Made for romantics
The moment you arrive on St. Lucia, you’ll realize that its natural beauty seems to have been made for romantics. All that the island has to offer – including palm-fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, clear tropical air, rhythmic steel band music, and tantalizing cuisine – combine to make weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia.
It’s relatively easy to get married on St. Lucia. For a normal wedding license, you need to be on the island 4 days before the wedding; however there is a special license which does not have a residency requirement. If you arrive with all of your documents ready and file them with a lawyer in the morning, you could be married by the afternoon of the same day. The documents required to obtain a marriage license on St. Lucia are:
– Birth Certificate
– Decree Absolute (if one or both parties are divorced)
– Death Certificate, if one is a widow/widower
– Deed Poll, if a name has been changed
If under 18, evidence of the consent of parents is required (sworn affidavit stamped by notary public). If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available.
The fee for a normal marriage license (applied for at least 7 days before ceremony) is EC$335. For a special marriage license (less than 7 days before ceremony) the fee is EC$540. There is an EC$100 registrar fee and an EC$8 fee for the marriage certificate.
CaribbeanDays can help you find a wedding planner if you’re interested in getting married on the island.