Renewal of Vows or legal wedding?
Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:22 AM
My fiance and I are getting married here legally before our wedding because it's so much easier. Our parents and a few select wedding guests know.
Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:40 PM
1) I wanted the ceremony to be the official when we said "I do" - which we did with the Spanish speaking judge and English translation from the wedding coordinator. We wanted to have that excitement be live and real in front of friends and family.
2) It wasn't that difficult to get the paperwork in order (nor was it expensive). I guess you can technically save a few hundred dollars by getting legally married in the states because resort packages are cheaper but for a few hundred that wasn't a deal breaker for me.
I have not changed my name legally yet so perhaps I'll hit the 'problems' that people have heard of at that point in a few months when I get around to it
As for passports....remember that even when you get legally married in the states first, your name is still your maiden name. There's a nice lengthy process to convert your social security card, driver's license, passport and all of your financial info (i.e. credit cards, bank accounts, investments). So...your passport is not a concern unless you do the legal changing in advance of the destination wedding. Make sense?
Posted 05 January 2009 - 02:45 AM
I agree that I think it would mean more if it were the actual "I do's" on the beach that day... but I know the paperwork, and getting 4 people to be there early is kind-of a pain. What to do, what to do! I need to decide pretty quickly!
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:35 AM
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