| Originally Posted by butterflyjewelz |
This is where my fiance and I are confused. We would like to married once and we want to be married catholic.
So we thought we could tough out all the paperwork and the stress and just get it done. But from what I am reading - its costs alot? If anybody has the answer to that.. please help.
Or we will have to go down and get married civil then come back and get married catholic with our own church. Prefer to only do it once though...
You can get married in a Catholic ceremony in the DR. Most any resort will be able to help you with the logistics. The Catholic ceremony IS a legal ceremony. However, it will take some time to get the paperwork back. Check out WEDO .:: Taking care of your legal documentation for your Dominican weddings for all he paperwork info (from what I understand, this is one of the best palces to have your paperwork translated, etc. Also check out the forum area at Debbie's Dominican Republic Travel Pages - 1,000's of Resort Reviews, Tour, Scuba and Wedding Information ... as there is a section about DR weddings and specifically Catholic ceremonies are discussed in-depth.
We decided to do a quiet civil ceremony in the US and a Symbolic Ceremony in the DR based on the cost and amount of time for paperwork -- hoping no guests will know the difference.
We will still consider our DR wedding to be our "real" wedding, as that is when our friends and family will be with us to witness our vows.
Hope this helps!