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#1061 rgonzalez_83

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    Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:17 PM

    Carribean Lover,

    Very nice favors! I like that they seem super light to take with on the plane.

    #1062 caribbeanLover

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      Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:37 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by rgonzalez_83
      Carribean Lover,

      Very nice favors! I like that they seem super light to take with on the plane.
      Thank you, yes it's the main reason I went for it (orginally was going for lanterns) but I have enough weight problems with my luggage as it is. So this was definitely perfect. Thank you to Bride2010 (a BDW girl I found on DIY)
      http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
      Tracy and Mike

      Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
      Happily ever after...

      #1063 DEH83

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        Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:00 PM

        Okay, so a while back someone in this thread had posted very nice detailed instructions they received from the Dominican Consulate of the steps to completing the legal documents, and I have searched this thread for some pages now, and can't find it! Do any of you lovely ladies have an idea as to what post I am talking about? Is it you?!!

        My Fianc© is in charge of the documentation for the wedding (about the only thing I've "allowed" him to do), and the post was such a nice instructional I thought it would be good to share it with him.

        Thank you!!
        April 21st, 2010

        #1064 caribbeanLover

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          Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:35 PM

          Valid passport.*
          Original Birth Certificate (two photocopies to be sent to our office).
          Notarized Single Status Affidavit for each one (original and one copy to be sent to our office).
          If previously married, copy of legalized/sealed Divorce Act or Death Certificate (two copies to be sent to our office).**
          There is a mandatory 10 months waiting period, for women, after divorced for re-marrying.
          Certificate adoption, if applicable (send two copies to our office).
          Parental authorization, if applicable (send two copies to our office).
          Passport photocopies of the witnesses (if you do not have witnesses, hotel/resort will provide them).
          * These documents, except for passport or photo ID and witnesses information, must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Consulate before arriving to the Dominican Republic. It is the couple’s responsibility to have all the required documentation before the wedding date.

          need anything more, let me know!
          http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
          Tracy and Mike

          Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
          Happily ever after...

          #1065 caribbeanLover

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            Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:35 PM

            Valid passport.*
            Original Birth Certificate (two photocopies to be sent to our office).
            Notarized Single Status Affidavit for each one (original and one copy to be sent to our office).
            If previously married, copy of legalized/sealed Divorce Act or Death Certificate (two copies to be sent to our office).**
            There is a mandatory 10 months waiting period, for women, after divorced for re-marrying.
            Certificate adoption, if applicable (send two copies to our office).
            Parental authorization, if applicable (send two copies to our office).
            Passport photocopies of the witnesses (if you do not have witnesses, hotel/resort will provide them).
            * These documents, except for passport or photo ID and witnesses information, must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Consulate before arriving to the Dominican Republic. It is the couple’s responsibility to have all the required documentation before the wedding date.

            need anything more, let me know!
            http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
            Tracy and Mike

            Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
            Happily ever after...

            #1066 caribbeanLover

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              Posted 05 February 2010 - 12:45 AM

              Does anyone know where I can find the page of floweres?! someone had posted it and I even looked at them and decided which bouquet I wanted. Now for the life of me can't find the site. Please help someone!! Thanks so much in advance I've searched for an hour on this thread and google.. nothing
              http://i1002.photobu..../img-239-1.jpg http://i1002.photobu....0/img-21-1.jpg
              Tracy and Mike

              Married and in love all over again!!!!!!
              Happily ever after...

              #1067 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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                Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

                ***I received this from the Dominican Consulate in Ottawa, seeing as you are in Ottawa you can bring your documents there to have them notarized etc... lucky- I had to find a lawyer to do it(which is another option). These documents must be notarized and translated no earlier than 3 months prior to your wedding. You can either mail them to Carolina prior to your wedding so she can check them to make sure you have everything, or you can bring them down with you--- which is what I am doing, I don't trust sending these documents overseas, I would rather hand them too her just to be safe.. I may fax her copies of what we have...

                Good Luck, I am sending my stuff out on Monday, it apparently takes only 5 days.... you are brave trusting your fiance with this : )

                Dear Bride/Groom

                Thank you very much for expressing your interest in visiting the Dominican Republic. We are pleased to respond to your request of information on getting married and we hope your wedding in the DR will be memorable and will give you both happiness and complete satisfaction.

                In order to celebrate your wedding in the Dominican Republic the bride and groom will need to provide the following documents:

                •Valid Passport*
                •Original Birth Certificate short or long version*
                •Single Status Affidavit & Death or Divorce Certificate**. (Original and notarized).
                •Four witnesses over 18 years old. Two of them must not be relatives to the bride or groom ( hotel can provide them free, if necessary)
                •Translation into Spanish of the Birth Certificate, Single Status Affidavit and Widow or Divorce Act. ( Can be done at the Embassy for fee)
                •Legalization of the Single Status Affidavit, Widow and Divorce Act by the
                Consular Section of this Embassy.

