| Originally Posted by Soon2beWed09 |
Can we get married in the states first?
As a matter of fact, it may wind up costing you less in JA because since you're already married, I guess you'd be "renewing your vows".
Definitely take a look at their site & see how the fees differ.
This is what was on Riu's site:
What documents are required to get legally married?
Notarized copies of Birth Certificate
Notarized copies of Passports or driver’s license
Notarized copies of divorce papers (if applicable)
Notarized copies of death certificate (if applicable)
Notorized Documents stating name changes (if applicable)
Notarized, written parental consents (if under 21 years of age)
Renewal of vows in Jamaica:These ceremonies are a blessing. However, in Jamaica, you need to send us a photocopy of the Marriage Certificate.
*All documents have to be notarized and presented in English 30 days prior to the ceremony
What are the differences between Civil, Religious and Renewal of Vows?
Jamaica: Civil and Religious ceremonies are performed by a Minister. Both are legally recognized. If the ceremony is Civil the Minister will not mention God. Renewal of vows are also performed by a Minister but they do not have legal bearing.
*Please notice that in Jamaica we do not perform Catholic ceremonies.
Also, this is what it states in regards to your JA wedding being legal in the US:
Are the Civil weddings performed at RIU Hotels & Resorts legal in my country?
I would like to inform you that the Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding will be performed.
As each country has specific requirements, we would recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your own country.
NOTE: Europeans citizens getting legally married in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica will need to get an Apostille. Riu hotel is not responsable of this legal procedure. However, in case that you require the on-site wedding coordinator´s assistence, you will need to to cover the fees of the paperwork and delivery.