Originally Posted by samcalv1
I also asked whether we needed to bring anything else and she said no all she needed were our scanned passports......
Have you made any choices yet regarding which a la carte restaurant???? Hopefully I am going so sort everything out over the weekend and send all my choices to Mara.... I am thinking of La Vaqueria ..... ...
All we needed was our passports and if you're having a legal (Civil) ceremony your witnesses will have to provide their passports, travellers visas as well. We needed to bring our passports, travellers visa, $320US for the Apostillate Certificate $50US for the Judge's Transportation Fee to the meeting with Pamela at the resort.
Here's a bit of the email that Sabrina from Beauty Weddings sent me...
Hello Leanne Raible & Severine Erickson, please receive kind greetings.
My name is Sabrina Lopez, and I'm the person who will take care about the legal proceed of your civil wedding at Princess Hotel.
Requirements: please read carefully. You only have to follow these easy steps!
1- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to be at the hotel with 4 working days in advance, weekends are not taken as labor days for City Hall. In case you don't have the 4 witnesses, the hotel can provide them for an extra cost of US 10/each. This cost must to be paid in cash the day of our meeting at the hotel.
2- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to bring copy & original passports, at our meeting.
3- Couple and the 4 witnesses, need to present the tourist cards you will receive at the airport, at our meeting. You must fill out this form with exactly the same name as in your passport.
4- The service include: legal assistance via email, legal documentation at the hotel, blood test, Apostillate Certificate (legalization of marriage certificate), and sending the Apostillate certificate to your home by private courier.
The legalization of the marriage certificate "Apostillate" allows you to have a legal marriage in your country and this proceed will take about 3 months.
The Apostillate Certificate proceed will take about 3 months. The Apostillate Certificate IT IS NOT A TRANSLATION of your marriage certificate. It is a legalization that the Central City Hall adds on your marriage certificate that allows you to having a legal marriage in your country.
COST__US 320 DOLLARS This amount has to be paid in cash at the moment of our meeting at the hotel.
5- Before the wedding, you will need to cover the expenses of the gasoline of the judge and the cost of US 50 DOLLARS IN CASH.
Please fill out this form completely and send me back in the same format I'm sending you,
Also it is necessary you send by email the scanned copy of passports (of you both and the witnesses) to check the correct information at the personal file.
The 'form' she's talking about asked for was:
INFORMATION OF GROOM, INFORMATION OF BRIDE, GROOM`S PARENT INFORMATION, BRIDE`S PARENT INFORMATION, WITNESSES INFORMATION (basically just full names, addresses, occupation, age, etc)
As for the dinner, I'd have to say that La Vaqueria was probably my least favourite of all the Al a Cartes... It was good, but not great. Not sure if this is an issue for you, but there's not much choice for anyone who's not a big 'meat-eater'. Also their desserts where not all that good. We had our reception at Mamma Mia (Italian), everyone raved about how amazing the food was and you get a private area just off the main area of the restaurant... also our service was very good. I would also recommend La Haceinda (Mexican)... this was probably the best meal we had the entire trip!!
Also, if you're still undecided about your cake at all I highly recommend the Tropical Fruit... it was the BEST WEDDING CAKE I've ever had. So moist, light and refreshing... especially after eating a hugh meal! They also did a beautiful job decorating it... I brought down my own cake topper & ribbon to coordinate with our colours. I've included some pics for you too!
Please let me know if I can help with anything... I know how hard it is to try and plan all this stuff from a different country!