Get Married in Dominican Republic

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.

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From its lush green rainforests to its historic treasures, this stunning destination wedding locale is sure to impress. There is no shortage of things to do or see in the Domincan Republic for both you and your guests! Punta Cana is one of the country's most popular destinations thanks to its romantic palm-lined beaches and crystal ocean waters. Santo Domingo is a popular pick for exchanging vows as well. The vibrant capital city offers a stunning set of art and architecture that dates back centuries, lending a charming old world feel to any event. If you are up for a little adventure, you can even visit Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the entire Carribean. This stunning peak stands as the perfect backdrop for your nuptials or, if you're brave enough to climb to the top, the best views of the tropical rainforests covering the island.

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.

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