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Thinking of making your walk down the aisle a walk down the isle? It is becoming increasingly easy on many islands to tie the knot and start your honeymoon on your wedding. Here's a quick look at the marriage requirements on several islands that are tops

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Anguilla: Two day waiting period, $284 fee. No blood test.

Antigua and Barbuda: One day waiting period; $240 for wedding license. No blood test.

Bahamas: 24-hour residency requirement; $40 for marriage license. No blood test.

Barbados: no residency requirement; fee of $62.50. No blood test.

Bermuda: no residency requirement; fee of US$205. No blood test.

British Virgin Islands: Three day waiting period; $110 for marriage license plus fee of $35 to be married in Registar's office, $100 to be married outside the office. No blood test.

Cayman Islands: No waiting period; $200 for marriage license. No blood test.

Curaçao: Three-day residency. $167 for marriage license. No blood test.

Dominican Republic: No residency period; $20 for marriage license. Couples must write the American Consulate in Santo Domingo in advance of intended wedding date asking permission to marry in a civil ceremony. All documents must be translated into Spanish. No blood test.

Jamaica: 24 hour residency; $54 for marriage license. No blood test.

Puerto Rico: No residency; $2 stamp fee for copy of license. A VDRL blood test no older than 10 days prior to the wedding is required.

St. Barts: 1 person in couple must be resident for 30 days; no fee. Blood test required.

St. Kitts and Nevis: 2 day residency; $80 for marriage license. No blood test.

St. Lucia: 2 days residency and 2 days for license; $198 for marriage license. No blood test.

St. Martin: 1 person in couple must be resident for 30 days; no fee. Blood test required.

Sint Maarten: 10 days before the ceremony couples must register at the Office of Civil Registry. Fee $152. No blood test.

Trinidad and Tobago: Three day residency; $55 fee. No blood test.

Turks and Caicos: 2-3 day residency; cost $50. No blood test.

USVI: Must wait eight days from receipt of notarized application, but the couple does not need to be on island during this time. $50 for marriage license; $200 fee to be married in the court by a judge. No blood test.

Husband and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley have authored over 20 guidebooks and also edit the FREE Lovetripper.com, a romantic travel magazine featuring worldwide destinations.

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