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#1 amyh

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    Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:26 AM

    I have a question for brides who are doing this.

    What are the costs associated with this?

    I know that there is a donation fee, but how much is your WC charging you for this?

    Is anyone organizing this on their own?

    My WC is charging almost $2500! (includes legal ceremony with all the prep. associated with it, guidence in collecting documentation for church, Preist, decor, fans for guests, donation, and "transportation for all wedding equipment to and from venue")

    I've emailed her to cut out the legal ceremony b/c we do not need that and to ask what the customary donation is. I forgot to ask what she means by the last service.

    This seems like a lot of money to me, but I wanted to compare to how much others are paying.

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      Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:45 AM

      Honestly I'm not sure, but that seems a little high to me. I am doing a Catholic ceremony a few days before I head down to P.V. just because it just seemed easier.

      But it will be cool to have your legal marriage in Mexico. You may want to check around online for other WC's just to see what they quote you. Good luck :)

      #3 anaderoux

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        Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:46 PM

        Amy you have family in Guadalajara right? why don't you make them call a church and ask about the fees?
        I think in cancun we're paying around 200 dlls for the church.. (If we get married in the church)..

        #4 amyh

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          Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:02 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by anacgarcia
          Amy you have family in Guadalajara right? why don't you make them call a church and ask about the fees?
          I think in cancun we're paying around 200 dlls for the church.. (If we get married in the church)..

          I was thinking of having my aunt call for me. I remember reading somewhere that the donation is only $50. But I think what she quoted me is rather high, even if she is including decor.

          Thanks girls.

          #5 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:05 PM

            I honestly have no idea. Maybe ask Edyta or Tammy M how much they are donating since they are getting married in Churches (even though it is in Cabo, it will at least give you an idea). This is why I am going to get married in a church in NY before I leave. It will make it easier, even though I know here it is about $800 total (no decor) and we have to do precanor.

            -Glenda

            #6 anaderoux

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              Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:25 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by amyhmartin
              I was thinking of having my aunt call for me. I remember reading somewhere that the donation is only $50. But I think what she quoted me is rather high, even if she is including decor.

              Thanks girls.
              amy if you have the name of the church I can call for you and ask the price.. and sometimes the churches have contacts for cheap florists, the church my FI reserved in cancun had a contact..

              #7 amyh

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                Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:32 PM

                Thanks Anny,

                I'll check when I get home. I don't even know which church to have the wedding at. I've only seen pictures of 2 (the main one and one that is by a park??) I can't find pics of any other church in PV but I do have a list of addresses and phone numbers.

                #8 anaderoux

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                  Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:36 PM

                  I'll probably be there in april,.. maybe I can check something out for you

                  #9 amyh

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                    Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:23 PM

                    Thanks Anny! Pictures always help. I am trying to find the closest church to Dreams. I'm afraid of having the ceremony at the main church because its a major tourist attraction but I would love having pics in front of the church. so I am still considering it.

                    Here is a list of all the Catholic Churches in PV (just incase a future bride is in need of it):

                    Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Parroquia de Guadalupe)
                    Hidalgo # 370. Tel: 222 1326
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                    Sacred Cross Parish (Parroquia de la Santa Cruz)
                    L¡zaro C¡rdenas # 395 at Aguacate. Tel: 222 0989

                    Our Lady of the Refuge Parish (Parroquia de Nuestra Se±ora del Refugio) Corner of Perº and Argentina. Tel: 222 4980

                    San Rafael Parish (Parroquia San Rafael) Calle Jamaica
                    Tel: 222 2440

                    Sacred Herat of Jesus Church (Templo Sagrado Coraz³n de Jesºs)
                    Calle: Plaza Paritzica # 17 Col. Aramara Tel: 224 0329

                    Virgen of Talpa Church (Iglesia de la Virgen de Talpa) Plaza Central Sur # 167 Tel: 224 1323


                    These are pics of 2 churches but I'm not sure what there names are:
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                    #10 Nrvsbride

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                      Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:13 AM

                      I don't mean to highjack your thread Amy but I have a sort of related question. Did anyone get married in church at home and then have their wedding in Mexico? I am meeting with my priest next week but I am scared about telling him about my wedding in Mexico. I feel like he will frown upon this and make my life a living nightmare all through precanor.

                      -Glenda




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