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#1 TTla

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    Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:19 AM

    For those of you who legally married in the states before or after your wedding, who did you have marry you? I'm looking for a good officiant, but having little luck with research. Any recommendations or warnings? Thanks!

    #2 Bianca

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      Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:53 AM

      All the resorts have someone to perform the ceremonies, but besides that, there really arent many options. The only name I have seen around (and this has been asked many times before) is Petra Maurus.
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      #3 becks

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      Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:58 PM

      We were married by a minister - Jorge Pinto. Our hotel arranged it, but he was fantastic!

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      #4 ikupoo

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        Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:02 PM

        My mom is religious and she 's been the foundation of my faith, so I'm going to have her perform our ceremony. I think it's more meaningful than a stranger.

        #5 TTla

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          Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:35 PM

          I was thinking of using my mom as well, for the same reasons. I just didn't know if we could all keep it together and not sniffle and sob through the whole thing. I'd love to find someone else who I trusted, but maybe my expectations are too high?

          #6 aeroo

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            Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:45 AM

            I had one of my close friends to do it. I wasn't keen on the idea at first, but thought about it a lot and changed my mind. It felt so special to have someone close marry us instead of a stranger. If you're worried your mom would cry, just give her your script well ahead of time so she can practice. Because I wrote our ceremony script and had read it a million times, I actually did not cry that much (I thought I would be bawling).

            #7 DallasAshli

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              Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

              My grandfather is performing our ceremony. I agree with the other posts - its special to have someone you know and love do it. If for some reason he can't, we have a back-up - the guy who introduced us. Either way, it will be great!

              #8 Kathie

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                Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:56 PM

                You ladies are speaking of the Destination Wedding right? Who's doing your legal wedding? Here in Massachusetts they have a thing where someone can get a one day Certificate of Solemnization to perform a legal marriage. We're having my FI's brother perform ours.

                #9 aeroo

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                  Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:31 AM

                  We had a marriage commissioner do our legal ceremony. We just had to say 2 lines and sign a few documents. Lasted less than 5 minutes.




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