Aruba Wedding Planning
An Aruba Wedding
Exceptional hospitality and service are offered by the Aruban people. This is a perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. This modern island has pristine beaches, desert landscapes, caves, historic ruins, and breathtaking hilltops. The natural beauty of Aruba is both calm and welcoming.
Aruba’s beautiful beaches offer many activities, providing something for all your guests to do. Calm crystalline waters and white powdery sand create the perfect, sun-dipped retreat. Brilliant sunsets and Aruba’s urban entertainment creates a nighttime atmosphere that is exciting and memorable. You’ll want to bring your dancing shoes!
While you are in Aruba, you can discover some of the island’s unique attractions such as the mysterious caves, gold mine ruins, the Aloe Vera farms, and natural rock bridges. Aruba is a fantastic choice for those looking to get married, renew wedding vows, celebrate an anniversary, or just have a luxurious vacation in paradise.
The Butterfly Farm
Imagine walking through a lush tropical rain forest amidst flowers and trees, ponds and a trickling waterfall with butterflies flying overhead and all around you in their own natural paradise. Destination wedding dreams come true at The Butterfly Farm.
De Palm Island
Want an all-inclusive wedding? De Palm Island is Aruba’s only all-inclusive destination. You and your wedding guests will enjoy all-inclusive food & beverage, snorkel tours, a water park, unlimited banana boat rides, beach activities, salsa lessons and more. Upgrades to Sea Trek (Underwater Helmet Walk), SNUBA or a massage are also available.
Large green morays and spiny lobsters will welcome divers at this 250-foot shipwreck sitting upright in 80 feet of water, which is considered one of Aruba’s best reef dives.
Looking for a wedding or honeymoon adventure? Climb Hooiberg, Aruba’s famous mountain located at the center of the island. Views from its 541-foot peak extend as far as Venezuela on a clear day.
A U.S. passport valid for the duration of your stay;
A completed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card (ED-Card);
A return or onward ticket.
Proof of sufficient funds to cover your accommodations and food expenses during your stay.
Civil marriages must take place at the Civil Town House. Wedding ceremonies in Aruba can take place in the late morning or early afternoon on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Saturdays are also available in the late mornings for an additional cost. Application must be submitted one month prior to wedding date.
Certified copies of birth certificates
Government issued photo ID
A single status report
2nd Weddings: Proof of divorce or death certificate is required
The registrar’s office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination or beach wedding in Aruba. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.
Notice Period: 1 month
Residency Period: None
Waiting Period: 1 day to approve all documents prior to wedding date
Fees (US Dollars)
Dutch and the local language of Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba, but most Arubans speak a minimum of four languages, including English and Spanish.
Aruba’s currency is the florin denoted by the letters ‘Awg.’ but also widely known as ‘Afl.’ The Aruban florin is divided into 100 cents and there are coins of 5, 10, 25, 50 cents, 1 florin (100 cents) as well as the 5 florin coin.
For American tourists, the best currency to use in Aruba will be the US dollar, but carrying florin with you if you leave the popular tourist areas is a good idea since some local businesses in those areas may not have US dollars to exchange, or may be unfamiliar with correct exchange rates.