We are getting married stateside and doing a vow renewal in Jamaica. It just makes more sense for us. The process will be easier, with less foreign paperwork and hassles to do with. Plus we know that are marriage will be recognized immediately. Versus getting married in Jamaica (or elsewhere outside the country) you may have to wait several months to receive your paper work and then you have to wait for it to be accepted by your state. I think people will understand if it's a vow renewal. We view the Jamaica wedding as the "real" wedding. The stateside marriage just covers the legalities. You need to figure out what will work best for your needs/desires.
Originally Posted by JamaicaSukie
Yeah I gotta say I'm a little nervous about it too now that fiance put negative thoughts in my head. We are playing with the idea of getting married stateside and then just doing the renewal in Jamaica but that just doesn't sit well with me. I'm uncomfortable asking people to send X amount of dollars to come and watch us basically renew our vows. Any advice anyone can give would be helpful.