Married in the UK then having a blessing abroad
So me and my OH wanted to marry in the Dominican republic but after a bit of research it seems quite a hassle with the paperwork and to get everything legalised. So we are planning to get legally married at a local UK registry office, few guests and maybe a meal after but then flying out to the Dominican the same week (just me, partner and son) and having a ceremony/religious blessing on the beach. Has anyone done this? Pros/cons? Things I should consider? Nit getting many answers off the internet. Off to speak to a travel agent tomorrow but just wondered if anyone had any insight.