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What are the requirements for getting married in the Bahamas?

 

Thinking about a wedding in the Bahamas? Then here are the requirements for getting married in the Bahamas.

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What are the requirements for getting married in the Bahamas?

In the Video Glenn answers another of the frequently asked questions about getting married in the Bahamas. By outlining the requirements for getting married in the Bahamas.

And no matter whether you are Darren Clark or Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, in the Bahamas the requirements are the same. So you can say in the Bahamas you are a celebrity. 

In order to get married in the Bahamas two things are required:

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  • A marriage License and
  • A Bahamas Licensed Marriage Officer

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And once you have these two things then you are able to get married in the Bahamas.

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Wedding at Sandals in the Bahamas

Sandals: Video of Wedding at Sandals in the Bahamas

A wedding at Sandals in the Bahamas is always fun, and we got the video to prove it.

Here is the wedding of Jack and Diane at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa & Off Island Resort located on Cable Beach in Nassau Bahamas.

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Sandals: Video of Wedding at Sandals in the Bahamas

You can also read Diane & Jack Sandals Resort Bahamas weddingto learn more about this couple’s love story and journey to their Bahamas wedding.

We are always looking for new and interesting wedding photographs with Bahamas ties to feature. So if you are a photographer and you have wedding photographs, engagement shoots, or trash the dress shoots of either a Bahamian Bride or featuring a Bahamas Destination wedding then we would like to hear from you.

Just email me on: bahamasweddingbrides@www.bahamas-destination-wedding.com

Check out this critically acclaimed web site offering great resources for anyone asked to make a wedding speech or wedding toast. As seen on Regis Philbin, ABC, NBC, Fox, Men’s Health, countless radio stations, and more..

The Wedding Mc: A Guide To Success.

Diane & Jacks wedding at Sandals in the Bahamas

 

How to video weddings

How to Video Weddings

How to video weddingsLearn the insider secret on how to video weddings and you can have the wedding video of your dreams at half the cost.

But if you do not know these secrets on how to video weddings you can easily end up being very disappointed.

While anyone can use a video camera, it takes something special to create a professional wedding video.  And while you may want to save money,  your wedding video is one area you want to be as careful as possible because you will only get one change to record this most important day of your life.

The good news is that with a little planning and the right resource you can learn how to video weddings and create a wedding video that is as professional as the professional at half the cost.

And with professional wedding video services costing anywhere from $1500 – $2500+ this could mean a significant savings for you.

So if you are on a budget and still want to have a professional looking wedding video you should get “Wedding Video Secrets: A Professional’s Guide Doing It Yourself.”

This is the one course that will  teach YOU all the tips, tricks, advice, and techniques you need to know to plan, shoot and edit the perfect wedding video.

With How to video weddings …

  • You don’t need to be a videographer.
  • You don’t need to have thousands of dollars of video equipment.
  •  You don’t need to be an expert.
  • You don’t need a lot of time.
  • You don’t need a lot of money.

With what you will learn in this course you will be able to anyone videotape your wedding for you with an easy to follow, step by step guide that will ensure that you get a wedding video that you will treasure forever.

Learn How to video weddings and you can have the wedding video of your dreams at half the cost.

Wedding Video Secrets:A Professionals Guide for Doing-It-Yourself

Wedding MC Guide to Success - Tom Halibeck with Regis Philbin

The Wedding Speech: A Guide to Your Success

Wedding speech - Tom Halibeck with Regis Philbin
Being asked to make a wedding speech or toast at a wedding by the bride or groom is one of life’s great honors.
 
Whether you’re the Best Man, the Maid of Honor, Father of the Bride, another parent or just someone who wants to wish the couple well, being asked to speak at a wedding is a very special privilege.
 
But for many, giving a wedding speech can also be an incredibly difficult … and in some cases, terrifying … experience.
I had the good fortune recently at a wedding conference in the Bahamas to meet a man who has authored what I think is one of the best book on wedding speech and wedding toast, Tom Haibeck.
 
Tom’s book “Wedding Toast Made Easy” gain world wide acclaim when it caught the eyes of morning show host Regis Philbin. In fact its the book Regis used to prepare for his wedding speech at his daughter’s wedding.  So you know it must be good!
 
