Currency: Bahamian Dollar
Flight time: 15 hours from Johannesburg
If you're looking for a beautiful tropical island on which to host your wedding then why not look at visiting the Bahamas. Situated off the coast of eastern Florida, you can take your pick of the many islands located here. New Providence and Grand Bahama are the main tourist islands and there are plenty of churches in which to get married. Weddings abroad in the Bahamas also offer a good variety of stunning hotel resorts, exotic gardens and mansion houses in which to hold your reception, once you have exchanged your vows.
A wedding Licence is applied for from the Registrar Generals Office and both parties must be in the Bahamas at the time of application. There is no minimum length of stay required and you can get married the day after you arrive, if you wish. Documents required are both passports and full birth certificates together with photo ID such as a driving licence. The couple have to sign a declaration before a Notary Public that they are both single and also provide proof of the date of their arrival in the Bahamas. Cost of the licence is $100 and Minister's fee are $150 weekdays and $175 at weekends. For more information visit http://www.thebahamasguide.com/facts/marriage.htm