Your Guide To Belize Weddings
Belize All Inclusive Destination Weddings
Destination weddings are a great way to have that special day in a dream location.
Whether you choose to have your ceremony on a white-sand beach, in a pristine rainforest, or on a private island, tying the knot away from home gives you a chance to get married without all of the stress and money associated with planning a traditional wedding. It also has the added benefit of serving as your exotic honeymoon location. Because of this, getting married in tropical Belize, Central America has become a popular choice for many U.S. and Canadian citizens.
What you need to know to get married in Belize
Getting married in Belize for foreigners is easier than ever. The general procedure is straight forward, the application for a marriage license is easy to fill out and most resorts take care of all the details for you. You and your partner are required to travel to Belize at least three days prior to your ceremony date. The Registrar General’s Office in Belize City handles the application for a marriage license. You and your partner must provide proof of your country’s citizenship with either a valid passport showing the date of entry into Belize or an original birth certificate. If you or your partner is widowed or divorced, you must also provide a death certificate or a divorce decree along with your application. You will not need to get a blood test or have parental consent if you’re over the age of 18. The next step is getting married. If you follow the proper protocols, it is important to note that your marriage in Belize will be legal and internationally recognized. For specific details on how our resort assists with this procedure, please click the following button:
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If you have your heart set on a non-traditional wedding ceremony, you should specify to your hotel and resort what you envision. From the non-religious to the secular, you can have almost any kind of ceremony your heart desires. Weddings in Belize must be performed by a justice of the peace, a boat captain, or a minister of a church. If you don’t have anyone in particular in mind that you want to perform your ceremony, your resort’s wedding planner will be able to arrange the justice of the peace. Your ceremony must be witnessed by one male and one female. If you and your partner are planning a wedding without friends or family, your hotel or resort will provide witnesses.
If you would like music at your wedding, your all inclusive Belize wedding package coordinator will arrange the musicians such as a local band for an additional fee. If you prefer, you can hire a local DJ instead of having live music. Or, if you are looking to save on costs, simply bring your own playlist and connect to the resort’s sound system. Basic photography is included in most packages with an option to upgrade to more artistic photography.
Your selection of a wedding dress and flowers will be one of the most important decisions you make. Your inclusive wedding hotel or resort will help you find the right decorative flowers and bouquet. Keep in mind that there are very few wedding dress stores in Belize. You, your partner and your wedding party should bring all wedding attire. Makeup and hair services can also be arranged by most resorts for an additional fee.