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Witnesses Also Need to Be in Mexico 3 Days Prior?

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Hello, fellow brides

 

My wedding is booked with Riu Palace Riviera Maya. I know that the bride and groom need to be in Mexico three days prior.

 

Question: Do our witnesses also need to be there three days prior too?

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I would recommend asking the wedding coordinator at the hotel. We had to have 4 witnessess, all have to be in Mexico for the same length of time (3 days for our resort). However, I do know that different resorts have different rules.

 

We only had 2 witnesses from our group that could make the trip in that timeframe. Then we "bought" the other 2 witnesses from the resort. They were $20 a piece, cash.

 

It was funny in the end though. The two witnesses were (1) the wedding coordinator and (2) the staff member that repeated the ceremony in English. :)

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I would recommend asking the wedding coordinator at the hotel. We had to have 4 witnessess, all have to be in Mexico for the same length of time (3 days for our resort). However, I do know that different resorts have different rules.

We only had 2 witnesses from our group that could make the trip in that timeframe. Then we "bought" the other 2 witnesses from the resort. They were $20 a piece, cash.

It was funny in the end though. The two witnesses were (1) the wedding coordinator and (2) the staff member that repeated the ceremony in English. :)

I'm not understanding why they need to be there three days PRIOR to the wedding--it's not like they have to get their blood test done or anything.

I'll check with the coordinator--hopefully, this is not the case. Otherwise, it looks like we'll have to have 4 'bought' witnesses from the resort. :-(

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I am getting married at the Riu Palace Mexico on April 23. They are providing our witnesses but have made no mention of having to "buy" them.

 

What have they told you about documents? They told us all we need is birth certs and passports. They said they don't need apostille or to be translated. Is that consistent with what they told you? They have assured me twice that that is all we need and that rules are different in Cancun than in Playa.

 

Also, have you talked to them about having a translator for your ceremony? Just wondering how that works.

 

When is your wedding?

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I'm not understanding why they need to be there three days PRIOR to the wedding--it's not like they have to get their blood test done or anything.

I'll check with the coordinator--hopefully, this is not the case. Otherwise, it looks like we'll have to have 4 'bought' witnesses from the resort. :-(
They needed the witnesses there to sign all the paperwork that has to be sent to city hall before the wedding, just FYI :)

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Another option is to use people at the resort who may have already been married while they were there.

 

I have heard of some long lasting friendships created this way. Not somoething to count on, but it could be special if it happened.

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