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Getting Married in the British Virgin Islands

Getting married in the BVI is a breeze, but you must make advance plans. To make things go more smoothly, hire a wedding planner to guide you through the ins and outs of the BVI system. Many hotels also have wedding planners on staff to help organize your event. Hotels often offer packages that include the ceremony; accommodations for you, your wedding party and your guests; and extras like massages, sailboat trips, and champagne dinners.

You must apply in person for your license ($110) weekdays at the attorney general's office in Road Town, Tortola, and wait three days to pick it up at the registrar's office there. If you plan to be married in a church, announcements (called banns locally) must be published for three consecutive Sundays in the church bulletin. Only the registrar or clergy can perform ceremonies. The registrar charges $35 at the office and $100 at another location. No blood test is required.

Contacts

BVI Wedding Planners and Consultants (284/494–5306. . www.bviweddings.com.)

Updated: 12-2013

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