(Closed) I’ve finished planning my Costa Rica elopement… Right?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Callque: Looks good to me!  Do you have the marriage license application & info?

Post # 4
2422 posts
Buzzing bee

Looks pretty good. What about music? Processional/recessional songs were two things I almost forgot about.

The marriage license one is good, can’t forget that.

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee

yeah, the license and that stuff is the only other thing I thought of. I know that the marriage certificate takes a little longer – I heard somewhere around 3 months to get because of the pura vida vibe. 

Also I know you need 2 witnesses there and they can not be relatives. So keep that in mind. 


I am so lime green jello! I lived there for a year and it is absolutely stunning! Have a fantastic time!

Post # 6
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Wow you have done great!! I could only think of a couple things but not super important or anything.

Hair and makeup appointments if you are having someone do them.

Ttems you need for any part of the ceremonies in your wedding – eg sand ceremony, unity candle, etc.

Also any props or special items for pictures like a parasol, etc.

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee

In Costa Rica, besides an officiant, you need to have a lawyer present at the time of the ceremony (he also handles all the paperwork). Oftentimes the officiant are lawyers who do this all the time, but it can be two seperate people. It is good to know ahead of time. Have a blast!

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Where in Costa Rica are you planning your elopement? We plan on getting married in Montezuma this November, would love to get your recomendations on the vendors and location

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