Renewal of Vows vs. Legal Ceremony...help!
Posted 30 September 2007 - 06:56 PM
I am not going to tell anyone, except for my mom...since I already asked her for advice.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:49 PM
But, do whatever you are most comfortable with and what is easiest/most affordable, etc.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:55 PM
One word of advice, if you plan to do your legal ceremony the day before you leave, just be sure to find out what the requirements in your state are. I know we had to apply for our marriage license and then wait 3 days I think.
We haven't intentionally told anyone, well I should say, I haven't. FI was telling his friends before it even happened, big mouth. I didn't want to tell anyone because October 19th is our wedding day, I couldn't even tell you the exact day we did the paperwork, I know it was in July. But we have explained to some people why we did it this way and they understand how much of a PITA it is.
I still don't really feel married, I say stupid things all the time like, when we get married, and FI corrects me, "we're already married"
The ceremony from what I can tell is still basically the same, just not legal in mexico.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:04 PM
Just make sure you schedule to have your marriage done because one day is really pushing it (especially if something should arise with whoever you made the apopintment with). I would do it about a week before. That gives you extra time should something come up AND you will ahve time to get it notarized/stamped.
Also, most resorts offer a "renewal of vows' package which is less expensive than a regular 'wedding package' and includes everything the same minus the judge and paperwork Look into it!
Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:08 PM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 03:31 AM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:37 AM
Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:50 AM
We are doing just that. Legal/civil ceremony here and the symbolic/religious blessing in Punat Cana. It eliminates a LOt of paperwork and translations and legal fees (not to mention, the resort even has a separate "renewal of vows' package which is cheaper than the 'wedding package).
I am criminally good at keeping secrets so it will not be an issue for us.
I think this is a great idea if you want to do it. I get married July 5th in Punta Cana! Close to your date! Hooray for us Punta Cana brides! Not sure if you've ever been there but it is LOVELY!!!!!!!!
Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:20 AM
We are having the big "Wedding" at home with about 175 guests, about 165 of them will NOT be privvy to the info that we are actually not getting married until a week later in Hawaii. We don't feel bad about hiding this info, for one because its OUR business how we do it, and for another because when we talk about the at-home ceremony we call it "The Wedding", which it is, and there is no need for anyone to know it's not an actual legal "marriage".
We also have so many people that either could not afford to, or are too elderly, or for whatever reasons couldn't make it on a big trip out of town. So we like the idea of being able to include them and have people like my 88 year old Grama be able to see me get married. It's really the act that counts, and the legality of it is just that, the legal matter.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:40 PM
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