Currency: Barbadian dollar
Flight time: 8 hours from London
Known for its stunning beaches, Barbados makes a picture perfect destination for your wedding abroad. This Caribbean island has a warm and friendly atmosphere making it a great place to hold your big day. With so many places you can get married, you will be spoiled for choice. As well as having the option to get married on one of the beautiful white sandy beaches, you could also say ‘I do’ in an abandoned sugar mill, or have a traditional church wedding. As well as having fantastic beaches and beautiful resorts, Barbados also has a rich history and culture meaning after your wedding, you will have plenty to do on your honeymoon. There are some legal aspects that you will need to consider when having your wedding abroad in Barbados which your wedding planner will be able to assist you with.
In Barbados there is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay. Application for a marriage licence must be made by both parties in person at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs in the capital city Bridgetown. You will require:
Valid passports or birth certificates.
If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of the Final Judgment.
If either party was previously married and widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
Where necessary, all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. For further information visit http://www.barbados.org/weddings.htm