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“I Do” – Destination Weddings Jamaica

JamaicaMon!   A Caribbean Island that is lush, tropical mountainous, and the only jerk you’ll find there is on the chicken.   

Jamaica has a long history of being a perfect Island for a Destination Wedding with many flight options, gorgeous resort areas, good infrastructure and now new roads to make the ride from the airport a much more enjoyable trip.    With numerous resort options and many offering a “free” wedding . Jamaica can be a perfect choice for many couples.    

Of all the resort destinations to choose inJamaica, our clients generally pick one of the 3 listed below as they seem to offer a great range of accommodations, activities and make travel easy for the bride and groom and their guests.



Montego Bay (MOBAY) is home to Sangster International airport, has numerous shops, restaurants and makes a perfect spot for those looking to have less travel time from the airport to the resort.  Perfect if you’re looking for a shorter stay.

 Negril (Jamaica’s Capital of Casual) is a beach lover’s paradise with over 7 miles of sandy white beaches, beautiful blue Caribbean waters and sunsets that rival those seen anywhere.  

 Ocho Rios is a popular cruise port, offers numerous activities for those guests who are looking to do things off property and is home to the incredible Dunn’s RiverFalls.  A more hustle and bustle atmosphere than you find in the laid back Negril – but this isJamaica so don’t expect too much hustle!

 “Making it legal” in Jamaicais fairly simple:

 Wedding Requirements

The information below is a general list of requirements to perform a legal wedding ceremony in Jamaica. Please check with the Jamaica tourism department or wedding coordinator at your resort for additional information on legal requirements and fees for weddings in Jamaica. All information below is subject to change without notice.

 Necessary documentation: The bride/groom must bring original copies of the following documents:

  • Official birth certificate
  • A valid, non-expired passport
  • Written authorization from the parents/ guardians if the bride or groom is under 18 years of age

 TIP: Make two photocopies of each of the documents above and pack in a separate suitcase such as your checked baggage. Make sure to bring any original documents within your carry-on luggage. 

Waiting period: The bride/groom must be in the destination for at least 24 hours prior to the wedding and must apply for a marriage license at least 48 hours prior to the wedding. All wedding documents must be sent to the resort performing the wedding ceremony at least 10 business days prior to the wedding date.

 Divorced/Widowed Travelers: Divorced or widowed parties must provide official copies of the divorce decree or a certified death certificate.

  With all the resort options, and areas inJamaica, working with a knowledgeable Destination wedding specialist can certainly help you sort out what would be the best option for you.

Are you ready to say “Ya Mon” in Jamaica?