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Yay for Puerto Rico brides!! My fiance and I are planning a Feb 2010 wedding! We spent a a week in November down there and can't wait to head back!! We traveled most of the island plus Vieques so feel free to send questions my way! I think we will get married in San Juan, Rincon or Vieques.. decisions, decisions!!

 

Can't wait to get to know everyone!!

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Hello other PR brides! I am a newly engaged PR bride. elefant.gif My fiance and I want a small, quaint ceremony on the beach near San Juan. We will have less than 10 guests and will be leaving on a cruise on 12/13/09. Looking at 12/12/09 as the wedding date. I'm thinking that the first thing I need to do is find a location. Maybe a hotel that offers beach weddings? We'd like to keep the ceremony simple and inexpensive (under $500). Any recommendations?
Several hotels are located on beaches though in PR there are no private beaches so you may have people milling about and you may not find any cute arbors, gazebos, etc. The San Juan Water club was inexpensive if I remember correctly. El San Juan has a neat gate looking out on the beach but is right off the pool area. Maybe you can get a permit?(for an arbor or something) and hire a judge to do the ceremony. In the Condado area there are several hotels really close to the beach that would be great for dinner/reception.

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Have you considered having the ceremony at San Cristobal Fort? I think they have a chapel there as well. You would have to pay for a permit $50 and obtain a liability insurance. It's in old San Juan and you can easily walk to the fort and then walk over to a restaurant for dinner then hit the clubs or bars. Here is the link to the fort for the information:

 

San Juan National Historic Site - Permits (U.S. National Park Service)

 

Let me know if you need a minister...I believe he is a non-denominational one and doesn't cost much.

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Hello other PR brides! I am a newly engaged PR bride. elefant.gif My fiance and I want a small, quaint ceremony on the beach near San Juan. We will have less than 10 guests and will be leaving on a cruise on 12/13/09. Looking at 12/12/09 as the wedding date. I'm thinking that the first thing I need to do is find a location. Maybe a hotel that offers beach weddings? We'd like to keep the ceremony simple and inexpensive (under $500). Any recommendations?
Have you considered having the ceremony at San Cristobal Fort? I think they have a chapel there as well. You would have to pay for a permit $50 and obtain a liability insurance. It's in old San Juan and you can easily walk to the fort and then walk over to a restaurant for dinner and hit the clubs or bars for music and dancing. Here is the link to the fort for the information:

San Juan National Historic Site - Permits (U.S. National Park Service)

Let me know if you need a minister...I believe he is a non-denominational one and doesn't cost much.

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If any brides want to have pictures taken at El Morro, just wanted to let you know that you do not need a permit if it's just you, groom & photographer.

You can even enter El Morro & have pictures taken inside.

If there is any extra equipment or personnel, you will need to submit the paperwork for the Photo Permit with the $50 fee.

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I just got engaged and I'm a newbie to all this planning - it sounds like PR could be a great option for a wedding. So far I've been thinking about DR, Bahamas, or Jamaica as well, but I'm not sure whether the all-inclusive is the way to go since some of the guests aren't big drinkers or beach people (although I typically enjoy the all-inclusive resorts). My fiancee wants to get married in a catholic church so PR could be a better option than one of the all-inclusive resorts as well.

 

I'm hoping to keep it small 20-30 people max and have a larger party when we get home. I'm still researching and have been making my way through the different posts. I have no idea how much all of this costs, so if anyone has any budgets or information that they have compiled and would be willing to share, please e-mail it to me uconncruiser@yahoo.com.

 

I would also love to see any pictures of any PR locations that people have used as well. I've been to PR a few times usually before/after a cruise and I've stayed at the Ritz Carlton and the Sheraton in Old San Juan so I can definitely picture it being a beautiful setting for a wedding!

 

Again any advice is appreciated!

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I'm 23 days away!!! Eeeekkk!

Uconn, I will be married at Hotel El Convento which is right across from the SJ Cathedral. It might be an option for you. It's a beautiful hotel that was originally a convent.

Check it out here --- San Juan Hotels, Puerto Rico Luxury Vacations & PR Room Reservations - Hotel El Convento

They have been very helpful & have answered the 50,000 questions I've thrown their way.

I will be sure to post pics once I'm back.

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Help!! My wedding in Puerto Rico is scheduled for 4/7/09 and I cannot figure out how to make it legal!! How do I get a marriage license? I know that we need blood tests within 10days and that we have the minister sign and then we get a special stamp, but how, what, when and where Cannot find good info online all the numbers have been disconnected? Please if you can help, I'd so appreciate it, the time is ticking!!!

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Help!! My wedding in Puerto Rico is scheduled for 4/7/09 and I cannot figure out how to make it legal!! How do I get a marriage license? I know that we need blood tests within 10days and that we have the minister sign and then we get a special stamp, but how, what, when and where Cannot find good info online all the numbers have been disconnected? Please if you can help, I'd so appreciate it, the time is ticking!!!
On this site it will give you marriage information. Once you are on there page, scroll down to the bottom and you will need to click on a link that says "Click here and download your Puerto Rico Weddings & Honeymoons Guide. Start planning your wedding today." It's a pdf file that will give you the adress and telephone number.

Puerto Rico Weddings | PRTC - Weddings & Honeymoons | Wedding Receptions in Puerto Rico

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