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Celebrate Your Love Story in South America

South America, an enchanting backdrop for destination weddings, combines romance, adventure, and diverse landscapes. From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the breathtaking beauty of the Andes mountains and the exotic beaches of the Caribbean coast, couples can find many options to say "I do." South America's rich cultural heritage, vibrant cities, and warm hospitality make it a perfect destination for couples seeking unforgettable adventure and memories.

Top Highlights

  • Rainforests
  • Beaches
  • Nightlife
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Wildlife

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Where to Get Married in South America

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With its Mate culture, indigenous traditions and customs, passionate tango, world-renowned wines, and stunning natural wonders like the Iguazu Falls, Argentina exudes romance and charm.

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With its vibrant culture, tropical beaches, and lively atmosphere, this country sets the stage for an enchanting destination wedding experience.

South America Marriage Requirements

Marriage Requirements in South America

For US citizens planning to get married in South America, legal requirements may vary depending on the country. Generally, couples can expect to bring a valid passport, birth certificate, and an affidavit of marital status. For couples wanting to get married in South America, it is recommended that they seek the specific marriage requirements for each country in South America from the respective embassy or consulate.

South America Wedding Packages Dreams Karibana

Wedding Packages in South America

South American destination weddings vary in cost depending on the chosen resort or venue. Typically, packages include services such as venue rental, ceremony setup, floral arrangements, catering, and a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure a seamless and memorable celebration. With enough research, you'll find a wedding package that does it all within your budget.

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Travel Tips

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Travel Documents

U.S. and Canadian citizens will need a valid passport and it must have at least six months of validity beyond your planned departure date. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for details.


The most common languages spoken in South America include Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Currency & Tipping

Each country in South America has its own currency. The U.S dollar varies as a form of payment from country to country. In many South American counties, it is customary to leave a tip for staff.

Things To Do In South America

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Attractions & Activities

  • Iguazu Falls
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tours
  • Dance Classes
  • Ushuaia
  • Peninsula Valdes
  • Copacabana Beach
  • Amazon Rainforest

Getting Married in South America: FAQs

How much does a destination wedding cost in South America?
Destination wedding costs in South America can vary widely depending on factors such as the location, guest count, and the level of customization desired. On average, destination weddings in South America can range from $10,000 to $30,000 or more. Depending on where you go in South America, you can expect to pay about $3,700 in Argentina to $45,000 elsewhere.
When is the best time of year to get married in South America?
The best time for South America destination weddings is in the summer. Depending on the region, South America’s summer months occur from December to February, with prevailing warm weather during this time. For couples wanting milder temperatures, autumn and spring are ideal (March to May and September to November).
Is it safe to travel to South America right now?
As with any travel destination, it’s essential to stay informed about current travel advisories and safety conditions when getting married in South America. While most areas are safe for tourists, it’s advisable to exercise caution and be aware of local guidelines. Couples are advised to take necessary precautions wherever they visit too.
How far in advance should I plan my destination wedding in South America?
It’s advisable to start planning a destination wedding in South America at least 12 to 18 months in advance. This amount of time allows soon-to-be newlyweds ample time to secure the desired venue, make travel arrangements, and ensure all legal requirements are met smoothly. The last thing couples need on their pre-wedding days is stress, so plan well ahead.
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Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in South America

It's no wonder you want to exchange your vows in a place as beautiful as South America, but it's important to note it also comes with a few challenges:

  • Most hotels in South America are EP (European Plan), which typically means the quoted rate only covers the cost of the room itself, so your meals and drinks will be an additional cost and billed separately. 
  • The flights to South America are longer and more expensive from most US and CA vacations. 
  • Most wedding packages in South America are not all-inclusive, so you'll have to hire each vendor individually (i.e. florist, wedding planner, caterer, photographer, etc.)
  • The overall cost of a destination wedding in South America will more than likely be much more expensive than a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean. 

Please note: we currently do not offer full-planning services in South America. Browse our collection of full-service destinations below.

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