                If you are able to sign your Single Status Affidavit in front of a Dominican Consular representative (at this Embassy or your nearby Dominican Consul), you do not need to notarize it with a Canadian notary. Please book for an appointment in advance by calling or writing to our Consular & Tourism Section Staff, Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org, Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org will be pleased to help you on this matter at anytime, either by email or by phone at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229 respectively.

                (*) For legalization purposes at this Embassy, a photocopy of your passport and Birth Certificate will suffice. The latter does not need to have your parent's name on it. However, you must bring all your documents to the Dominican Republic, including those already legalized with us and their originals.

                ** Translated into Spanish and legalized by this Embassy.

                (Please find below a Single Status Affidavit sample)

                Legal Fees in USD:
                The cost to translate a document is 40$ per document
                The cost to legalize a document is 100 $ per document

                This fee is related to:
                40$ x 4 to translate both Birth Certificates and two Single Status Affidavit=160$. 100$ x 2 to legalize two Single Status Affidavit= US100$, If any of you are not divorced o widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize and translate your wedding documents are $360 USD.
                On the other hand, if one of you is divorced or widowed, the person concerned should pay an additional US100.00 in order to legalize the Divorce or Widow’s Certificate and US$40 for its translation into Spanish. Therefore, they will have to pay an extra US$140 for each divorced or widowed candidate. In order words, if either the bride or groom is divorced or widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize their documents will be US$500.00; if both (bride and groom) are divorced or widowed, they will have to pay $640 USD.

                IMPORTANT NOTICE:

                Please take into account the following facts before legalizing and translating your documents or even planning your wedding:

                1. Once your documents have been legalized by this Embassy or by a Dominican Consulate they will be valid only for three (3) consecutive months from the legalization date, so take this into consideration before sending your documents for legalization.

                2. A divorced bride cannot get married until 10 months have passed after her official divorce date, unless her intended husband is the same person that she has been divorced. If this is your case, please keep in touch with us at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229, as there may be new legal changes on this matter on the Dominican Republic or if your divorce decree or judgement has stayed that you has been legally separated for at least 10 months. In that case, the Civil State Officer in the Dominican Republic through your wedding coordinator, might take this condition into account and could give a waive to the divorced bride based on that fact. (Please contact your wedding coordinator or us help you find out about your special condition). If a waive is given, you will have to translate also your divorce decree or judgement in order to get married in the Dominican Republic because there it is proved that you have been legally separated from your divorced husband more than 10 months.

                3. If any of you had changed legally your names or last names, so that they will be different from the ones indicated on your birth certificate, you have to send that legal document to us for translation and legalization because your Dominican Marriage Certificate will come out on the name of the person indicated on the birth certificate, unless there is a legal document that change those names or last names for the bride or groom. If that it is your case you will have to send US$140.00, in addition to the above mentioned fees to legalize and translate that extra document.

                NOTE: If you have any of these situations or any other that it is not totally clear on this document, please contact: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 613 -569 -9893 ext 232 or 229 or email to Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org or Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org


                You should send your documents for translation and legalization to:

                Consular Section of the Dominican Republic Embassy
                130 Albert St., Suite 418
                Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4


                Please send a pre-paid envelope to return your documents back.

                It would take five (5) business days for the documents to be ready.

                Payment must be done by a certified check or a money order in US American dollars, made out to Embassy of the Dominican Republic.

                Please send us your phone number to contact you in case we need to.

                We appreciate your interest on getting married in the Dominican Republic and we thank you for giving our staff the opportunity to serve you better.

                Sincerely,



                Glenis R. Guzman/Maria Amalia Leyba O.
                Consular Services,
                Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada
                130 Albert St., Suite 418
                Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 5G4
                Tel.: (613)569-9893 Ext. 232, 229 Fax: (613)569-8673
                E-mail: gguzman@drembassy.org, mleyba@drembassy.org
                website: www.drembassy.org

















                SAMPLE OF

                STATUTORY DECLARATION OF SINGLE STATUS
                (Please do not just fill in, but re-type the whole document)


                CANADA ) IN THE MATTER OF:
                Province of __________ ) the marriage between
                ) [full name of both parties*]

                I, [Full Name as in passport] of the City of __________, in the Province of ________, DO SOLEMNY AND SINCERELY DECLARE THAT:

                1.I am [full name*], born as [name as it appears in Birth Certificate] on [date of birth] in [place of birth].

