A wedding in the sun for $250

January 08, 1995|By Newsday

Couples in a hurry to tie the knot on vacation in Antigua and Barbuda can now get a marriage license on the spot in the twin island Caribbean nation. The government there has rescinded its three-business-days minimum residency requirement before accepting a marriage license application.

The smitten twosome need only appear at the ministry of justice in the capital of St. John's to fill out the necessary forms before a marriage coordinator and fork over the $150 licensing fee. The marriage coordinator arranges for a marriage officer to perform a civil ceremony at any hotel or another venue selected by the couple for an additional $100 fee.

For more information on civil and religious ceremonies, call the islands' Department of Tourism, (212) 541-4117.

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