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Marriage in Lebanon

Hi all,

I and my Fiance are coming to Lebanon this August and would love to get married there. I m Roman Catholic, he is Russian Orthodox. Both of us are Lithuanian Nationals.
What steps do I need to make in order to get married? We prefer civil one, but if impossible, Christian would also work :)
We need step-by-step guidance in terms of documents, fees, places to go, things to acquire.
Thank you in advance
Vita

Hello, civil marriage in Lebanon is not possible simply because of religious matters, i had my civil marriage in Malayasia. If you have a Lebanese background (Father family etc..) i think it would be easier, if not then it depend on the church and Lebanese laws because your marriage would be registered in Lebanon and surely you will need to register it again in your country. In Lebanon the church is chosen upon the male religion, but i strongly recommend that you contact any church before coming to Lebanon, so you have full information from a trusted cleric. About marriage fees, an average Lebanese marriage cost around 30,000 USD (church, cars, restaurant, hotel etc..)

Hi Alcastive,
:) I had no idea, how difficult it would be. I don't mind registering it in LTU once again. It just seems such a great country to come back every 5 years or so and remember the reason :)
Actually, it is just us and two friends in Lebanon, a party in Lithuania afterwards.
Thank you for the info, well appreciated :)
Wish us luck! :D
Vita

Well if you have 2 Lebanese friends you already have 2 witnesses to make the required Church marriage papers, i forget to mention if you want to pay just for the church marriage cost it cost around 2000 USD, so if you are just 4 people you don't need to rent cars, and make a big invitation book a restaurant etc..  so after the papers done you will end up paying up to you. 

You can book a fancy 5 stars hotel suite (i suggest booking.com) for 250USD per night, and go to fancy restaurant pay about 200USD for 4 people.

I just try to give you some ideas that you can do after your marriage done, you will end up paying maybe 5% of the average Lebanese marriage :) i hope your Lebanese friends can help you contact any church that can help you getting married. Good Luck !

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