NASSAU -- To facilitate island weddings, the three-day waiting
period for marriages here has been reduced to one day.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of the Islands of the
Bahamas, couples can obtain a marriage license the day after
arriving and be married on the same day.
Required legal documents include an original or notarized copy
of birth certificates; parental consent if either party is under
age 18; sworn affidavits if single, and, if previously married, a
certified copy of a divorce decree or a spouse's death
In order to obtain permission to marry, both parties must appear
at the office of the registrar general to apply for the $40
Clients planning a wedding can use the People-to-People Program
to find a minister or a justice of the peace, arrange a reception
or hire a photographer.
For a honeymoon brochure or additional information on the
People-to-People Program, retailers can call (800) 4-BAHAMAS.