There is no such thing as a free wedding



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A word about free wedding packages: they are not free (sorry!) for two main reasons.

  1. Usually the free wedding packages that are good are at resorts that are a little more high-end (read: you pay more for your trip)
  2. So basic that it is impossible to not add to them. Usually the add-ons are the place where the resort make up their money.

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Why Cuba might be the next hot spot for Canadians looking for a Destination Wedding

I attended a destination wedding seminar the other day and there was information on Destination Weddings in Cuba and they blew my mind.


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For comparison sake, here is a simplified idea of what you need to get married in Mexico legally :

  • Valid Passport (you need this to go to Mexico anyway)
  • Long form of your birth certificate
  • Letter of No Marriage Registration (processed in Chetumal, Quintana Roo)
  • Original blood test & Medical certificate (this causes you to need to be in Mexico at least three business days before the wedding)
  • Four witnesses
  • Usually a fee (between 1000USD and 1500USD on average for your wedding resort to organize everything for you)

Basically, there is enough here that most couples choose to get married at home before or after.

But in Cuba, here is what you need to get married legally:

  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • That’s it!

I knew the requirements varied from island to island but I had no idea that it could be so easy. To me, it would have been really nice to choose to have a legal wedding as opposed to the symbolic ceremony that we chose.

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