Post # 1
Me & my fiance decided that next April 2013 we want to go to Montego Bay, Jamaica. It will only be the 2 of us & want to get married on a Sunday. We are staying at the Grand Palladium in Jamaica.
1. Where do we find an officiant in Jamaica to marry us?
2. Who do we send our paper work to if we are not going thru the hotel or a wedding planner?
3. Do we get a marriage license here in FL & take it with us, or do we get a marriage license in Jamaica?
4. Has anyone eloped to Jamaica & if so, what did you all have to do?
5. Does anyone have a cheap company they went thru who helped facilitate their elopment?
Please help me, I’m so lost & frustrated on what to do.
Thanks for any help you can provide..
Post # 3
Would there be a reason you wouldnt want to go thru the hotel/resort to help you plan your elopment? That was a major selling point for me in that they did alot of the work that I would have had to do for an at home wedding? (We did not stay at your resort, but we did get married in Jamaica)
Post # 5
So, what documents did you have to provide before you got married? Also what hotel did you all stay at in Jamaica & what city in Jamaica did you all stay in? Did you get a marriage license before you all arrived or did you get one in Jamaica?
I didn’t think that the hotel would plan such a small event since it’s just the 2 of us. Most packages looked like you had to have an actual group. I am open to other hotels in Jamaica
Post # 6
We got married at Secrets Wild Orchid in Montego Bay. The resort offers three wedding packages and one is free depending on the level of room you choose. It’s meant for a small wedding party or an elopement. I even think if you go to secrets.com and click on wild orchid you can make your way the wedding planning information to see the wedding packages.
We had to send to the resort three months in advance birth certificates, copy of passports so they could get all of the paperwork together of the marriage license. They made all of the arrangements for the minister and the license. We didn’t actually get the license in the mail til we got back, two months later. The hardest part in all of this was getting our birth certificates in order to get our passports. Neither one of us had a birth certificate that listed our parents’ names on them. Just something the county we were born in didn’t require… So til we did that, we had to pay extra to rush our passports thru so that we could send all of the paperwork to Jamaica… That was the hardest part! The rest was easy!
Post # 7
@kristiew417: Hey, So did you have to get a marriage license from your state or was your marriage license from Jamaica? I wasn’t sure if I was suppose to order a marriage license here in Florida & send them that license in Jamaica. Does the birth certificate have to have both parents name? Our birth certificates only have our mother’s names on them. Thanks so much for your assistance.
Post # 8
@Cwynn – we didnt get a license from our home state – as we were told our marriage in Jamaica was legal anywhere….
If you already have a passport then I am pretty sure you are okay with whatever birth certificate you already have. It is a US Passport requirement to have both parents names listed on the bc. When we initially applied for a passport in January we were turned away because neither of our bc’s had our parents listed on them.
Like I said if you already have a passport, then you should be okay.
And you are quite welcome. Feel free to ask me anything else 🙂
Post # 8
cwynn: Hello! What did you figure out? We are trying to do the exact same thing next month. Just the two of us. No need for extra expenses but definatly need photogrpher. resort is booked so that option is out. Any tipes? Thanks!!!