5 Things to Know Before Getting Married in Belize

Endless aquamarine seas, starry night skies, and tropical palms - all you need are your eyes. Belize has everything a wedding could want for. It's easy to reach from North America and features English-speaking staff, stunning natural beauty, and experienced wedding planners. The beauty of Belize makes it an ideal location for your dream wedding. You've chosen Belize as the site of your big day, but you're still unsure about the legality, paperwork, and other planning specifics. It's simple to get married in Belize.


Here are 5 things to consider when organizing a wedding there.


Marriages in Belize are valid all over the world.

Once you've arrived in Belize, there's no need for further documentation since your wedding is completely legal where you reside. The wedding couple must be in Belize for three days before the ceremony to allow for typical processing times of the marriage certificate. This can be expedited for an extra fee. Your wedding planner will guide you through this procedure, making it simple and painless for you.


The requirements for marriage in Belize

If neither person has been married previously:

  • Notarization of a marriage license application form by a Justice of the Peace

  • Photocopy of your passport with a color photo and the date you arrived in Belize

If either spouse has previously been married:

  • Notarized acknowledgment of marriage license application form from a Notary

  • Photocopy of your passport with your profile picture and date of arrival in Belize

  • Divorce Decree Revised in its Original Format

If either party is a widow or widower:

  • Notarized marriage license application form with the Justice of the Peace notary

  • Photocopy of your passport showing your profile picture in color and date of arrival in Belize

  • The original death certificate should be available.

The finest ways to make the most of your wedding planner

The most essential element in ensuring that your special occasion turns out as planned is a competent wedding planner. They have local expertise, which is crucial to your planning, especially since they are on the ground ahead of time. Communication must be clear for both parties. Creating a Pinterest vision board to show your wedding planner is a wonderful way to make your ideas more apparent in pictures. All of the paperwork and logistics will be handled by your wedding planner, so you don't have to.


How to make your dream wedding in Belize?

You're ready to go! But how do you begin? The first step is to contact Lighthouse Beach's wedding coordinator and reserve a date and availability. It's also a superb opportunity to go over your wedding plans. After you've set a wedding date, the rest of the specifics should fall into place. You may then reserve your wedding accommodation. When we receive your room reservation, we'll send you our wedding contract and credit card form to confirm your wedding date. After your wedding package has been paid in full, planning begins. For approximately 30 days prior to the ceremony, a banquet event order will be sent to you for approval, which details the ceremony, reception, and any other events.

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