Tom’s book on wedding speech and wedding toast has been featured on a host of television shows since being seen on Regis Philbin’s morning show. Its been on ABC, NBC, Fox, in Men’s Health Magazine and on countless radio stations…
 
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Wedding Toasts: five things not to do in a wedding toast

The Wedding Speech

And now its your turn to give a wedding speech and you might be wondering about things like:
  • What you should say?
  • How long you should speak?
  • Whether to use humor?
  • How to use a microphone?
  • Whether to use notes?
  • And how to calm your nerves and deal with your stage fright?
Well, the answers to all those questions that you may be having about your wedding speech and much more are right in Tom’s book.   As this critically acclaimed book offers anyone asked to make a wedding speech or wedding toast all the answers they are looking for.  Check it out and let me know what you think.
 
You can use this link right now to start working on your wedding speech –  The Wedding Speech : A Guide To Success.
 
And here is a video of a really funny best man speech that been getting rave review on Youtube that can also help you shape your wedding speech.
 
Getting a marriage license in the Bahamas

Bahamas Wedding FAQ – what are the requirements for getting a marriage license in the Bahamas?

Here is another video of Glenn Ferguson, Bahamas Wedding Officiant (Bahamas Wedding Minister) and Bahamas Wedding Consultant answering your frequently asked questions about getting married in the Bahamas.

Today’s question is What Are The Requirements for Getting A Marriage License In The Bahamas?

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Requirements for Getting a Marriage License in the Bahamas

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Firstly, a marriage license is the Bahamas government giving you legal authorization to get married in the Bahamas based on the information you provided in the marriage application.

And without it no Licensed Bahamas Marriage Officer or minister can perform your wedding ceremony in the Bahamas.

In order to get a marriage license in the Bahamas you must satisfy the following requirements:-

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  • You must be in the Bahamas at 24 hours before making your Bahamas marriage license application.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of the application.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to prove that you are who you say you are. Your passport should be sufficient to prove your identity.
  • You must be either Single, Divorced  or Widowed as these are the only categories of persons that can legally be married in the Bahamas.
  • If you are single then you must provide an affidavit of single-hood sworn before a notary public, lawyer or Justice of the Peace.
  • If Divorced then the original or certified copy of your final “decree absolute” must be provided.
  • And  if widowed, the original death certificate, or certified copy for your previous spouse must be produced.
  • Finally you pay your application fee of $100.00.

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Note: Marriage Licenses are issued at the office of the Registrar General in Nassau.

The office is open to the public Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. And its address and contact information are below for your reference.

Office of the Registrar General

PO Box N532
#50 Shirley Street
Charlotte and Shirley Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 323-0594
(242) 323-0595
(242) 323-0597
Fax: (242) 322-5553
 
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Getting Married In The Bahamas – What Documents Do I Need For A Wedding In The Bahamas?

Getting married in the Bahamas

If your planning on getting married in the Bahamas then you need to ensure that you have the necessary documents that would allow you to have your wedding in the Bahamas.

So here is a wedding in the Bahamas document checklist for you.

1. You Need A Passport

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative which became effective October 1, 2007, requires that all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States must have a passport in order to re-enter the country.

So the first thing you would need to do is get a passport if you do not already have one.

And if you have a passport then you need to check that it has been renewed as you are required to renew your passport every ten years.

Once your passport is in order then you are able to not only travel but use it as an official form of identification as your passport would have most of the relevant information about you including a photography, finger print, age, gender, status and nationality.

2. Documents that prove You Qualify To Be Married In The Bahamas

Only persons of the opposite sex who are

  • at least age 18,
  • single (never been married),
  • divorced or
  • widowed

can be legally married in the Bahamas.

So you must be able to prove your status in order to get a marriage license in the Bahamas

  • If you are single then you must declare you singleness in an affidavit of single-hood before a  person authorized to administer oaths like a notary public or justice of the peace.
  • If you are divorced then you must provide the original final decree, or a certified copy of your divorce.
  • And if you are widowed then you must provide the original death certificate, or a certified copy.

Getting married in the Bahamas is really simple.

All you need is a passport and documents to prove your marital status and you can have your wedding in the Bahamas.