                2.I am a (country name) citizen with the (passport No. _______) who resides at [full address, including Postal Code].

                3.I intend to marry [full name*] in the [Hotel Name] in [City], Dominican Republic during the week of [week of marriage].

                4.I am single and have never been married before. [If divorced o widowed, please put: I am divorced as per divorce or widow certificate No. _______ as of {date of divorce}. During my previous marriage, I was known as (name as appears on divorce or widow certificate]. To the best of my knowledge and belief there is no legal impediment or other lawful cause to prevent me from getting married.

                5.I am currently employed as a [occupation] or [indicate your profession]

                6.The names of my parents are ____________________, Mother and
                ________________, Father.

                AND, I make this Solemn Declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if it is made under oath and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

                DECLARED before me at [City], )
                Province of ________, ) ____________________
                Canada, this _____ of _______, 2008 ) [Full name and signature *]


                Name and signature and stamp of the
                Notary Public

                Note: Wherever it says “Full Name” please insert name as it appears on YOUR PASSPORT

                #1068 skdoucetanderson@shaw.ca

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                  Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

                  ***I received this from the Dominican Consulate in Ottawa, seeing as you are in Ottawa you can bring your documents there to have them notarized etc... lucky- I had to find a lawyer to do it(which is another option). These documents must be notarized and translated no earlier than 3 months prior to your wedding. You can either mail them to Carolina prior to your wedding so she can check them to make sure you have everything, or you can bring them down with you--- which is what I am doing, I don't trust sending these documents overseas, I would rather hand them too her just to be safe.. I may fax her copies of what we have...

                  Good Luck, I am sending my stuff out on Monday, it apparently takes only 5 days.... you are brave trusting your fiance with this : )

                  Dear Bride/Groom

                  Thank you very much for expressing your interest in visiting the Dominican Republic. We are pleased to respond to your request of information on getting married and we hope your wedding in the DR will be memorable and will give you both happiness and complete satisfaction.

                  In order to celebrate your wedding in the Dominican Republic the bride and groom will need to provide the following documents:

                  •Valid Passport*
                  •Original Birth Certificate short or long version*
                  •Single Status Affidavit & Death or Divorce Certificate**. (Original and notarized).
                  •Four witnesses over 18 years old. Two of them must not be relatives to the bride or groom ( hotel can provide them free, if necessary)
                  •Translation into Spanish of the Birth Certificate, Single Status Affidavit and Widow or Divorce Act. ( Can be done at the Embassy for fee)
                  •Legalization of the Single Status Affidavit, Widow and Divorce Act by the
                  Consular Section of this Embassy.

                  If you are able to sign your Single Status Affidavit in front of a Dominican Consular representative (at this Embassy or your nearby Dominican Consul), you do not need to notarize it with a Canadian notary. Please book for an appointment in advance by calling or writing to our Consular & Tourism Section Staff, Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org, Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org will be pleased to help you on this matter at anytime, either by email or by phone at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229 respectively.

                  (*) For legalization purposes at this Embassy, a photocopy of your passport and Birth Certificate will suffice. The latter does not need to have your parent's name on it. However, you must bring all your documents to the Dominican Republic, including those already legalized with us and their originals.

                  ** Translated into Spanish and legalized by this Embassy.

                  (Please find below a Single Status Affidavit sample)

                  Legal Fees in USD:
                  The cost to translate a document is 40$ per document
                  The cost to legalize a document is 100 $ per document

                  This fee is related to:
                  40$ x 4 to translate both Birth Certificates and two Single Status Affidavit=160$. 100$ x 2 to legalize two Single Status Affidavit= US100$, If any of you are not divorced o widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize and translate your wedding documents are $360 USD.
                  On the other hand, if one of you is divorced or widowed, the person concerned should pay an additional US100.00 in order to legalize the Divorce or Widow’s Certificate and US$40 for its translation into Spanish. Therefore, they will have to pay an extra US$140 for each divorced or widowed candidate. In order words, if either the bride or groom is divorced or widowed, the total amount to pay to legalize their documents will be US$500.00; if both (bride and groom) are divorced or widowed, they will have to pay $640 USD.

                  IMPORTANT NOTICE:

                  Please take into account the following facts before legalizing and translating your documents or even planning your wedding:

                  1. Once your documents have been legalized by this Embassy or by a Dominican Consulate they will be valid only for three (3) consecutive months from the legalization date, so take this into consideration before sending your documents for legalization.

