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Are you having a difficult time finding that perfect location for a wedding?
Destination weddings have increased in popularity, offering an affordable alternative to expensive reception halls and traditional wedding ceremonies. Approximately 16% of weddings are destination weddings and that is a 400% increase over the past ten years.
Several resorts will handle all of the wedding arrangements. Packages include performance of the ceremony, tax, and special requests such as the wedding cake, refreshments, music photography, etc. A wedding planner is assigned to the client to assist with the above arrangements as well as the legal requirements. Specific rules and regulations are always subject to change and should always be confirmed in advance of making your travel arrangements. When using the assistance of a travel agent ask if he or she is a wedding destination specialist. A specialist should be knowledgeable of the requirements for marriage in the Caribbean. The four main topics to discuss are documents required, blood test, cost and the waiting period. The waiting period is very critical since most destinations do not count weekends as part of the required days on the island. If there is any question then you should contact the Tourist Board for the destination.
The Cayman Islands is one of the easiest of destinations with absolutely no waiting period to be married. Most of the islands require at least two days present, some even three. All destinations require a proof of citizenship, which will be a mandatory passport for everyone in the United States as of December 31, 2006. Currently, most islands require a birth certificate and driver's license with a photo.