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#1 redginger

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    Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:56 PM

    My fiance and I still trying to decide about getting legally married in Jamaica. Do you know how much it costs for the legal ceremony (hiring minister), marriage license application, and all the necessary paperwork/processing? Thanks so much!



    #2 hsimms

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      Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:29 AM

      I got married in Novemeber and used a minister provided by Helen G Events and it was US$300 for everything.



      #3 Helen G Events

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        Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:10 AM

        Hi,

         

        Most ministers usually charge between US$300 and US$350 to do everything and to send the marriage certificates to you after your wedding ceremony. Certificates usually take a max of 6 weeks to be prepared.



        #4 BusyBee123

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          Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

          We're doing a legal ceremony at the resort and we're paying $200 for the minister and all of the paperwork.  I think it all depends where you do it!



          #5 Helen G Events

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            Posted 11 December 2011 - 12:57 AM

            Yes at the hotels its different than when you do it yourself as the hotels just have the minister come in and do the ceremonies for that afternoon so its discounted. But if the minister has to travel to you alone whereever you are thats the usual rate.



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

            Our is costing us $200 for the minister.  We also payed $40 to have our IDs notarized by a lawyer in Canada.



            #7 redginger

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              Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

              Our wedding coordinator is only asking for copies of our birth certificates and photo id. Do the documents need to be notarized? 
               

              Originally Posted by JayKay 

              Our is costing us $200 for the minister.  We also payed $40 to have our IDs notarized by a lawyer in Canada.



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              #8 JayKay

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              Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

              Each resort has their own way of doing things.  For our resort they did have to be notarized.  I would just ask your wedding planner too see.

               

              Originally Posted by redginger 

              Our wedding coordinator is only asking for copies of our birth certificates and photo id. Do the documents need to be notarized? 
               



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