                  2. A divorced bride cannot get married until 10 months have passed after her official divorce date, unless her intended husband is the same person that she has been divorced. If this is your case, please keep in touch with us at 613 569 9893 ext 232 or 229, as there may be new legal changes on this matter on the Dominican Republic or if your divorce decree or judgement has stayed that you has been legally separated for at least 10 months. In that case, the Civil State Officer in the Dominican Republic through your wedding coordinator, might take this condition into account and could give a waive to the divorced bride based on that fact. (Please contact your wedding coordinator or us help you find out about your special condition). If a waive is given, you will have to translate also your divorce decree or judgement in order to get married in the Dominican Republic because there it is proved that you have been legally separated from your divorced husband more than 10 months.

                  3. If any of you had changed legally your names or last names, so that they will be different from the ones indicated on your birth certificate, you have to send that legal document to us for translation and legalization because your Dominican Marriage Certificate will come out on the name of the person indicated on the birth certificate, unless there is a legal document that change those names or last names for the bride or groom. If that it is your case you will have to send US$140.00, in addition to the above mentioned fees to legalize and translate that extra document.

                  NOTE: If you have any of these situations or any other that it is not totally clear on this document, please contact: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 613 -569 -9893 ext 232 or 229 or email to Glenis R. Guzman gguzman@drembassy.org or Maria Amalia Leyba mleyba@drembassy.org


                  You should send your documents for translation and legalization to:

                  Consular Section of the Dominican Republic Embassy
                  130 Albert St., Suite 418
                  Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4


                  Please send a pre-paid envelope to return your documents back.

                  It would take five (5) business days for the documents to be ready.

                  Payment must be done by a certified check or a money order in US American dollars, made out to Embassy of the Dominican Republic.

                  Please send us your phone number to contact you in case we need to.

                  We appreciate your interest on getting married in the Dominican Republic and we thank you for giving our staff the opportunity to serve you better.

                  Sincerely,



                  Glenis R. Guzman/Maria Amalia Leyba O.
                  Consular Services,
                  Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada
                  130 Albert St., Suite 418
                  Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 5G4
                  Tel.: (613)569-9893 Ext. 232, 229 Fax: (613)569-8673
                  E-mail: gguzman@drembassy.org, mleyba@drembassy.org
                  website: www.drembassy.org

















                  SAMPLE OF

                  STATUTORY DECLARATION OF SINGLE STATUS
                  (Please do not just fill in, but re-type the whole document)


                  CANADA ) IN THE MATTER OF:
                  Province of __________ ) the marriage between
                  ) [full name of both parties*]

                  I, [Full Name as in passport] of the City of __________, in the Province of ________, DO SOLEMNY AND SINCERELY DECLARE THAT:

                  1.I am [full name*], born as [name as it appears in Birth Certificate] on [date of birth] in [place of birth].

                  2.I am a (country name) citizen with the (passport No. _______) who resides at [full address, including Postal Code].

                  3.I intend to marry [full name*] in the [Hotel Name] in [City], Dominican Republic during the week of [week of marriage].

                  4.I am single and have never been married before. [If divorced o widowed, please put: I am divorced as per divorce or widow certificate No. _______ as of {date of divorce}. During my previous marriage, I was known as (name as appears on divorce or widow certificate]. To the best of my knowledge and belief there is no legal impediment or other lawful cause to prevent me from getting married.

                  5.I am currently employed as a [occupation] or [indicate your profession]

                  6.The names of my parents are ____________________, Mother and
                  ________________, Father.

                  AND, I make this Solemn Declaration conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if it is made under oath and by virtue of the Canada Evidence Act.

                  DECLARED before me at [City], )
                  Province of ________, ) ____________________
                  Canada, this _____ of _______, 2008 ) [Full name and signature *]


                  Name and signature and stamp of the
                  Notary Public

                  Note: Wherever it says “Full Name” please insert name as it appears on YOUR PASSPORT

                  #1069 sheila2011

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                    Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:46 PM

                    I am going to be a Grand Palladium bride too! We have finally decided to go here in January 2011. I can't wait to hear about how everyone's weddings go!! So far my planning is going ok, then again I haven't had to do a whole lot yet!
                    Counting down to January 17th in Punta Cana!

                    #1070 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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                      Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

                      OMG!!! I'm really starting to freak out, I really don't know where to send my documents because I called WEDO and there telling me to send them to Texas.....I don't want to send them to texas! Thats bull!! Urghhhhhhhhh....................Carolina still isn't emailing me back, I need to know a estimate time of the ceremony, my boss is staying at the dreams and is coming over to do hair and for the wedding!! But she won't tell me, How is god's name am I going to get ahold of her down there? I want to cry, I think I just might.

                      I need to get my docs done right now, like yesterday now and I'm freaking out hard core........I want to go on vacation from my wedding plans






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