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What is a Symbolic Wedding?

Symbolic Ceremony


We’re often asked if it’s possible to have a beautiful wedding ceremony, without dealing with all the paperwork. (Even though we’ve streamlined the process for our couples, and it’s never been easier to be legally married in Puerto Rico. Read more about it here.) The answer is yes! A ceremony without the paperwork is called a symbolic wedding ceremony and it is more common than you might think. A symbolic wedding has the same look and feel as a legal or civil wedding ceremony, without any of the documentation and signatures after your ceremony (or preparation of paperwork in the weeks beforehand). It’s actually a bit of a wedding industry secret that many weddings are symbolic in nature, as the couple is often legally married in advance for practical or logistical reasons. 


At Puerto Rico Destination Weddings, Inc., we are committed to keeping you up to date with all the latest requirements to be legally married in Puerto Rico (again, click here to learn more), but we understand that there are many reasons to have a beautiful wedding that leaves out the legal process. Whether you are looking for a legal or symbolic wedding, we are happy to help!

If you want to know more about our packages, pricing, and locations for your symbolic wedding, please fill out our contact form. We would love to help!



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