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Have Your Wedding In The Bahamas

You have been thinking of that special day when you walk down the aisle. Why not have your wedding in the Bahamas? It is the perfect location for that momentous day.

There are many different locations for your wedding which take advantage of the beauty of The Bahamas. Beaches exist throughout the island and are connected to all of the hotels.

The weather is mostly sunny throughout the year and being able to say “I DO” on the beach next to the crystal blue waters with the fresh sea breeze during the ceremony, makes The Bahamas the perfect location for your wedding.

LOCATIONS

There are many locations for you to have that perfect island wedding in The Bahamas. Listed below are some of the places and options you can select from:

  1. Atlantis – one of the iconic hotels in the world, located on Paradise Island, The Atlantis Resort and Casino contains miles of beach that you can select for your perfect wedding.
  2. Bahamar – the newly constructed Bahamar Resort has white sandy beaches perfect for any wedding.
  3. Sandals – An all-inclusive hotel in the western part of the island.
  4. Breezes – An all-inclusive hotel in the western part of the island.
  5. Cloisters – A historical landmark on Paradise Island.
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In addition to the above, there are many beaches on the island (CLICK HERE FOR BEACHES) which you can choose from to hold your dream wedding in The Bahamas. Take along your waterproof camera to capture those moments.

REQUIREMENTS

In the Bahamas, the requirements to get married are listed below:

Bahamian Law States:

  • Marriages performed in The Bahamas are legal in all countries.
  • Requires both parties applying for the licence be in the  country 24 hours prior to the application.
  • If the applicants are coming to The Bahamas on a cruise ship, they must be in Bahamian waters 24 hours prior to application for a licence.
  • Both applicants must present themselves at the Registry Office to apply for the licence.
  • If one or both of the applicants has been divorced the original divorce decree with raised seal must be presented to the Registrar when applying for the licence.
  • For single non-Bahamians who have never been married an Affidavit stating such must be produced.
  • Ceremonies can be performed on the same day as receipt of licence.
  • Ceremonies must be performed before Official Sunset time. 

Mandatory Government Fees:

The following are payable to the government upon application:

  • Marriage Licence $100.00
  • Marriage Certificate $20.00

CONDUCTING THE CEREMONY

Licensed Ministers, Marriage Officers and Justices of the Peace in The Bahamas are able to conduct official wedding ceremonies.

Among the best is Dr. Reginald Eldon.

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Dr. Eldon is a Bahamian.

He is an official Marriage Officer & Justice of The Peace.

He performs wedding ceremonies, rehearsals, vow renewals and celebrations on any of the Bahamian islands.

He can assist you with as much or as little as you wish guiding you through the legalities and procedures and accompanying you to get your Marriage licence.

He will perform traditional or non-traditional ceremonies and assist you with writing your vows if required. After the ceremony he will obtain the official Marriage Certificate for you.

If there are special circumstances such as a divorced partner, he will help you with the appropriate documentation and affidavits.

He can also recommend professional, reliable wedding planners, photographers, musicians, florists and caterers

Dr. Eldon is a Bahamian.

He is an official Marriage Officer & Justice of The Peace.

He performs wedding ceremonies, rehearsals, vow renewals and celebrations on any of the Bahamian islands.

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He can assist you with as much or as little as you wish guiding you through the legalities and procedures and accompanying you to get your Marriage licence.

He will perform traditional or non-traditional ceremonies and assist you with writing your vows if required. After the ceremony he will obtain the official Marriage Certificate for you.

If there are special circumstances such as a divorced partner, he will help you with the appropriate documentation and affidavits.

He can also recommend professional, reliable wedding planners, photographers, musicians, florists and caterers

WEBSITE

Here is an excerpt from his website www.foreverweddingbahamas.com.

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”I have enjoyed officiating at Marriage Ceremonies and Vow Renewals for couples from all over the world as well as locally.

My greatest joy is working with each couple in a creative and caring way to ensure their marriage ceremony is exactly what they want for their special day. I assure couples that I am not the one getting married……my role is to listen, draft and write ceremonies to their liking and then edit until every word is completely unique and original.

I’m equally happy to work with you if you want to keep it simple and just get legally married. In all cases I personally take you through the process of obtaining your official Bahamian Wedding Licence and Marriage Certificate once the ceremony is completed. Official Bahamian Marriages are legal in all countries. As a justice of the Peace I am also able to provide Affadavits if required.

I like helping people realize their dreams and to assist with creating their dream wedding. Many beautiful beaches await you on any of our Bahama islands. There are many other options here in the Bahamas: churches, tropical gardens, private homes, local historical sites and even weddings at sea. Ask me the questions,  I’m ready to answer!”

FEES

Dr. Eldon’s Fees: are on a sliding scale and include telephone, email or in-person consultation.

  • Fees are adjusted depending on the amount of services required from simple service only; to escorting to Registrar for licence application and pick up; whether a rehearsal is to be included; to any other custom-tailored requirements.
  • If the ceremony is to take place on an island other than New Providence (Nassau) additional fees and expenses may be required.
  • The fee is decided upon after the initial consultation.

TESTIMONIALS

“… . a million thanks from both Jaime and I!! We can’t begin to tell you how extremely happy we were with everything you did for our wedding. With the wind as wild as it was we thought you were able to improvise so seamlessly. Everything looked as if it were planned that way. We have not even one complaint. Reg was the perfect choice for our Minister. He delivered such a meaningful ceremony for both us and  our families. …..
You truly made our day so special and memorable for everyone present………….
All the best and much success to you and the team. We will never forget you. May God bless you all.”
Noreen & Jaime Angus

CONTACT

To book Dr. Eldon for your wedding in The Bahamas or to find out more information, contact him at:

Dr. Reginald W. Eldon
Marriage Officer & Justice of The Peace
P.O. Box SS-5675
Nassau, Bahamas

(242) 393-6729
EMAIL: regweldon@gmail.com

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