Once the Registry General receives the “Notice of Intended Marriage,” it will be published, including names and addresses, in the island’s local newspaper. Assuming there is no formal objection, the registry will issue the license 15 days after receiving the notice, which will then be valid for three months.
Civil ceremonies can be performed weekdays or Saturday mornings in the Registry’s Marriage Room for $245 or outdoors on government parks or beaches for $450. Weddings in Bermuda range from simple ceremonies on the beach to large-scale extravaganzas at the Botanical Gardens. Other popular sites include yachts and the Unfinished Church. Churches can be contacted individually and booked for a fee. Many hotels can help make wedding arrangements—reserving the church and clergy, hiring a horse and buggy, ordering the wedding cake, and securing a photographer.
There are also very good wedding planners on the island, including Das Fete (www.dasfete.com; tel. 441/400-5048); The Bridal Suite (www.bridalsuitebermudaweddings.com; tel. 441/292-2025); Bermuda Bride (www.bermudabride.com; tel. 441/295-8697); To Have and To Hold Wedding and Event Planning (www.ththbda.com; tel. 441/236-7473); and Bermuda Event Solutions (www.weddingsolutions.bm; tel. 441/236-9469).
If you’re doing the planning on your own, and need an excellent photographer, you won’t go wrong with either: Gavin Howarth (www.gavinhowarth.com; tel. 441/532-3234) or Amanda Temple (www.amandatemple.com; tel. 441/236-2339).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.