To be married in another country you do have to ask questions about their specific requirements. Jamaica required documents be faxed or emailed in advance (birth certificates and ID, previous divorce decrees or name changes) and you to be present on the island for 48 hours prior to the wedding.
You could add some items to your event that were additional fees, one thing we paid for in advance was our daughter's hair to be done for her. We were all amazed by the beautiful updo they created. She met with them the day before and after trying several styles chose her favorite.
We also paid for a wooden structure with drapes to add to the ceremony. The seating for guests was provided and arranged. There is a reception provided with cocktails, hors d'ouerves, and a cake. If you choose to add a private meal they will do that for a fee as well. We did this because half of our party was staying at Beaches family resort nearby and we wanted additional time together as a group.
|My beautiful daughter|
A picture package can also be purchased and was $500 for 25 images that can be printed at home at any photo printer. We had a dedicated photographer for the ceremony and the beginning of the reception and they got a lot of excellent, high quality photos.
|Mr. and Mrs. Bob Leonard|
You can invite as many people as you want to your wedding or get married alone with your spouse. We were fortunate to have grandparents and some family in a party of 17 and they elected to have a reception a few weeks after returning home for family that were unable to make the trip. The more rooms booked with your wedding party you are offered additional amenities at no charge. So the more people you can get to join you on your special day the better!
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Once on property, the bride and groom are shown several areas for the wedding and the reception. They can decide which areas are their favorite and make decisions after seeing everything because they only allow one wedding at a time.
Since we had some traveling with us that were under 18 we had to divide our party. Some of us stayed at nearby Beaches Family resort and arranged for a taxi to transfer us onto the resort property. This ended up being ideal so the bride and groom could enjoy their honeymoon without mom and dad!
This was the meal chosen in advance for our wedding party. This private meal as an additional cost and we all decided not really necessary.
We felt the experience was incredibly easy from beginning to end. It was ideal for a couple that was not wanting to plan or for a second marriage. Obviously, you will have less people in attendance but I felt that made the event more special than some weddings I have attended and allowed it to be a stress free event.
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