Many couples dream of getting married in an idyllic, tropical location overseas but fear that such an extravagant event will be too costly. But the good news is that getting married in Belize is incredibly affordable.
For one thing, getting to Belize is a lot easier than you might imagine. It only takes 2-4 hours to fly to Belize from major cities in the United States and just five hours from Canada. And because all of the major airlines now fly to Belize, it's easier than ever to find affordable tickets.
Once in Belize, the procedure for getting married is relatively simple. Both the bride and groom need to be in the country just three days before the ceremony, and the cost for the marriage license is very low. From there, you just need to choose your venue and make arrangements for the ceremony. And after you're married, your certificate is legally binding in your home country (and is written in English, the national language of Belize).
Probably the most difficult aspect of getting married in Belize is planning the event from afar. That's why most couples contact professional wedding planners in Belize. By coordinating with a local wedding planner, all you need to do is show up and enjoy your special day.
All of the top resorts, hotels, and lodges in Belize offer special wedding or honeymoon packages which include accommodations, catering, and someone who can officiate the ceremony. These packages also often organized trips to enjoy before/after the ceremony. Considering that the bridal party must be present three days before the wedding ceremony, these organized trips are the perfect way to enjoy their time spent in the country.
Believe it or not, you can enjoy an amazing wedding in Belize for as little as $2,000, an all-in price that includes accommodations as well as details like flower bouquets, the venue, a photographer/videographer, officiant, and a wedding cake. By working with a local wedding planner, you can also arrange for details like the groom's tuxedo or a special event like a wedding at sea or an underwater (scuba diving) wedding.
If you're interested in getting married in Belize or enjoying your honeymoon in Belize, book your event with Adventures in Belize (AIB). AIB works with all of the major resorts, hotels, and lodges in Belize and has years of experience in planning and organizing weddings, romantic excursions, and honeymoons.