination, is generally more progressive and accepting of same-sex relationships.
The Domincan Republic is known for being an affordable place to host a destination wedding without sacrificing the Carribean beauty you crave. Weddings in the Domincan Republic can average anywhere between $2,000 to $15,000, though costs vary dramatically depending on the exact package selected, how many guests are attending, and any extras that the couple might add. The Dominican Republic offers a number of all-inclusive resorts for soon-to-be wed couples to choose from, keeping the planning process simple and streamlined. Provide your resort with the information they need and voila! You can simply show up and enjoy your big day. Travel costs will add an extra expense to your big day, but plane tickets are generally below $500 if you are traveling from the eastern part of the United States.