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Getting Married in Dominican Republic
Discovered by the venerable Christopher Columbus, the Dominican Republic can be a dream come true for your special day. The Dominican Republic is located in the warm waters of the Caribbean ocean. Taking up about two thirds of the tropical island of Hispaniola makes the ideal location for your wedding. Surrounded by many offshore islands this island paradise will never cease to amaze. If water isn't your forte, the Dominican Republic also has the highest mountain range in all of the West Indies.
The weather of the DR is as tropical as you can get. With an average temperature of 77 F the island makes almost every day an ideal day. The wet season on the north shore is November to January, while the rest of the island is May through November. Hurricanes are most likely to occur from August to October, so be careful if planning your wedding during that time of the year.
The Dominican Republic will certainly keep you busy. With stunning landscapes, beautiful waters, and many fine dining and lodging establishments, a wedding in the DR will be one to remember. The nation is entirely Spanish speaking, though in tourist areas many Dominicans have learned English. The food in the Dominican Republic hails from Spanish and African origins, and is quite different from the food in surrounding Caribbean nations. From Spanish tradition, lunch is the most important meal of the day, and usually consists of rice, beans and meat. The Dominican Republic is known for its creation of the unique musical style called Merengue. Played with drums, brass, accordions and even some local instruments, Merengue's fast paced rhythm will keep you dancing all night.
Legal Requirements for Marriage in the Dominican Republic:
- Copies of last entries stamps;
- Proof of Dominican residence (if not a resident of the Dominican Republic, an additional fee applies and tourist card must be presented)
- Sworn declaration before a notary public, of being single and eligible to marry.
- Copy of foreign birth certificate and a legal translation of the certificate.
- If divorced, copy of the divorce certificate and legal translation of the certificate.
- 2 witnesses (not family).
- For a more in-depth list of requirements: Destination Wedding in Dominican Republic Marriage Requirements
WPJA Dominican Republic Photographers will travel to:
Azua de Compostela • Bajos de Haina • Baní • Bayaguana • Boca Chica • Bonao • Cabral • Cambita Garabitos • Comendador • Concepción de la Vega • Constanza • Consuelo • Cotuí • Dajabón • Duvergé • Esperanza • Greater Santo Domingo • Hato del Yaque • Hato Mayor del Rey • Jarabacoa • La Mata • La Romana • La Victoria • Las Matas de Farfán • Los Alcarrizos • Maimón • Mao • Moca • Monte Plata • Nagua • Neyba • Pedernales • Pedro Brand • Quisqueya • Sabana de la Mar • Sabana Grande de Boyá • Sabana Yegua • Salcedo • Salvaleón de Higüey • Samana • San Antonio de Guerra • San Cristóbal • San Felipe de Puerto Plata • San Fernando de Monte Cristi • San Francisco de Macoris • San Gregorio de Nigua • San Ignacio de Sabaneta • San José de Ocoa • San Juan de la Maguana • San Pedro de Macorís • Sánchez • Santa Cruz de Barahona • Santa Cruz del Seibo • Santiago de los Caballeros • Santo Domingo de Guzmán • Santo Domingo Este • Santo Domingo Norte • Santo Domingo Oeste • Tamboril • Vicente Noble • Villa Altagracia • Villa Bisonó • Villa Vásquez • Yamasá