I am booked for November 26 if they can get the judge. If the judge cannot make it for your time slot then you will have a symbolic ceremony, and when the judge arrives you will just sign the papers with him. I am getting married locally just before we leave, and will just have a symbolic ceremony in the DR,(we won't be telling any of our guests though). I found out I will be saving close to $1000 by doing this as judge services went up to $500 I believe, and for me to translate my documents will cost me another $550. I was nervous about the judge too that's why I opted to just have a symbolic ceremony. Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by Susanita
I've recieved so much information from this site...I love it. I do have to ask about the paperwork that is necessary. I have a discrepancy (birth certificate doesn't match passport or license, BC says Susie but passport and license say Susan...long story) and because I was born in the tri-city area in NY it says I need another document from the Dept. of Health. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble with their paperwork? I am booked for an Oct. 17, 2001 wedding as long as they can get the judge which makes me nervous. Also wondering if it would be easier to just get married here by the justice of the peace before we leave on the 12th and then have a symbolic wedding there. This whole judge thing is making me nervous because I'm still waiting for confirmation that he is available. My WC is Carolina.