Most residents get married on Saturdays, which means you should book early to secure the date with your wedding celebrant. You will have to have a preliminary interview with your wedding celebrant and complete a form called a ‘Notice of Marriage/ Banns’, which is valid for three months. When you attend the interview, you will need to take your passports and proof of your immigration status (e.g. work permit, residency certificate, etc.), if applicable.
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If you have been previously married, you will also need your original divorce decree or spouse’s death certificate. If the decree or certificate is in a language other than English then you will need an English translation certified by a Notary Public.
If a visitor is marrying a resident, your wedding celebrant is required to ask you certain questions to make sure you are not entering into a marriage of convenience. A marriage of convenience is where the two parties enter into the marriage for the sole purpose of obtaining immigration rights as a spouse of a Caymanian. This is illegal in the Cayman Islands, as in most countries.
Most marriage celebrants will charge a fee for the documentation, booking, preliminary interview, publishing the Banns, conducting the ceremony and filing your marriage with the appropriate government office. The average cost of this is CI$300 and some of this is non-refundable.
Ministers of Religion may or may not charge a fee if you are a member of their congregation and they may have other requirements according to the requirements of the church. All documents, including the Notice of Marriage, must be received and be in order before the wedding can take place.
The Department of Counselling Services (Tel: (345) 949 8789) offers pre-marital counselling and marriage counselling for couples. All services are provided free of charge by the Cayman Islands Government and performed by qualified professionals.
When shopping for engagement rings and wedding bands you will find every gemstone and style on display – from dazzling diamonds in every imaginable cut and size, to alternatives such as Cayman’s local Caymanite, a semi-precious stone of the ‘dolostone’ family.
Wedding Stationery & Invitations
When the time arrives to make the big announcement and send save-the-date cards and invitations, Studio Two Sixteen can create personalised designs to suit every wedding theme.
Your wedding vendor will play a very important role in the execution of your wedding. Ideally, you should be searching for these vendors months in advance to minimize stress down the line.
Wedding Celebrants & Planners
Cayman Islands wedding planners and event organisers. These companies can help provide specialised services for making your wedding a success.
Your guide to wedding locations in the Cayman Islands from beautiful beaches, hotels, outdoor spaces, historical locations and even under the water.
Guide to florists in the Cayman Islands who can put together incredible floral arrangements and wedding bouquets for your wedding in Cayman.
Wedding Cakes & Catering
Details on who can bake a fabulous wedding cake for your wedding in the Cayman Islands. Choose from numerous cake designs and delicious flavours.
Wedding Hair & Make Up
Find makeup artists and hair stylists for your Cayman Islands wedding.
Wedding Music & Entertainment
Whether you are looking for a live band to keep everyone on their feet all night or something more refined, there are options for all tastes and budgets.
Wedding Photographers & Videographers
Your guide to finding the best photographer for your Grand Cayman Island Wedding. Below is a list of the top wedding photographers in the Cayman Islands.
Guide to shuttle bus and limo transportation options for weddings in the Cayman Islands.
Unfortunately, a wide variety of traditional wedding dresses are not sold in the Cayman Islands. Therefore your options are to purchase a dress while overseas and bring it in yourself or buy it online and have it imported.
Wedding Dance Classes
If you’re worried about the first dance or if you want to create a memorable first dance, then take some private lessons at Quinntessential Movement. They also offer pole dancing, aerial fitness (hoop and silks) and chair dance classes for bachelorette/hen parties. Located in Galleria Plaza, call (34) 925 8973, email: email@example.com or visit www.qmovement.dance.
Visit the dance page for a list of other companies that also offer first dance lessons.
Other good ideas for bachelor or bachelorette parties include afternoon or evening boat trips- refer to the boating page for more information on a variety of boat charters, the West Indies Wine Company Food Tour, wine tasting at The Tasting Room, a rum tour and tasting at the Seven Fathoms Rum Distillery, or a class at the 3 Girls & A Kiln pottery shop, or even an etiquette class at Minerva Private in George Town.
Wedding guests coming to Cayman with gifts for the bride and groom are legally required to declare the gifts and pay the relevant duty costs.