Getting Married in Puerto Rico
What can be more romantic than exchanging vows on a white sandy beach at sunset while small waves lap in the background and your family and friends look on in their favorite beach attire? If sounds like your dream come true, then Puerto Rico is for you.
With miles of beaches to hold your special day, you will experience a moment that will last a lifetime. If you are more traditional in nature, Puerto Rico has one of the highest densities of churches in the world. Many are of Christian orientation, but welcome faiths from all over the world. If you would like to leave the arrangements to someone else, the island boasts an array of high quality hotels that are more than happy to create the wedding of your dreams. For a more personal touch there are a few wedding planners on the island that will work with you on a one to one basis.
Like most states and countries, Puerto Rico has a few guidelines to follow in order to get married in this beautiful country. Proper I.D., birth certificate and blood test within tens days of the marriage are required. When arriving on the island you will want to go to the Department of Health to receive the initial marriage license papers, visit a physician to verify your tests and than to the Marriage License Bureau. Some of these items can be done before by contacting the Health Bureau. For those who are trying to save money, the Judicial Center offers free marriage ceremonies.
As the sun sets, you and your new partner head off to start a magnificent life together, while Puerto Rico provides the setting for a romantic memory that will never fade.