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A Comprehensive Checklist for Your Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico

Heidi & Benjamin

07 Jan A Comprehensive Checklist for Your Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico

wedding planner rincon puerto ricoThere are plenty of things you have to remember to take care of when planning a wedding, but destination weddings in particular can be tricky, especially if you’re not a resident of the area and you have to get on a plane to get there. Rincon Puerto Rico is a popular location for destination weddings, and more and more couples from the United States and around the world are opting for elegant and relaxing beach weddings on the Caribbean island. If you’re planning a destination wedding in Puerto Rico, consider the following checklist to ensure that you make all the necessary arrangements and can enjoy your Rincon PR wedding stress-free!

12 Months Prior

-Set a budget

-Decide on a location

-Write down your guest list

11 Months Prior

-Verify local marriage requirements

-Send save-the-date cards (optional)

-Consider visiting the destination to be sure it’s the right spot

10 Months Prior

-Meet with your destination wedding coordinator so you can start the planning process

9 Months Prior

-Begin putting together any legal documents required for your destination wedding

-Make the necessary travel arrangements

8 Months Prior

-Register for gifts or honeymoon trips and tours in Puerto Rico

-Consider stationery style for your invitations

-Decide on the colors, style and formality of the wedding

7 Months Prior

-Select your wedding gown and choose bridesmaid dresses

-Order groom and groomsmen attire

-Shop for wedding rings

-Meet with wedding planner to finalize details like the wedding cake, flowers and decorations

6 Months Prior

-Buy any necessary items for the ceremony

5 Months Prior

-Make out wedding invitations

-Buy gifts for wedding attendants and parents

4 Months Prior

-Check with confirmed guests and answer any questions they may have about the venue

3 Months Prior

-Update your budge

-Review vendor contracts and familiarize yourself with details, like scheduled arrival times

2 Months Prior

-Begin seating charts

-Call guests who have not yet RSVP’d

1 Months Prior

-Finalize wedding-day itineraries

-Release unnecessary rooms

-Confirm travel arrangements with wedding venue

-Take a final tally of all meals and note any special dietary needs for guests

3 Weeks Prior

-Finalize details with wedding planner and contracted vendors

-Mail anything that needs to be at the destination for your wedding day

1 Week Prior

-Prepare all luggage and any items you’ll be traveling with to Puerto Rico

3 Days Prior

-Arrive at the destination and meet with wedding planner

-Consider booking a massage, manicure or pedicure for you and your bridesmaids

Your Wedding Day

-Say “I do”

-Relax and enjoy your big day!

**Remember: There is no residency requirement for U.S. citizens marrying in Puerto Rico, but as of August 2010, non-resident couples who plant to tie the knot in PR will need the following:

  • Passport or electoral card
  • Copies of both birth certificates
  • Medical certificate indicating that you’ve met all the tests required for marriage in your place of residence (valid for only 10 days from receipt)
  • Government or state-issued photo ID from your place of residence
  • Internal Revenue Stamp of $20.00 from the Puerto Rico government
  • Divorce decrees or death certificates for any previous spouses
  • A notarized sworn declaration indicating that you are not a Puerto Rico resident; that the purpose of your visit to PR is to marry; and that you will not reside in PR for longer than your inteded visit, as stated in your visitors entry pass
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