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#1 AnnaC

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    Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:23 PM

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to plan a destination wedding for September 09 and deciding between Jamaica, Mayan Riviera or the Dominican
    Dominican Republic would probably be cheapest for our guests but the legal requirements look a little daunting..i.e. getting the documents translated.

    It seems like Mexico also requires a blood test?

    Jamaica looks the most straight forward so far...but will probably be the most expensive.

    Any advice from people planning weddings in these countries? Have your experiences been smooth? Do the wedding coordinators usually take care of everything.

    #2 Bianca

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      Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:43 PM

      Getting legally married in your hometown is pretty popular. A lot of brides just do a symbolic ceremony at there destination.
      19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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      #3 ErinB

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        Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:45 PM

        Jamaica was the easiest that I looked into, a big reason we chose to get married there.

        The fee is $200.

        Like Bianca said, you can always get married at home and do a symbolic or renewal ceremony at your destination.

        #4 Sloan

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          Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:07 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by ErinB
          Jamaica was the easiest that I looked into, a big reason we chose to get married there.
          Ditto! We chose Jamaica over Mexico, DR or Cuba because you dont have to have bloodwork, chest xrays, or translate your docs to Spanish and then back into English. Too much work for this lazy bride...

          #5 shellb

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            Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:09 PM

            Jamaica would have been our first choice as well if we didn't have guests budgets to contend with. It is so easy to get married there compared to other places.

            #6 ErinB

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              Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:34 AM

              When I was looking into packages, Mexico would have been cheapest, then Jamaica, then DR. You never really know until you see the numbers!

              Good luck!

              #7 AnnaC

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                Posted 07 November 2008 - 11:27 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Bianca
                Getting legally married in your hometown is pretty popular. A lot of brides just do a symbolic ceremony at there destination.
                Which day do you look at as your anniversary?

                #8 adias.angel

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                  Posted 07 November 2008 - 11:30 AM

                  We are going to sign the legal paperwork at home, no ceremony, and have the ceremony in Mexico. Plus we save like $450. No one but us will know that the one in Mexico is only symbolic, so we will celebrate our anniversary on our ceremony day.

                  #9 kaiko

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                    Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:03 PM

                    When we first got the idea of a DW wedding, we thought it would only be us and one other couple so we chose Jamaica due to the simplicity and cost of the paperwork, etc.

                    Now, more people want to join us, and they have 3 years notice to save :-)

                    #10 YoursTruly

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                      Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

                      JA seems to be the most straightforward and easiest. The WC handles everything.




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