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#1 jggm

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    Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:14 PM

    Hi,
    I am pretty sure that we are going to get married here first and do a non legal ceremony in Mexico. Does anyone know if they still require you to be there a certain amount of time before the wedding? Also if anyone did do just a symbolic ceremony what did the minister do and did you add anything to the ceremony, like readings or a sand ceremony? Thanks for everyones help.

    #2 DreaW

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      Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jggm
      Hi,
      I am pretty sure that we are going to get married here first and do a non legal ceremony in Mexico. Does anyone know if they still require you to be there a certain amount of time before the wedding? Also if anyone did do just a symbolic ceremony what did the minister do and did you add anything to the ceremony, like readings or a sand ceremony? Thanks for everyones help.
      Hi,
      please look for this topic under the Search section first.....Thank you
      Also you do not need to be at location for any length of time.

      #3 violethaze2b

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        Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

        Hi JGGM,
        We did that exact same thing. Got married at the city court the week before our wedding in Mexico so that we didn't have to worry about legalities. No residency period, no blood tests, no paperwork :) Cheaper wedding. For the $50 we spent on the license and ceremony at home we saved at least a $300 on the Mexico part. I wanted to incorporate a Sand Ceremony but my wedding coordinator was a tool so I just did that myself at the reception.
        Good luck.

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jggm
        Hi,
        I am pretty sure that we are going to get married here first and do a non legal ceremony in Mexico. Does anyone know if they still require you to be there a certain amount of time before the wedding? Also if anyone did do just a symbolic ceremony what did the minister do and did you add anything to the ceremony, like readings or a sand ceremony? Thanks for everyones help.

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        #4 KatyKo

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          Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:18 AM

          I plan to get the legal part in NC and then just have a symbolic ceremony once we get to DR. We are still going a few days prior, but just because we want to get everything set before our guests arrive, and they are all coming 2 days prior to the wedding.

          #5 Destination Scout

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            Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:47 AM

            We had a mayan ceremony and then made our friend a legal officiant. He signed our certificate that we sent in to the state for legality.
            I had considered getting married legally in Mexico but someone mentioned that if you got married in Mexico, they can divorce you in Mexico as well. I didn't do the research to follow up on that, but it scared me enough to not play with it.

            #6 MexicoBeachBride2010

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              Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:48 PM

              My TA told me that for non legal the requirement is 2 days, whereas a legal ceremony is 4 days. That does not include Saturdays,Sundays, or holidays I think. Hope this helps!

              #7 Yazmin De La Mora

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                Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:57 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jggm
                Hi,
                I am pretty sure that we are going to get married here first and do a non legal ceremony in Mexico. Does anyone know if they still require you to be there a certain amount of time before the wedding? Also if anyone did do just a symbolic ceremony what did the minister do and did you add anything to the ceremony, like readings or a sand ceremony? Thanks for everyones help.
                Normally you do not have to be here in advance and need just your complete names. It depends on the officiant if you can exchanges your vows or add some symbolic items like sand ceremony, unity candles or others.

                I suggest to ask directly to the officiant how much time you have to do it.

                Best Regards,




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