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Planning your Wedding

“A day to remember on an island never forgotten”

Tobago has professional wedding organisers who can create for you the wedding of your dreams. With their expertise and many excellent contacts, they can plan your day from start to finish arranging your florists, caterers, wedding photography, and even the setting to make this truly your perfect day.

Certain hotels also specialise in wedding planning and packages, customised services being available on the island. Fees for wedding services depend upon the choice of venue and the couple’s particular requirements.

We hope the following information will assist you to plan your perfect day

Couples must be non-residents of Tobago and will need to obtain a “Special Marriage Licence” from the Registrar General’s Office in Scarborough - applying together “in person” with proof of residence and identification (i.e. passports and travel documents). Widowed persons are required to provide a death certificate while divorced persons must provid evidence of divorce. Under 18’s must provide documented consent from their parent or legal guardian. All documents must be presented in English (non-English documentation must be translated and certified)
Appointments can be made with the Registrar General’s Office and a charge (payable in cash or postage stamps) is required by the Authorities.

Marriages can be performed by a Certified Marriage Officer on any day between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the place of your choice. Two witnesses are required to be present at the ceremony who together with the bridge, groom and Marriage Officer will sign the Marriage Register. Witnesses will also be required to provide identification such as a passport.
All marriages are considered civil except or Hindu, Muslim and Crisha ceremonies which require a “special” licence.

After the happy ceremony the Marriage Officer is obliged to deliver the Marriage Certificate to the Registrar’s General Office in Scarborough to be registered. A fee has to be paid to the neighbouring Treasurers Office of the Tobago House of Assembly for two legal marriage certificates which can be collected several days later.

Most counties recognise Tobago marriages as legal but it is advisable for them to check the requirements for their country to ensure the marriage is legal.

Some countries require certain procedures at Consulates/High Commissions in Trinidad or upon return to your home country.

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