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Before I started graduate school, my parents took me and my sister on a dream vacation. During this amazing trip, we visited several historical sites including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Do you want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Consider hiring a professional travel agent to help you plan the perfect getaway. This individual can help you choose the right location based on your budget, interests, and time frame. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of consulting with a travel agent before going on your next extended trip. Enjoy!

Planning a Dream Vacation

Bahamas Destination Wedding Idea: Why Not Tie The Knot On A Yacht?

by Isabella Stanley

Have you been searching for a unique site for your destination wedding? One that will have you surrounded by the beauty of azure seas and the sweet music of the surf? Then consider a yacht charter in the Bahamas for your wedding. It's the perfect setting for a small intimate wedding, especially for couples who love the ocean. Sound perfect? Then check out our quick guide that will help you plan the perfect yacht wedding in the Bahamas. 

Finding the Right Yacht

The first thing you'll need to do is to figure out whether you are planning on using the yacht just for your wedding or if you're going to utilize the ship as both your wedding site and your honeymoon vessel. If it's the former, you may just need to charter a small boat where you can say your vows and then go for a quick cruise while you enjoy your reception. If, on the other hand, you are planning on staying aboard the yacht for your honeymoon, you'll want a ship that will offer you the comforts of a luxury hotel while you're on the water. 

Marriage Requirements

Before you can say your "I do," there are a few legal requirements, including:

  • You and your soon-to-be spouse must both be in the Bahamas at the time you fill out your application to be wed.
  • If either party has been divorced, you must bring the original or a certified copy of the final divorce decree. And if either party has been widowed, you must bring a copy of the death certificate.
  • If you are a citizen of the United States who has never been married, you must make a sworn declaration. This must be done before a notary public in the Bahamas or at the U.S. Consul in the American Embassy in Nassau. There is a fee involved. 
  • You and your spouse-to-be must bring photo identification, such as a passport. 
  • You will also need to bring evidence of your arrival date in The Bahamas, which could be an airline ticket. 

The good news? No blood test is required. 

Best Time to Get Married

Spring and late fall, the shoulder seasons in the Bahamas, are typically considered the best time of the year to get married. Prices tend to be lower during this period of time than during the peak winter season and the weather is still generally very pleasant. The summer and early fall months are part of the hurricane and rainy season. But if you're a gambler, you'll find that prices are lower and you may only have a few tropical thunderstorms to deal with.