As far as legalization, I don’t know where you are, but there are Dominican Consulates in Canada. I went in person to get my paperwork translated but I live 10 minutes from the consulate in New York City. You can get your paperwork done through wedo.com too but it will cost more than the consulate prices. Here are some prices to get you started with your planning. Yes Angelica drags her feet with the email responses, but she’s very sweet and she’s just got a lot to juggle. Also, we didn’t sit with Angelica to finalize the package until the day before the wedding! And we had 60 people with a ceremony and separate cocktail reception. With DJ, hors d’oeuvres, open bar cake, flowers etc. In other words, try your best not to panic, it will turn out fine. Anyway here’s some info:
A Valid photograph driver's license or passport. Non U.S.
citizens will need their passports (photocopies are required).
2. Affidavit Certificate is required (translated to Spanish &
legalized by the Dominican Republic consulate)
3. Photocopies of the passport.
4. Photocopies of the birth certificates of the couple.
If Divorce - Decree absolute / If adopted- adoption certificate / If
widowed- death certificate of former spouse / If you have changed name
- Deed Poll ( including divorcees who had reverted back to maiden name
/ If under 18 years - evidence of parental consent by statutory
For assistance and reliable service of translation and legalization of
your paperwork, we would recommend to contact Isabel Gonzalez at WE DO,
Civil Package 899
* Notary service, marriage license and legalization of Document
* Certified copy of wedding license
* Personal In House wedding specialist
* Room Up grade
* Bottle of wine up arrival or the day
* Alternative locations for the wedding ceremony (subject to
* Melia Invitation Cards (up to 100) for attending guest
* Private couples dinner under the moon and the stars the night
before the wedding (select from two special areas)
* Witness area available if needed
* Bouquet of flowers for the bride and Boutonniere fro the groom
* Cd player during the ceremony
* Wedding cake for up to 15 persons
* One 5x7 photograph by resort photographer
* His & Her gift
* Guaranteed late check out up to 3pm
* One his & her massage or spa treatment gift certificate up to
These are options for the reception dinner:
1.- We can book an area for your group in one of the restaurants A la
Carte.Having this option you have to be aware that other guests will be
using the restaurant and the dinner have a timming of 2 hours maximum.
When a group is more than 10 people you have to pick a set menu
(Entree, Soup, Main and Dessert) from the same carte of the restaurant. This
option has no extra cost, if wedding party is less than 25 persons, if
it`s more some charges apply and will be discussed upon arrival.
2.- You can have a private reception in one of our salons. The price
per person is approximately US$45.00 per person for private dinner and
US$15.00 per person per hour for private bar. You can also have the party
in the same place. When paying extra for the meals, the salon is free
of charge; the salon will only be charged if used for a cocktail or
meeting. The salon will be available from 6:00pm until 11:30pm.
Horse drawn carriage: 40 US$
Musical trio: 180 US$
packadge of pictures: 353 US$
Canapes: 12 US$ - 25 US$ depending on the option select
Plated dinner at a hall room: 45 US$ per person
Private bar: 15 US$ per person per hour
DJ services ( including dance floor): 800 US$
Centerpieces for the tables: 50 US$
Extra cake: 2 US$ per person
Corsages: 17 US$ each
Bottonieres: 7 US$ each
Bouquets: 25 US$ each
Petal basket: 7 US$ each