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#11 Banana11

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    Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:52 PM

    I don't believe you'd meet the legal requirements for a wedding in St. Maarten coming off a cruise...

    #12 mrsgtobe

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      Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:33 AM

      I think the Legal requirements coming off a cruise for St. Maarten and St. Thomas are the same...but I think you have to be on the island 24 hours before you can apply for a license and get married in the Bahamas if I was reading everything correctly...not sure but let me know if I'm wrong! :) The Virgin Islands is really easy - you just fill out all the paperwork ahead of time and when you arrive at the port you would just need to go to the courthouse to pick up your license which is ready to go (with an escort is best). If you speak to a WC in the area (Island Beach Weddings or Perfect Virgin Island Wedding Day) they can arrange everything for you and get you where you need to go and get married wherever you choose on the island! : ) Hope this helps some!
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      #13 Banana11

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        Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:17 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by mrsgtobe
        I think the Legal requirements coming off a cruise for St. Maarten and St. Thomas are the same...but I think you have to be on the island 24 hours before you can apply for a license and get married in the Bahamas if I was reading everything correctly...not sure but let me know if I'm wrong! :) The Virgin Islands is really easy - you just fill out all the paperwork ahead of time and when you arrive at the port you would just need to go to the courthouse to pick up your license which is ready to go (with an escort is best). If you speak to a WC in the area (Island Beach Weddings or Perfect Virgin Island Wedding Day) they can arrange everything for you and get you where you need to go and get married wherever you choose on the island! : ) Hope this helps some!
        I'm not sure they have the same requirements. St. Thomas is a territory of the United States. St. Maarten is French and Dutch. The WC on the island would know exactly what you'll need to be married there legally.

        Different websites seem to have different requirements listed. This one says you must be on the island two days before your wedding (Dutch side only):

        St Martin Marriage Requirements - St Martin Weddings

        #14 Prettyhazardous

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          Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

          To be honest I don't think you'd meet the requirements for St Maarten. Either that or it's really expensive to get married there. I read the info from the Carnival Wedding planning packet and St Maarten was out of the question for us. Mainly bc we were there this past September and we hated hated hated that place. OMG it was so over run with gangs it looked like we were in NY or Cali (all the spray painting I mean).... Sorry to anyone from NY or Cali or St Maarten....

          #15 pineapple princess

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            Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:03 PM

            i am pretty sure that i do not meet the requirements to get married in st martin either! i was getting conflicting answers from the internet, but then a friend of mine was in a cruise wedding and SWORE the bride got married in st. martin.

            i finally talked to the bride and she got married in st. thomas! LMAO.

            yikes! i did not know st. martin was like that. i have never been. thanks for the tip!
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            #16 dominiqueamber

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              Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

              i didn't even think of this....thanks so much...i'm thinking weekend cruise is an only option now



              #17 dmkn77

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                Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:49 PM

                We're doing a 7 day cruise and I don't think it will be too long at all. People won't always be all over you to visit with all the time, it's their vacation too and will want to enjoy it how they like as well.



                #18 SusanJeff2008

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                  Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:50 PM

                  I like the idea of a 7 day cruise



                  #19 dai69

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                    Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:05 AM

                    A weekend in cruise goes so FAST!!!!

                    I would do the 7 day because your on a ship with thousands of others and you don't have to see your guest if you don't want to.

                    You can plan your own excursions, onboard activities and dinner times WITH or WITHOUT your guest.

                    A longer cruise gives you so much more to see & do.

                    We have done a 3 day & a 4 day cruise just us and we wanted MORE MORE MORE.

                    Our wedding cruise will be our longest at 7 days and we have invited guest to come along.

                    We are planning some group activities and alone time activities.

                    We are also giving guest all their options so they will have things to choose from.

                    Most of our guest have never cruised before so we wanted to help them in that way.



                    #20 Barkles

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                      Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:04 PM

                      also reason I chose a night 4 day cruise






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