***Iberostar Laguna Azul Brides***
Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:30 PM
Did anyone else get this notice from ILA??
This is to inform all of you who have future weddings booked in our hotel that as a new regulation created by the MINJUS (Ministry of Justice) of Cuba there is a tax on documents to be paid for weddings, appart from the price of the wedding as such (or wedding package), which must be paid to the Notary in cash. This cash is used to pay for the different stamps required to legalise the marriage certificate afterwards at the MINREX and Consulate/Embassy.* In the case of single parties the tax consists of 40 cuc and for divorced parties it is 85 cuc.
Please, these costs and new regulations have been decided at national level and have no relation whatsoever with the specific hotels, as it has been ruled by the MINJUS of Cuba and are applicable to all marriages of foreigners that are celebrated in any part of the Cuban territory.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:20 PM
Hey Lisa aka PaulsGirl, we don't fly out until 8:30pm on May 1, so I will try to find you and let you know about any issues that may come up during the wedding - hopefully none!
Only 2 more sleeps! Leaving very early Friday morning so I'm not counting Thursday nite lol Wish me luck, girls!! Expect loads of pictures when I get back
Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:31 PM
I haven't heard anything about this new tax either, but if it means an extra cost than I'm not surprised. At this point, it's kinda to be expected and I agree at least it's only forty bucks.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:37 PM
I've also been waiting for a response from Yahimara. She has been very slow in responding lately, guess she has a lot of weddings going on. I'm also trying to figure out the seating plan and if its tables of 6, 8, etc. I'm thinking I'll just bring a seating plan with me and see what happens lol worst case everyone fends for themselves and finds a seat!
I have also asked her about adding our own wording to the ceremony (after the legal party) and no response. I'm bringing a script down with me regardless. All we'd like to do is a hand ceremony, vow & ring exchange. Nothing too long.
Married my Best Friend on May 5,2010Bride, Groom & 48 Guests Attended!
Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:41 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:08 PM
Enjoy...... I can't wait to see your pics!
Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:12 PM
I NEED HELP!
I want to get married 10/10/10 but Blau Varadero said NO to getting married on a sunday.. we are waiting on a quote for Laguna Azul right now- they haven't answered me yet but do they marry couple on the weekend?
Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:41 AM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:18 AM
This is what it says in the wedding package I recieved from the wedding coordinator at the resort;
"Days available for the weddings according to the Lawyerâ€™s Office: Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 16:00 hours. In case clients request other times or days, it has an extra charge of 150 CUC."
I don't know if this information is still accurate. It seems like the 'rules' and 'procedures' in Cuba change all the time.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:29 PM
Can't wait to read reviews and see pictures from you girls getting married soon.
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