wedding-checklistBefore you set off for your Paradise Getaway and dream wedding with us, here’s a list of requirements to ensure your day goes exactly as you imagined:

Application for marriage licences MUST be made in person by both parties at: Ministry of Home Affairs in Bridgetown, with ALL of the following documents:

  • Marriage License fees- Bds$200.00*.
  • Stamp Duty- Bds$25.00*.
  • Marriage Certificate Fees: Bds$20.00*.
  • Magistrate’s fees –Bds$350.00* if performed outside of court; Bds$250.00* if performed in church.
  • Ministers of Religion performing duties outside of church- Bds$350-250.00* (this fee does not apply to Catholics or the Jewish Faith).
  • Couples are required to pay church fees for ceremony inside the church (these vary as every church has different fees).
  • Letter from a Certified Marriage Officer agreeing to perform ceremony.
  • Passports and original/ certified copy of Birth Certificates.
  • If either party is divorced a certified copy /original Decree Absolute.
  • Any documentation not in English, must be accompanied by translated certified English copies along with the original document in the foreign language.
  • Non-English speaking couples must have a translator present when applying for the marriage license.
  • Widows/Widowers must present death certificate of former spouse. *Bds $2.00 = US $1.00

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