Capital: Santo Domingo
Flight time: 17 hours from Sydney
If you're longing to get married abroad and are looking for a destination which has a melting pot of Spanish culture and heritage with a modern Caribbean twist, then why not consider the Dominican Republic. With a lush country side and gorgeous white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, and an all year round summer temperature, weddings abroad in the Dominican Republic are truly magical. Whether you want a church wedding or need to feel the sand beneath your toes, there's plenty of choices on this island. With stunning hotel resorts looking out to sea or gazebo covered terraces in stunning gardens, there's no shortage of venues all able to help host your reception.
With no minimum time to wait and no blood tests necessary, it's fairly straightforward to get married here. You will need a couple of witnesses, valid passports and full birth certificates. In addition 2 separate single status certificates are required in Spanish. The cost is between US$60-100. Once the marriage has taken place you will be issued with a certificate to prove this and then you can ask a Justice of the Peace to prepare a Marriage Certificate for you. To learn more visit http://www.islandbrides.com/destination/Dominican+Republic/requirements/15/
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