Dominican Republic Wedding
For a wedding destination steeped in Old World culture and truly flawless tropical scenery, look no further than the Dominican Republic. Traditional merengue music floods the streets, while avenidas lined with palm and almond trees open your eyes to the wonders of this unique Caribbean paradise.
- Peak Season: Year-round sun peaking from December to April
- Currency: Dominican Peso (USD widely accepted)
- Language: Spanish (English commonly used)
- Passport Required: Yes
Culture & History
The stable government and thriving tourism industry of today's Dominican Republic (DR) have transformed the island into a desirable vacation and destination wedding hot spot. Remnants of Spanish colonial architecture share space with the expansive luxury resorts, all-inclusive wedding resorts, and award-winning golf courses of modern day DR. To the east, Punta Cana attracts the high-end traveler, while to the north, Puerto Plata, a beach resort strip, appeals with all-inclusive attractions. The capital city, Santo Domingo, is only a short drive to the south.
Local Wedding Appeal
The Dominican Republic is easier than ever to access, especially for American couples traveling here for weddings year-round. Dominican weddings often incorporate Latin traditions, including the singing of traditional songs during the ceremony instead of an instrumental soundtrack. If desired, your wedding planner can help to feature some of these rich traditions on your big day to make it a true Dominican Republic wedding.