What type of ceremony are you bride and grooms having? I've never heard of these options until now, and maybe I'm making this out to be more difficilt than it really is.. But can someone help me see which one is better to do.. ? I live in Alabama, my fiance lives in Georgia and we are looking to be married in Punta Cana. Thanks!!
A civil ceremony is performed by a Dominican Judge. This is legally binding and includes the marriage certificate delivered to your home. This province of The Dominican Republic only has one legal judge so securing dates can be difficult. Please advise us as soon as possible if you require a civil/legal wedding. Please bear in mind that marriage certificate can take up to 3 months to be received. Note: The judge may change the time of the wedding - even after it had been confirmed. The ceremony will be performed by the Judge in Spanish and translated by one of the wedding coordinators.
For assistance with legal documents please contact the Dominican Embassy / Consulate in your country or visit: www.wedo.com.do
Is performed by your wedding coordinator and is almost identical to the civil ceremony except it is not legally binding. This is far less complicated than the other two options as you do not have to organize, translate and bring legal documents to Dominican Republic. You have to get legally married in your country before your stay with us and we will just need you to bring us a copy of your marriage certificate / license. You can also bring your own Minister to perform the ceremony.