People over the age of 18 can marry as long as they submit the appropriate documents 14 days in advance. Couples are required to submit birth certificates with raised seals, through the mail or in person, to Aruba's Office of the Civil Registry. They also need an apostil—a document proving they’re free to marry—from their country of residence. Same-sex ceremonies are also available on Aruba, though they’re not legally binding.
With so many beautiful spots to choose from, weddings on Aruba are guaranteed to be romantic.
Aruba Weddings for You. The official wedding-planning service of the Divi family of resorts on Aruba, this is a full-service operation that can take care of everything from scouting the location to arranging a trash-the-dress photo shoot. Specializing in romantic beach weddings, they can also help with all the paperwork and the planning with a civil ceremony package. 297/525–5293. www.arubaweddingsforyou.com.
Aruba Fairy Tales Weddings. Founder Indira Maduro has been planning weddings on Aruba for more than a decade, helping visitors tie the knot or renew their vows on the island’s most beautiful beaches in high style. Recently her company has branched out to also specialize in LGBT weddings under the name G+L Weddings, provided as a separate service. They can plan pre- and post-wedding activities on the island for your group as well. 297/993–0045. 297/583–1511. arubafairytales.com.
Aruba Weddings for You. This small company's services include securing a location on the island, submitting legal documents, confirming arrangements with suppliers, decorating the venue, and coordinating the ceremony. Nune 92, Paradera, n/a Aruba. 297/583–7638. 297/588–6073. www.arubaweddingsforyou.com.