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Punta Cana
Dominican Republic Destination Weddings

Getting Married in Punta Cana

Punta Cana continues to flourish as a top destination for couples to get married, and for good reason. The scenic white-sand beaches against the bright blue waters of the Caribbean Sea make for a stunning backdrop to any tropical wedding celebration. Add in the allure of staying at a luxury all-inclusive resort, plus the array of exciting activities and things to do in the area, and it'll be the second easiest YES you'll say in your life.

Top Highlights

  • All-inclusive resorts
  • White-sand beaches
  • Lush jungles
  • Great for golfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Casinos
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Marriage Requirements

Legal wedding ceremonies in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic require couples to present an original, valid passport and a copy of an original and notarized birth certificate. If divorce decrees or death certificates apply, these must be presented as well. 

Having a symbolic destination wedding in Punta Cana is a popular choice for foreign travelers since it's much more convenient. Ask your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more information on both options.

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Wedding Packages in Punta Cana

Punta Cana wedding packages offer a variety of amenities to make your dream celebration come to life. Our preferred all-inclusive resort venues in Punta Cana are well equipped to customize each package to your exact vision, ensuring your big day is exactly how you pictured it.

From garden gazebos to white-sand beaches, sky-view terraces to elaborate ballrooms, you will have your choice of which ceremony venue is right for your celebration. Many all-inclusive wedding packages in Punta Cana can be free if you stay a certain amount of nights at the resort. But, they can also cost upwards to $5,000+ depending on how many add-ons you choose. The average cost of a Punta Cana wedding package tends to be around $3,000 for our couples.

Travel Tips

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Travel Documents

All travelers visiting Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will need a current, valid passport to enter the country. For additional entry requirements, consult with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist or visit travel.state.gov (US citizens) or travel.gc.ca (Canadian citizens).

Language

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, but English is commonly spoken and understood, especially in popular resort and tourist areas, including Punta Cana.

Currency & Tipping

The Dominican Peso is the official currency in Punta Cana, however, the US dollar is widely accepted. We recommend having both on hand, especially on tours and excursions. Tipping is not expected at all-inclusive resorts, however some travelers feel obliged to tip key staff that go above and beyond in their services, such as the bellhop, housekeeping and/or spa employees.

Things To Do In Punta Cana

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Attractions & Activities

  • Scape Park 
  • ATV Tours
  • Saona Island Day Trip
  • Snorkeling
  • Dune Buggies
  • Ziplining
  • Horseback Riding 
  • Cultural Tours 

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Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

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CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

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Punta Cana Wedding Planning FAQs

When is the best time of year to get married in Punta Cana?
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic has a tropical climate with year-round sunshine, so it’s hard to find a bad time of year to get married here. Keep in mind that historically, most hurricane activity in the Caribbean occurs in the months of August and September. Peak season (December to March), is known to have the best weather, but also the largest crowds and highest travel costs. We recommend weighing the pros and cons with your spouse and Specialist to determine the best time of year for your Punta Cana destination wedding.
What does a wedding package in Punta Cana come with?

If you’re getting married at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, you’ll benefit from their all-inclusive wedding packages. These packages are convenient, affordable and come with everything you need for your big day – from the ceremony decor to the reception entertainment – and everything in between. Here’s what you can expect to be included in your Punta Cana wedding package:

  • Ceremony location with decor options
  • Non-denominational officiant or minister
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s)
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine toast
  • Sound system/DJ services
  • Romantic amenities for the couple
  • And much more!

Most Punta Cana wedding packages can be customized based on your needs, so be sure to discuss your vision with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist, who can help find the perfect package for you.

How do I plan a wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic?

Here are our recommended steps to start planning your destination wedding in Punta Cana:

  • Set your budget and guest list
  • Contact an expert (we can help guide you through the planning process)
  • Research resorts, venues and wedding packages
  • Secure your wedding date and group room block
  • Send your save the dates and invitations
  • Finalize the details with your onsite wedding coordinator
  • Relax and say “I do” in paradise!
How much does a destination wedding cost in Punta Cana?
In 2023, our couples spent an average of $9780 on their destination weddings in Punta Cana. This includes their accommodations, wedding package and estimated airfare. Prices will vary depending on numerous factors, like the season, resort choice, decor options, guest count and more. Our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists can help prepare a personalized quote for you to get an idea of what to expect to pay for your destination wedding in Punta Cana.

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