With a unique and charming blend of Spanish, African and Taino traditions, Puerto Rico is an adventure to experience! Brides in Puerto Rico wear white or ivory. Carrying tropical flowers with inebriating fragrances, they say their vows beneath the hypnotic sun or the mystical moon, on the soft sands of beaches or the high land of the mountains.
Couples who marry in Puerto Rico will forever have their capias favors. These beautiful feathers are tied with colorful ribbons that carry the names of the newly married couple. They are a piece of Puerto Rican tradition that will decorate homes and hearts for years to come.
The capital city of San Juan dates back to the 1500's yet carries a modern and fast-paced feeling. With historic buildings and gorgeous scenery, this buzzing cosmopolitan city seems to have it all. Just 30 minutes away from the Rio Grande and a short trip from the El Yunque Tropical Forest, it is a lovely and convenient location for celebrating. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent facilities, and equestrians will enjoy horseback riding through this historical and friendly microcosm.
Ponce lies inland from the southern coast and harbors museums filled with beautiful and inspiring art. Just 15 miles from Ponce, visitors will find the Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center. With 32 acres of an Amerindian archeological site, visitors can experience, first hand, the mysteries and answers revealed through this amazing discovery.
For hikers and nature lovers, the Luquillo mountain range is a spectacular sight. The highest peak, El Yunque, reaches a height of 3500 feet! Surrounded by a tropical rain forest, this is an ideal spot for hiking and experiencing the foliage and wildlife that thrives on Puerto Rican soil. The rain forest, filled with hiking trails, is a magical getaway of intrigue and discovery.
Following is a brief list of requirements you will need to meet in order to have a Puerto Rico wedding destination:
- Blood tests from a federally certified lab within 10 days of wedding.
- Marriage certificate.
- Physician (from Puerto Rico) signed and certified blood tests and marriage certificates.
Marriage licenses should be available within 10 days after the wedding. For more information on marriage licenses, you can contact the demographic registry at the following address:
P.O. Box 11854 Fernandez Juncos Station San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910
Many couples find the diversity within Puerto Rico appealing and exciting. Although there are many active and populated sites, there is also the chance for seclusion and romance. With a coastline stretching 272 miles, there are private expanses of beach for long walks and lazy days far away from the mainstream and the world.
Couples and their guests have their choice of casinos, discos, shopping centers, museums, theaters, tennis, golf and a myriad of water sports. With a warm and glorious climate, wedding parties can bask amidst the colorful culture of the Puerto Rican people, its criollo (those things native to the island), and its warm and embracing charm.