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Occidental Punta Cana  

Wedding from £1,070
7 nights All Inclusive from £929

Everlasting Memories...

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.

Wedding Features

  • Upgrade to the next room category booked                      
  • Symbolic Wedding Ceremony (non legal)                                             
  • Huppa for ceremony                                     
  • 1 Bridal bouquet (Tropical flowers or Roses)                                       
  • 1 Boutonniere (Tropical flowers or Roses)                                           
  • Sparkling wine toast (for up to 20 people)                                           
  • Cocktails and appetizers after the ceremony for one hour                                               
  • One tiered wedding cake                                            
  • Special decoration in the room and rose petals on the bed                                          
  • Breakfast in the room for the newlyweds, the morning after

More Information

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.

Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies

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.

Civil Legal Wedding Ceremonies

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.

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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
Ceremony Location
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 - -
Orchid way - -
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
  • Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 3 working days
  • Minimum age :  18 years old

Documents Required:

  • Valid original 10-year UK/Irish passport which expires more than 6 months after the date of your return to the UK.
  • The original of your birth certificate, showing your parents' names.
  • Affidavit to prove single status.  The affidavit must contain the following information :

Full name

Full address

Occupation

Single status confirmation

Parents full names & occupations

Place of birth

Date of birth

Passport number

If Required

  • If you have been divorced, the original of your decree absolute.  According to Dominican Law a divorced woman has to wait 10 months before remarrying.
  • If you have been widowed, the original copy of your partner's death certificate.
  • If you have changed your name, the original copy of the deed poll proof of name change will be required. Please note that if you have been divorced and have reverted to using your maiden name then this counts as a change of name, and proof of that change will be required.
  • If you were adopted, the original copy of your adoption certificate.

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:

www.wedo.com.do

isagon@wedo.com.do

001 809-383-2199

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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Why book your Dominican Republic Wedding with Tropical Sky?

  • Expert travel and wedding planners
  • Complete wedding & honeymoon packages
  • ATOL Protected for peace of mind
  • Amazing wedding destinations and venues

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