Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:03 PM
I did a legal ceremony. English is a second language and yes they have an accent and trouble pronouncing some things if it does not originate from their original script. I'm was just impressed and humbled that they offered it - esp considering that we are the visitors in a place where the national language is Spanish! When you do a legal ceremony they go by a specific script - I added stuff before and after the "official script" and had family members preform the "hand ceremony" and "sand ceremony". I loved everything! But I was also open to having the legal part preformed in Spanish if necessary - I guess it depends on how flexible you are.
Originally Posted by Mwise17
Hello Melissa (I am a Melissa marrying a Chris in October of this year)
Hello All Past and Future Brides!
I am having a very difficult time deciding between a Legal and Symbolic wedding because I am concerned about the Judge or Minister not being able to speak very good English. I have seen a lot of wedding videos (some at Azul) where the judge/minister speaks very bad English and you cannot understand what he/she is saying throughout the entire ceremony. We are having our ceremony videotaped professionally and it would be so much better if we could understand what is being said at the ceremony. I really want to do the legal ceremony but now I am leaning more towards the Symbolic ceremony and getting married in US before or after the wedding.
Do you know if the Ministers for the Symbolic Wedding speak better English than the Judges for the Legal Wedding?
Is anyone having a friend or family member performing the ceremony instead of hiring a Minister?
I was wondering what other brides are doing?
Looking forward to hearing from everyone and thank you!! J
Nope - not included in my free sweet wedding pkg either
Originally Posted by murmel
Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR
I'm having some memory issues, so hopefully you girls can help. Did the free wedding package ever include the brides bouquet? ($60 credit towards one at least). I could've sworn it did, but my WC now says its not, and I cant find my original package info!
I've changed my package multiple times, so anything is possible
I had to pay for my bouquet (we did the Free Sweetheart), but it was $60. It was beautiful.
Reception chairs are covered with white covers and white bows (included in the sweet wedding pkg for free). If you want the chairs covered for the reception and "your bows added" - make sure you tell them. I had silver bows that I brought transferred from the ceremony to the reception thinking that they would just add them to the covered chairs and substitute my bows for the white ones - but they didn't. The chairs at my ceremony were uncovered with the bows I brought. I didn't really care - but if its important to you - let them know.
Originally Posted by Less is more
I am doing the satin sashes for the reception. I was told that the chairs are covered at the privite reception so thats why the satin sounded perfect. I am doing the yellow organza sashes at wedding ceremony to coordinate with the yellow sheers. I think you will be okay Jaime. I orginally wanted the satin at the ceremony but i found it difficult to match the tiffany blue sashes with the sheers ( to many shades of blues would through me off). SO I took the safe way out lol! I do believe another bride did the satin and they looked beautiful. Just make sure they tie the knots tight so they don't slip! $5/chair cover was away to steep of me. Plus my mom would ruin it for me if they had any wrinkles......don't ask. Growing up we ironed our bed sheets....why?.......She always said it would make us sleep better. LOL
Originally Posted by JaimeCF2BR
Have any of you seen the uncoverd chairs with satin bows? I have my heart set on satin bows with covered chairs, but just found out its $5/chair just for the cover! I dont think satin will hang right on their uncovered chair, but I am hoping someone has a picture and can prove me wrong!
Less is more...I know you are doing satin bows for the reception...are you doing with or without covers?