Renewal of Vows vs. Legal Ceremony...help!
Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:25 PM
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 05:52 PM
We are considering the at home marriage "taking care of paperwork" and actually his dad will be there because he is not well to travel. So he gets to see us get married too!
I have no problems with this, as we have said to our friends/family that are going that it's a wedding holiday.. just one day out of the 7 is for us, and it's a trip away for them just as much as to see us married.
I'm really trying to not make this such a big deal. But every little thing I see on here, I want, and it's so easy to get carried away with ooot bags, monograms, gifts for attendants, gifts for guests..... and and and and... The simpler the better I say (and cheaper!)
Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:34 PM
|We won't be signing anything...which would again, look fishy|
Not sure that actually helped at all...just thought I'd throw it out there! :-)
Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:37 PM
| Originally Posted by A10CALGAL |
Here's what we're doing:
Getting married legally in the US one week prior to our Cabo wedding.
Having a symbolic ceremony for our real wedding using our own oficiant - my FI's brother in law. He is writing his portion of the ceremony & we are writing our vows.
We chose to do this because we wanted our ceremony to be special in a way that having it done "legally" was not going to allow for us...i.e. it would have to be in spanish, and apparently cannot deviate from their "official" ceremony.
I have only told my mom about this...I think I may have told my MOH too.
But, for any of you who have already done the Symbolic Ceremony ... although my wedding is in the DR ... any feedback will be helpful to these questions of exactly what to expect with the Symbolic Ceremony?
I'm wondering if it will still appear "real" for all intents and purposes?
Is there a standard "vow renewal/symbolic" script or are we expected to take care of that ourselves?
Who will preside usually? Our WC or a minister?
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:19 PM
| Originally Posted by KarenON |
Tami, we are doing the same thing at the resort next door to yours, the Melia Caribe. We were told by the WC that one of the staff of the hotel will preside over the ceremony, there will be a paper to sign (not sure what), so that part will look "real". We don't have to provide our own vows, they take care of that, although we are having a sand ceremony. Were were also worried that the symbolic ceremony would not look real; the WC assured us that it would.
PPC provides us with a non-denominational minister who will perform the Symbolic Ceremony, withour WC translating (unless one of our guests speaks Spanish and can translate instead) ... and my Uncle is going to read our Hand Ceremony.
We are not given anything to sign, but I'm designing a "Marriage Certificate" that our Best Man and MOH will sign as our witnesses, along with our signatures - more of something Symbolic for us as opposed to anything else.
And we are not telling anyone -- an acquaintance of mine is a Notary and she will take care of the legal stuff back here at home before we leave.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:37 PM
For us, it was a coincident. Paul is catholic and his parents are moving back to China early next year, before our DW. So we're going to have a catholic ceremony here in the states in Dec. However, to me the April ceremony is the REAL one and I want everyone else to see that ceremony as our wedding. So for those who have gone through this already, other than the paperwork and officiant, the rest of vow renewal ceremony is exactly the same as a wedding ceremony? i.e. vow exchange, sand ceremony, etc, etc...
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