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Destination weddings in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of those destination wedding gems that are fun to find.  Warm breezes, dramatic coastal peaks that rise from the sea, lush rain forests and colorful flowers make this a romantic paradise for weddings or honeymoons.  With such idyllic beauty you might expect the locals to want to keep what they have a secret...but it doesn't take long to discover that St. Lucia is home to some of the friendliest people who are delighted to welcome you to their Caribbean island.

The island of St. Lucia is small – only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, but it is rich in natural beauty and offers activities galore.  Whether your fancy is to sit on the beach, indulge in a spa treatment, hike, snorkel, sail…the list of things to do is endless. 

Quick Facts

  • Language:    English is the official language, but islanders speak a French Creole commonly called Patois.
  • Passport:    yes
  • Currency:    Easter Caribbean Dollar, US$ is also widely accepted
  • Time Zone:    GMT-4
  • Airports:    Hewanorra Airport and  George F.L. Charles Airport
  • Weather:    The climate in St. Lucia is very consistent year round with highs in the 80’s and lows in the 70’s.  May is the warmest month and January is the coolest.  Humidity ranges from 66-94°
     
Marriage Requirements

There are two types of licenses that are issued: an ordinary license which is issued when application is made at least two days prior to the date of marriage and a special license issued by the attorney general for an application submitted less than two days before the date of marriage.  Visitors are allowed to apply for the special license on the same day of marriage, providing all required documentation is available.  The application to be married in St. Lucia must be made by a local solicitor to the Attorney General or notary who prepares and signs the licenses.  Required documentation includes a valid passport and certified or original birth certificate for both the bride and groom.  If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required and proof of divorce or death certificate (certified true copies or originals) if applicable.  We highly recommend that you work with a wedding coordinator who is familiar with the marriage requirements of St. Lucia to ensure that you  comply with their process.

Department of Tourism website: st.lucia.com

Image: Courtesy of stlucia.org

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