Situated in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, the island of Jamaica is home to approximately 2.7 million people. In spite of its small size, Jamaica has developed a globally recognized brand image and the island is renowned for quite a number of things.
Jamaica is the birthplace of iconic entertainers like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff, who all played a significant role in infusing the world with reggae music. Jamaica is also renowned as the place of birth of some of the fastest sprinters in the world, including Usain Bolt, the fastest human being on earth.
A number of individuals flock to Jamaica because of its food and beverages. Ackee and salt fish, jerk chicken, Red Stripe Beer and Blue Mountain Coffee are just some of the tasty treats that the island has to offer.
Additionally, Jamaica is well-known for its friendly people as well as its breathtaking landscape of beautiful beaches, lush mountain ranges, exotic plants, cascading waterfalls and its peaceful, slow-moving rivers that make rafting an unforgettable experience. This makes it the ideal location for a destination wedding.
A wedding is a very special event and Jamaica is among the most spectacular places on earth for your destination wedding. The seductive natural beauty of Jamaica has a way of beckoning couples from all across the globe to bask in the glow of the island sun and seal their love with a kiss. Jamaica has a number of settings that are ideal for a wedding of which even angels would be jealous. Each month, thousands of individuals choose to make their love official in beautiful Jamaica.
Below are some details that will help with marriage preparations:
It is easy to get married in Jamaica. Providing that prior application for a marriage license was made, you can get married in under 24 hours following your arrival. The majority of all-inclusive resorts and hotels will make all of the arrangement on your behalf, including marriage license application, as long as all supporting documents have been submitted.
These documents must be submitted prior to getting married in Jamaica:
• Proof of citizenship
• If younger than 18 years old, a written consent from parents
• Certified copy or original birth certificate, with father’s name included
• If applicable, original certificate of divorce must be presented. For widowers and widows, a certified copy of the death certificate is required
• If there was a name change, you are required to present certified copies of the documents that indicate the change.
Regardless of nationality, you will be able to get married in Jamaica as long as your marriage is approved.
The most popular individuals used to officiate weddings in Jamaica are church ministers; however, there are other marriage officers who can be hired to legally officiate the ceremony. There is a fee attached to the services of the wedding official and it ranges between US$80 and US$300. If you do not have the required two witnesses, the marriage officers will be able to provide you with them.
There are a number of benefits to be derived from getting married abroad and particularly on the island of Jamaica. The reasonably priced wedding packages are among the most notable. The wedding packages typically include the wedding location, honeymoon suite, champagne, cake, wedding coordinator, decoration, marriage officer and marriage counselor. Many hotels even offer discount packages for wedding guests.
The Most Ideal Time for a Jamaican Wedding
September, October and November are the cheapest months to get married in Jamaica. During these months, there are heavily discounted wedding packages. However, there is a gamble that the weather may not cooperate with your wedding plans. During this period, you can usually expect a lot of rainy days, which can put a real damper of certain wedding activities like picture taking.
The most popular wedding months in Jamaica are July, August and December because of the exceptional weather associated with these months. You will have to decide if you prefer a more budget friendly option with a chance of rain or beautiful weather at a higher price.
There are ideal locations all across Jamaica. The resort areas of Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are very trendy wedding locations. The Hope Botanical Gardens and Devon House in Kingston are popular spots for weddings as well.
The beauty of this island paradise and the spirit of its beautiful people make it a great location for weddings. With the backdrop of its natural beauty, there is no better place like Jamaica to make your love official.