If you are planning your perfect wedding day, you will find that St Lucia weddings can offer everything you are looking for in terms of location, romantic ambience and weather. The island is naturally beautiful, with its palm fringed beaches, verdant forest and mountainous landscape. The friendly people, food and music all contribute to create a uniquely romantic atmosphere for your special day.
Getting married in St Lucia can be a remarkably stress free experience with plenty of experienced professionals on hand to ensure that your big day goes as smoothly as possible. It can also be excellent value for money as well, with many hotels offering St Lucia weddings package discounts for you and your guests
Many tour companies offer wedding packages, as do most of the major hotels and the process of getting married is made simple. You need to have the following documentation with you when considering St Lucia weddings:
- Birth Certificate
- Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
- In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required
- If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required
- If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent from parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit, stamped by a Notary Public
- If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be made available
The couple are required to apply for a marriage license from the Attorney General or a notary, and once issued, can go ahead and marry the same day as there is no residency requirement. Fees for the license are:
- $335 if clients are staying on island for 3 days or more
- $540 for a SPECIAL LICENCE if the clients will be on island for less than 24 hours.
You will also need to pay a fee for the Registrar and for the marriage certificate, although these details can be handled by a local wedding co-ordinator from your hotel or tour company to make things easier for you.
For couples wishing to arrange a religious ceremony, it is possible to marry in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Castries which would make a wonderful place to have your St Lucia wedding. Your parish priest would need to liaise with the priest in St Lucia to ensure that you meet all of the necessary criteria, such as having undergone pre-marital counseling.
Apart from the services of a wedding co-ordinator, St Lucia weddings packages usually include flowers, a cake, toasting wine and steel band music, although check carefully before booking as prices and packages vary hugely. St Lucia weddings can take place in a variety of locations, and a wedding co-ordinator can help you choose the very best place for your ceremony to take place.
Some of the hotels offering St Lucia weddings packages include the Marigot Beach Club, Sandals, Almond Morgan Bay and Almond Smugglers Cove, Ti Kaye and Anse Chastanet. You can really tailor your St Lucia wedding package to suit you as most hotels offer a basic package to which you can add if you wish.
Of course having your wedding in St Lucia means that you can combine it with your honeymoon! There is no better destination for romance with a wealth of things to do, luxurious and exclusive hotels and romantic places to share cherished memories with your new spouse. You could choose to dive or snorkel together in front of the Pitons, hike through the rainforest, watch turtles on the beach, or just simply soak up the sun and atmosphere. There are plenty of romantic restaurants and secluded spots where you can spend these most cherished of moments together.
No matter what sort of wedding you are dreaming of, St Lucia weddings can provide the answers for you. Talk to your tour company, hotel or wedding planner and they can help you to create the most perfect day.