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To those who got married legally before Cabo- BIG QUESTION

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Every state's laws are different. We did it in Virginia because they didn't require a witness, and Maryland did, I think. And DC required a syphilis test -- EW. Just research your state's laws.

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Our legal day was super casual like Becks described, we wore jeans. We didn't write vows or use rings. Afterwards we went to lunch then we went home, it was very chill.

I had 3 ceremonies in 3 different places over the span of 4 months and none of them detracted from the others, the DW where I wore the dress and wrote the vows was the big one but they are all unique.

Samanthag, you can do your legal day whenever you want, the courts have no interest in your non-legal DW wedding because it doesn't count to them anyway. I think most people here do theirs relatively close to their DW, mine was about 2 weeks before the DW. It's all up to you and your hubby-to-be :)
Thanks for answering my question! hug2.gif
My FI is like, let's do it on Monday. Ha! I think we will wait until at least Jan. Unless we do get it done early & then by the time the wedding rolls around we will have completely forgotten about it??
No biggie! I'll be ready! smile123.gif

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I think we may do this also... just keep it simple. But i was wondering, do you need a witness? I think we were gonna just head down to the courthouse too, but didn't know if we had to bring someone?
we needed two witnesses in NC. Mike had to go witness for the couple that went before us because they only had 1.

it was great b/c 2 of my friends who couldn't make it to the wedding got to go to legal day. we had a great time.

you live in vegas? it shouldn't be hard to get legally married then. you could do a drive through wedding.

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we needed two witnesses in NC. Mike had to go witness for the couple that went before us because they only had 1.

it was great b/c 2 of my friends who couldn't make it to the wedding got to go to legal day. we had a great time.

you live in vegas? it shouldn't be hard to get legally married then. you could do a drive through wedding.
That's right Morgan... I forgot about the ol' drive thru!! LOL!

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We plan on doing the legal ceremony at home and then having a symbolic cermony in Mexico. Two of our best friends who can't make it to Mexico are going to be our witnesses and promise to keep it a secret!

I am just wondering if our Mexico guests will know if it is only a symbolic ceremony? Is the symbolic as good as the real deal?

We are getting married at the Sante Fe.

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So for those ladies that got legally married in the U.S., how many days did you arrive before your guests? Since you didn't have to be there to meet the requirements for Mexico (I hope that made sense).

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I agree about feeling weird about a legal day becuase I want the symbolic ceremony to feel very romantic. Unfortunately for me, I think some guests will have to come to our legal day because they cannot make the trip to Cabo. I hope thr legal day is super short so it does not feel liek a symbolic ceremony.

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Thanks for everyones thoughts! It was actually really helpful. I finally made the decision to do the legal stuff her in NY before we go to Cabo. It does seem a lot easier.

 

Thanks again everyone!

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Thanks for everyones thoughts! It was actually really helpful. I finally made the decision to do the legal stuff her in NY before we go to Cabo. It does seem a lot easier.

Thanks again everyone!
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thank you for your original question because i am feeling the SAME way! i definitely don't want the legal day to be remembered as my wedding day...i'm flying to cabo for that! haha

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This info is so helpful! We would like to do the legal day in NJ before and do the symbolic ceremony in Mexico, but... does it make a difference for your passport or traveling, airline tickets, customs, etc.... (If this is a stupid question please forgive me. But I didn't know if doing it beforehand would have any effect on this, or my credit card/passport/yada yada whatnot)

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