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We are now introducing our Do it yourself St Thomas wedding Guide also great tips for your destination wedding.
On tropical St Thomas, for past 15 years, Beach Weddings by Deb has helped brides and grooms navigate the process of creating their dream destination wedding on this tranquil island. Making it easy and stress free to have a destination wedding on St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.
Whether you choose to be married on a secluded tropical beach, aboard a private yacht, or at a luxury resort or villa, filing the necessary paperwork is easy and we can show you how with our Do it yourself St Thomas destination wedding eBook.
In this informational book we will supply you with information to get both of the applications that needed to be filled out and to the courthouse in time for your beach wedding day.
If either the bride or groom has been married before, we let you know which of the document from their last marriage must accompany the applications when sending them to the courthouse.
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Now it gets a bit tricky here. The St Thomas courthouse is closed at times for national and island celebration holidays, some of which you may not celebrate in your home state.
We will explain what your options are when arriving on a weekend and need to pick up your marriage license.
So, if your cruise ship arrives on a weekend or one of the designated holidays that they are open you will have information to either book a different cruise day arrival or carry on and have your beautiful wedding day.
If you are thinking of a destination wedding you have come to the right place. Beach Weddings by Deb knows when the courthouse is open and not. We know where the best beaches are. We know time of day for more privacy and a whole lot more.
Whats even better is you will have access to all of the information with out visiting different website. It will give you the knowledge to ask the questions needed for your destination wedding day.
On St Thomas, for past 15 years, Beach Weddings by Deb has helped brides and grooms navigate the process of creating their dream weddings on this tranquil island.
Making it easy and stress free to get married on St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.
Introducing our Do it yourself St Thomas wedding Guide.
Whether you choose to be married on a secluded beach, aboard a private yacht, or at a luxury resort or villa, filing the necessary paperwork is easy and we can show you how or do it for you.
There are two applications that need to be filled out.
If either the bride or groom has been married before, the document from their last marriage must accompany the applications when sending them to the courthouse.
For example, if you are widowed or divorced, you must send a certified copy of the death certificate or divorce decree with the marriage applications. What is a certified copy you ask? Well, your documents must have a raised seal or colored stamp on them. They must be signed by a Judge. They cannot be copies without a raised seal or colored stamp they will not be accepted at the courthouse.
That’s all for the applying of a marriage license, two applications and documents from last marriage if applicable and a certified check or money order for $200.00. These are filed at the courthouse no less than eight business days prior to wedding.
After filing and prior to the wedding, each Bride and Groom when arriving on island, must make a trip to the courthouse. A 15 min taxi ride from either cruise ship dock.
You must pick up your marriage license in person. It can be the same day of the wedding or earlier in the week.
You will need a picture ID, such as a state-issued Driver’s License. No passport is needed to have a St Thomas wedding.
St Thomas Superior courthouse does have a dress code, please check here for appropriate attire.
Now it gets a bit tricky here. At times the St Thomas courthouse is closed for national and island celebration holidays. Some of which you may not celebrate in your home state.
But for an additional fee of $150.00, they are also open on some weekends and holidays too. This is important because you have to pick up your marriage license in person. Picture id is needed.
If your cruise ship arrives on a weekend or one of the designated holidays. There is an additional fee of $150.00. Which must be paid with money order or certified check.
Once you are in the courthouse the process is fast. You are greeted at the desk, and asked your name and for identification. They will find your file, have you fill out the ledger and raise your right hand. Now swear you are, who you say you are.
The whole process generally takes 10 to 15 minutes.
You are then given an envelope with the marriage license which is then given to your wedding officiant.
After the ceremony, the Officiant signs the license, the witnesses sign and the officiant then takes it back to the courthouse to be filed and documented in the records.
Most officiants then mail you a copy of a certified marriage license.
Things to remember. St Thomas is a beautiful tropical island, 32 square miles, 13 mile long and about 3 miles wide. Steeped in history and culture, St Thomas it is not the U S. Belonging to the United States as a Territory.
You will find cultural differences and customs here that differ from any state. That is the beauty of it.
Speaking of beauty, the different shades of tropical color from sky to water are breath taking and visually challenging at times. Ask your Photographer about locations and timing of your ceremony to capture the pure tropical colors.
If you are thinking of a destination wedding you have come to the right place.
> For more information on the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of the USVI, please visit http://www.visitusvi.com/stthomas/culture_history