Destination Weddings: Getting Married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Getting married in Punta Cana shouldn’t disappoint if you love taking in warm weather, rustling palm trees, and sunny beaches filled with white sand.  This island destination is populated with numerous all-inclusive resorts, miles of beaches, and notorious zip-lines that pass through exciting jungles.  It is also convenient for Americans to travel to since Punta Cana is located in the nearby Caribbean and has its own international airport to welcome guests as they arrive.

Why should I get married in Punta Cana?

Weather – When should I have my wedding in Punta Cana?

Leave your coats at home.  Punta Cana’s tropical warm temperatures are fairly consistent year-round.  To enjoy the best combination of good weather and smaller crowds, March, April, and May make a great time of year to visit.  December, January, and February are beautiful months on the island, however these months fall during the town’s typical peak tourism season.  If you can, you will want to avoid June, July, August, September, October, and November.  This is Punta Cana’s hurricane season.

What is unique about getting married in Punta Cana?

Over the years, Punta Cana has developed into a vacation paradise for destination weddings and honeymoons.  The Caribbean town is known for its all-inclusive resorts, gorgeous beaches, local hospitality, and variety of excursions & activities.  While there are many things to do in Punta Cana, several popular options are helicopter jungle tours, boating & fishing, zip-lining, horseback riding, lounging by the pool or beach, gambling in the casinos, riding ATVs, and playing golf.  Punta Cana’s natural beauty along with its “If you build it, (they) will come” strategy make it the perfect place for an international island wedding.

Key Legal Requirements for Getting Married

According to, these are the requirements to get married as a non-resident:

  1. Men must be at least 16 years old.  Women must be at least 15 years old.

  2. Legal declaration (before notary public) of single status and eligibility to marry

  3. 2 Witnesses that are not family

  4. Original passports and copies of passport bio-pages

  5. Copies of last entries stamps

  6. Additional marriage fee(s) and tourist cards

  7. Copies of foreign birth certificates with legal translation

  8. If divorced, copies of divorce certificates with legal translation
Visit the US Embassy website for the Dominican Republic to view the full marriage requirements for non-resident United States citizens.


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