Wedding from £1,070
7 nights All Inclusive from £869
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Celebrate the love of a lifetime at Occidental Grand Punta Cana Resort. With a breathtaking location in Bavaro, lavish all-inclusive amenities and highly-personalized service, this is the perfect scenery for a picturesque Punta Cana wedding.
The Occidental Grand Punta Cana offers distinct locations on property including a magnificent palm-lined beach and tranquil garden ceremony sites. Our Wedding Team dazzles couples by designing all inclusive Punta Cana wedding packages that know no boundaries with customizations like horse-drawn carriages, salsa bands, and photography.
You may have done some research and found that having a legal Civil wedding in the Dominican Republic can be fraught with additional costs for the Judge, or that you have to or just don’t have the time to complete the array of translations and certifications required for a legal wedding. Regardless if you booked a free wedding or not, the compulsory marriage validation, translation costs & Judge fees to perform the wedding are paid for locally and can amount up to $1000. Many wedding couples are now choosing to be legally married in the UK followed by a symbolic wedding ceremony in resort with family and friends. Symbolic weddings are less costly, and a great choice for busy couples that prefer to bypass the gathering and completion of documentation required for a legally-binding ceremony in a foreign country. The wedding package inclusions below are based on a symbolic wedding as all legal fees are paid in resort.
If deciding on a full legal Civil wedding, do remember that when getting married in the Dominican Republic, you are required to have a number of document translations and apostilles on your wedding paperwork (at extra cost) as well as a Judge fee for him to conduct the legal wedding. Regardless if you booked a free wedding or not, the extra costs for marriage validation fees, wedding certificate translation fee and Judge fees to perform the wedding are paid for locally and can amount up to $1000. Please bear this in mind before committing to a legal wedding. We feel that it is best to advise you of these additional costs.
|Occidental Punta Cana Includes:||Classic||Premier||Luxury|
|Late check out until 3:00pm (on request, subject to availability)|
|Upgrade to the next room category booked (subject to availability for bride & groom only)|
|Welcome amenity and VIP treatment for couple|
|Special amenities in couple ‘s room|
|Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator|
|Symbolic Wedding Ceremony (non legal)|
|Non-Denominational Minister to preform ceremony the Symbolic Ceremony|
|Huppa for ceremony|
|1 Bridal bouquet (Tropical flowers or Roses)|
|1 Boutonniere (Tropical flowers or Roses)|
|Sound system during the ceremony and cocktail|
|Ceremony Table with white linen|
|Banquet Chair with white chair covers and blue chair sashes||-||-|
|Sparkling wine toast (for up to 20 people staying at the Hotel)|
|Cocktails and appetizers after the ceremony for one hour (for up to 20 people staying at the Hotel)|
|One tiered wedding cake (for up to 20 people staying at the Hotel)|
|Area reserved for dinner in one of the a la carte restaurants (Subject to availability for groups less than 20 people)||-|
|Special decoration in the room and rose petals on the bed|
|Breakfast in the room for the newlyweds, the morning after|
|Trio (Three pieces of guitar playing Caribbean music for one hour during ceremony)||-|
|Manicure & Pedicure with essence for the bride||-|
|Plain white carpet||-||-|
|Centerpiece for ceremony table||-||-|
|Banquet Chair with white chair covers and Fuchsia chair sashes||-||-|
|Special Package at the beauty salon enjoying strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine for the bride (Hair, Make up)||-||-|
|3 hours private dinner with a set menu and exclusive waiters||-||-|
|3 hours National Open Bar during the private reception||-||-|
|Costs payable locally for Civil wedding (approx. US$550)||-||-||-|
|30% wedding deposit required to confirm your wedding||-||-||-|
|From £1,070||From £1,580||From £2,680|
Single status confirmation
Parents full names & occupations
Place of birth
Date of birth
Before you travel:
All documents listed – except for passport must be legalised by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Cost per document – from £28
Once legalised – we suggest using the services of ‘WE DO TRANSLATION’ to complete the wedding formalities.
‘WE DO TRANSLATION’ – they will translate all the documents into Spanish, endorse them with the Dominican Embassy and send them to the resort & hotel. Please contact them at:
WE DO TRANSLATION costs – from US$180 per person. Extra costs payable depending on number of documents. If divorced or previous partner deceased additional US$105 per person applies.
Couples must send documents to WE DO TRANSLATION 12 weeks before the wedding
The majority of the Classic Weddings are free in The Dominican; however please note that you are required to pay locally for the Judge to perform your wedding ceremony. An approximate cost for this is US$540 (subject to change).
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements. We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them. All prices and legal requirements correct as of June 2013.
Translation of documents
All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator's office or notarised by a Notary Public. Occasionally the documentation will have to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their approval before being sent back to the notary to sign.
The Wedding Ceremony
In most destinations, your wedding ceremony will be conducted Monday to Friday (excluding local holidays). In some destinations, local festivals and holidays will determine available wedding dates. Generally, your wedding will take place in the grounds of the hotel unless otherwise specified. Many hotels offer wedding gazebos for extra privacy. Some hotels may offer more than one wedding per day with the first wedding taking place at around 10am with the last wedding at 4pm. The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending on the resort. Where it is possible to be married by a Minister, the ceremony will be non-denominational unless otherwise stated and will be a Civil wedding.
Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples:
• Born in the UK
• Have a valid UK passport (with some months validity on return home)
If couples do not fulfil these requirements they must advise us. Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.
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