Response: Have you checked the residency requirements to be married in the DR? Many couples who have a destination wedding choose to have a legal ceremony performed in this country before they go, then the ceremony at the destination location is symbolic, not legal, and anyone can perform it. Being married under U.S. law also makes things easier if any questions arise about the validity of the marriage or if the marriage should end in divorce.
If you prefer not to get married before you go, the coordinator at the resort should be able to tell you whether a person licensed in the U.S. can legally perform a wedding in the DR. You might also check information for the DR posted on the web site of the U.S. State Department at www.state.gov.
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