Surprise Destination Marriage Proposals


Do you want to surprise your fiance with a memorable proposal in beautiful Bermuda? Contact us and we will help you plan the perfect way to ask her the most important question in your life, whether on a secluded beach, floating on a private boat on on a midnight nature walk?we have in depth knowledge of the island of Bermuda?s hidden treasures and alcoves and will help you find the perfect spot and plan all the details for you so everything is ready for your arrival.

Destination Wedding Planning & Coordination


The moment has come, and you have decided that our lovely island of Bermuda is the perfect place for your Destination Wedding. Now is the time to find a seasoned and well respected wedding planning company to help you from everything from Will You? to I Do! and the days following. As a licensed travel agent, we can not only assist in finding you the most affordable and ideal air and travel accommodations for you and your wedding group, but also help plan excursions during your stay.

We work with the island of Bermuda?s most reputable service providers from floral and decor, to hotels and venues, catering, entertainment and transportation. Let us handle every aspect of your planning, using prompt and efficient email, phone and collaboration to ensure you know exactly what to expect, and ensure that it will be produced and executed flawlessly. We want every moment of your stay to be about you and your loved ones, not stressing over every detail.


Required Paperwork To Get Married In Bermuda

I had one Bride say ?We got married in Bermuda, To Have and To Hold Weddings figured out all of the details for us and we just had to show up!!!? To Have and To Hold will make sure that you and your guests are very well taken care of and that the entire experience is stress free. To learn more about Bermuda, please check out our links page for some great websites.

There are many, many breathtaking locations around the Island. Whether you are a destination bride or you reside in Bermuda you are not restricted as to where you can get married. We work with you to identify the location you are looking for and then make appropriate suggestions. You may wish to be married in a lush garden setting, on a cliff top overlooking the South Shore, under a Moon Gate, barefoot in the pink coral sand on one of our beautiful beaches, on a luxury motor yacht or sailboat, in the grounds of your hotel or in the Registrar General?s office. The choices are endless.

For outdoor ceremonies, we strongly suggest a tent be erected to provide sun shelter and rain coverage. This must be ordered in advance, or an alternative location be used. Should it rain on your wedding day and you wish to have additional photographs the following day, this can be arranged at an additional cost and depending on the photographer?s availability. A great website to check the weather is

What is Bermuda?s Time Zone?
Bermuda is in Atlantic Standard Time ? one hour ahead of the east coast.

All travelers, including U.S. citizens, to and from Bermuda will be required starting December 31, 2006, to have a valid PASSPORT or other accepted document that establishes the bearer?s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States. Please visit the U.S. State Department?s website: for more information. For downloadable passport application forms, passport fees, and other information, go to:

Required Paperwork To Get Married In Bermuda

Non-denominational or non-religious ceremony
You can either be married in the Registrar?s office or if you choose to have a ceremony in a different setting, a minister will preside over the marriage service. Please let us know whether you wish the marriage official to wear his clerical collar or a jacket and tie.

Catholic Services
You can be married in Bermuda but, Catholic priests in Bermuda will not perform outdoor ceremonies and will not marry Catholics in their church unless the couple has family ties on the island. For more information on Catholic Weddings in Bermuda visit

Are there Churches available?
There are many beautiful churches on the island that are available for a fee. If you are divorced some churches will not marry you without the Minister offering counseling prior to your marriage.

Can we bring our Minister to perform the ceremony?
Yes you can bring your own Minister, To Have and To Hold will provide you with the necessary paperwork so that your ceremony can be performed by your Minister.While this is arguably one of the most important days in your life together, there are, unfortunately a few formalities which must be brought to the attention of all those of you planning on getting married in Bermuda.

Are there particular days for conducting a wedding ceremony?
Weddings are performed from Monday through Sunday.

How long must people be on the island before they can marry?
There is no required length of stay before or after marrying in Bermuda.

How long does it take to get a marriage license?
It takes 15 days for a licence to be issued. About six weeks before your wedding, we will submit your paperwork to the Registrar General?s office. It is valid for three months from the date of issue.

Are witnesses required?
Two witnesses who are at least 18 years old must sign your marriage licence. If it is just the two of you, we can provide two witnesses at no extra charge.

Are Bermuda marriages legal worldwide?
Yes. Within one month, you will receive an official marriage certificate that is recognized and legal worldwide.

I am divorced. Can I get married in Bermuda?
Yes. A copy of your divorce decree must be submitted with your Notice of Intended Marriage.

To Get a Marriage License
It takes 15 days for a license to be issued. Once you have retained To Have and To Hold Weddings, you will be asked to mail us your Notice of Intended Marriage. About six weeks before your wedding, we will submit it to the Registrar General?s office. It is valid for three months from the date of issue.

Marriage License and Certificate cost
Your marriage license and one marriage certificate cost $393.00. (License $353.00, marriage certificates are $40.00 each) This fee is regulated by the Bermuda Government and is subject to change. This fee can be paid by To Have and To Hold Weddings & Event Planning and the cost will appear on your final bill.

Extra Marriage Certificate
Later on, if you need an additional certificate, the cost is $65.00 each. This fee is regulated by the Bermuda Government and is subject to change.

Two witnesses who are 18 years old or older must sign your marriage license. If it is just the two of you, To Have and To Hold, Weddings can provide two witnesses at no extra charge.

Special Occasion Celebrations

From vow renewal, birthdays to anniversaries, graduation to retirement?To Have and To Hold Wedding and Event Planning will help you plan the perfect themed occasion in one of our island?s unique and eclectic locations. We can handle everything from invitations to favors, decorations and entertainment, to food and beverage. Give your loved one an event they will never forget, on an beautiful and care free island getaway.

The alternative to the traditional bridal bouquet and formal corsage.

When it comes to planning your wedding, flowers are a very integral part of the wedding day celebration. Famed celebrity wedding designer Diann Valentine has transformed the traditional wedding bouquet into a chic alternative, The Valentine Cuff.

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To Have and To Hold Invitations

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