Symbolic vs Civil Weddings

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Symbolic Destination Weddings


Many wedding couples choose to be legally married in the United States, preceded or followed by a symbolic wedding ceremony in resort with family and friends. Symbolic weddings are less costly, and a great choice for busy couples that prefer to bypass gathering and completing the documentation required for a legally-binding ceremony in a foreign country.

Legally-Binding Destination Weddings


The table below has been designed to provide a general guide of the documentation, etc. that is required for legally-binding marriage ceremonies in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

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Mexico Tourism: The U.S. Mexican Consulate in Washington, D.C. Phone: (202)736-1000


Jamaica Tourist Board: Embassy of Jamaica, Washington D.C. Phone: (202) 452-0660 Email:

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Tourism: Dominican Republic Consulate, Washington D.C. Phone: (202) 332-7670


Local Offices of the Department of Health: Hawaii (Big Island) – (808) 974-6008 Kauai – (808) 241-3498 Oahu – (808) 586-4544 Maui – (808) 984-8210 Molokai – (808) 553-3208