I really wish I knew the rules for the US. I know in Canada, you need to 1) have the level marriage certificate translated to English- the resort should do this free of charge. 2) take it to town hall and have them register it. If not you are just legally married in Mexico, not at home. I would guess it would be similar in the States, but not sure. Call your town hall and ask what they need. As for the glass vases, there is also a Walmart in Cancun as an option. Worst case, once you get to the resort depending on how many vases you need, the local WC might be able to help. I know a lot of brides leave their gear (me included). You might be able to work out a deal.
Thanks so much murmel! Yes, I do want to go down to the market in Cancun and buy vases, but I'm nervous b/c what if they don't have the type I'm looking for. I planned on using real touch stems submerged in glass square vases [various shapes/sizes] with floating candles. Do you think I'd definitely have a variety to choose from down there? If I purchase flowers off the resort, do you think they'll have an issue with me using them? But actually if i picked them up that means going off the resort the morning of my wedding, never mind LOL Also, do you happen to know anything about the legal ceremony in Mexico, and if it's legal in the US? I see you're in Canada, so not sure if you'd know, but I'm at a loss here. Everyone i talk to seems to give me a different answer. If it won't be recognized in NY, I would rather just do a symbolic ceremony. I heard somewhere all we have to do is get the Mexican wedding license registered at our city hall and it's legal in US, but not sure if this is true & it's really the only step I'd have to do. I appreciate the help, if you can =) Thanks!!!
Our candles were lit, then re lit. But it was so windy it kept blowing out. I would suggest the battery ones.
GinaP - During you meeting with your wedding coordinator, make sure you tell them to light the candles on the table. They should do this automatically but in case they do not make sure you tell them. Also, I would suggest designating a person (a close family/friend but a non-wedding party memnbert) to make sure they are lit. Ask an aunt or uncle or cousin or parent. Just ask them to check the candles on the table when they sit down for the reception. If they are not lit, ask them to tell one of the staff members. Honestly, I should have been better at delegating tasks. Now that you know ahead of time, you will learn from my mistakes.
Thanks Elaine! I plan on doing the same thing for center pieces. Just some candles on the table! I don't want to spend the money on center pieces! Thanks for the advice=) can't wait to see your pics!