wedding day Fotolia 48240474 XSClose your eyes and imag­ine for a moment, a per­fect after­noon, beau­ti­ful brides­maids, a proud groom and a bride in a glo­ri­ous wed­ding gown sur­rounded by a breath­tak­ing Caribbean back­drop. Make your dream come true on the island were dreams can often become real­ity. A wed­ding in Bar­ba­dos is the per­fect way to tie the knot, espe­cially for a cou­ple with friends and fam­ily scat­tered around the coun­try, or the globe. Why not come together on an island paradise?

If the tra­di­tional church wed­ding style is not your forte then the islands beaches and gar­dens may be the per­fect loca­tion, but the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. The island has seen beau­ti­ful wed­dings take place under­wa­ter in our sub­ma­rine, in the islands from plan­ta­tion homes to cliff top wed­dings it can all be done right here in Bar­ba­dos. But, there is no need to worry about plan­ning a wed­ding here in Bar­ba­dos, the island has a host of expe­ri­enced wed­ding and events plan­ners to take care of your every need so all you have to do is enjoy the day and the honeymoon!
Wed­ding Plan­ning Check List
Wed­ding Plan­ners in Bar­ba­dos

Wed­ding Tips & Tricks

Legally Speak­ing

Any excited cou­ple can get mar­ried imme­di­ately upon arrival on the island! Sim­ply make note of the fol­low­ing requirements:

wedding registry Fotolia 49045078 XS1. The bride and groom to be must travel together to the Min­istry of Home Affairs in Bridgetown to sub­mit a for­mal appli­ca­tion for marriage.

2. Those not mar­ry­ing for the first time must pro­vide proof of divorce. Note: A Decree Nisi will not be accepted.

3. Wid­ows or wid­ow­ers must present the death cer­tifi­cate of the deceased spouse.

4. Photo IDs (pass­port) or cer­ti­fied birth cer­tifi­cates must be pre­sented and a nota­rized copy of each doc­u­ment left behind in the country.

5. You will be required to bring a let­ter from the mar­riage offi­cer (Mag­is­trate or cer­ti­fied priest to per­form the cer­e­mony) in order to apply.

6. The license fee is roughly $113 BDS payable in cash.

7. If mar­ried by the court the court fee is roughly $125 BBD payable in cash.

8. If mar­ried by an offi­cer (mag­is­trate or cer­ti­fied priest )off site their fee is roughly $350 BBD for payable in cash.

Note: That doc­u­ments in any lan­guage other than Eng­lish must be accom­pa­nied by a cer­ti­fied translation.

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