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#11 JUSTUSTWO

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    Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:28 PM

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    Originally Posted by Soon2beWed09
    Can we get married in the states first?
    You can definitely get married at home first & then have your actual ceremony in Jamaica. Plenty of BDW brides have done that.
    As a matter of fact, it may wind up costing you less in JA because since you're already married, I guess you'd be "renewing your vows".
    Definitely take a look at their site & see how the fees differ.

    This is what was on Riu's site:
    http://www.weddingsbyriu.com/index.php

    What documents are required to get legally married?
    Jamaica:

    Notarized copies of Birth Certificate
    Notarized copies of Passports or driver’s license
    Notarized copies of divorce papers (if applicable)
    Notarized copies of death certificate (if applicable)
    Notorized Documents stating name changes (if applicable)
    Notarized, written parental consents (if under 21 years of age)


    Renewal of vows in Jamaica:These ceremonies are a blessing. However, in Jamaica, you need to send us a photocopy of the Marriage Certificate.

    *All documents have to be notarized and presented in English 30 days prior to the ceremony

    What are the differences between Civil, Religious and Renewal of Vows?
    Jamaica: Civil and Religious ceremonies are performed by a Minister. Both are legally recognized. If the ceremony is Civil the Minister will not mention God. Renewal of vows are also performed by a Minister but they do not have legal bearing.
    *Please notice that in Jamaica we do not perform Catholic ceremonies.

    Also, this is what it states in regards to your JA wedding being legal in the US:
    Are the Civil weddings performed at RIU Hotels & Resorts legal in my country?
    I would like to inform you that the Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding will be performed.

    As each country has specific requirements, we would recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your own country.

    NOTE: Europeans citizens getting legally married in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica will need to get an Apostille. Riu hotel is not responsable of this legal procedure. However, in case that you require the on-site wedding coordinator´s assistence, you will need to to cover the fees of the paperwork and delivery.

    #12 ErinB

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      Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:27 PM

      The only disadvantage to the vow-renewal is that sometimes you don't get as big of a package and there may still be a fee.

      When I got married it was $200 for the wedding fees (minister, license, etc) and $150 for the renewal. With the renewal package we would have had to pay for the cocktail hour (I think) and we wouldn't get the spa credit. SO, be sure you check with your resort first.

      Without your SS card, you can still go ahead and change your name on bills, CCs, etc. It's just your driver's license and governmental things that don't accept the temporary certificate.

      #13 divadivine25

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        Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:45 AM

        Really good post!
        Has anyone done the later and got married stateside? We are still considering that option.

        #14 inunez

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          Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:55 PM

          hi ladies,
          would your marriage certificate from Jamaica be legal in New York/United States? i'm wondering if i'm going to have to get a marraige certifcate at home before we leave to Jamaica.

          #15 JUSTUSTWO

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            Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:00 PM

            Yes, your wedding in Jamaica is legal in the US/NY. You don't have to get married beforehand in the US if you don't want to.

            Check out this recent thread:

            http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t34975

            You have no worries! LOL

            #16 inunez

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              Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

              thanks that really helped!

              #17 mellibean

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                Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO
                Yes, your wedding in Jamaica is legal in the US/NY. You don't have to get married beforehand in the US if you don't want to.

                Check out this recent thread:

                http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t34975

                You have no worries! LOL
                im not planning on changing my last name. do i have to do anything when i get back to new york from jamaica?

                #18 JUSTUSTWO

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                  Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by mellibean
                  im not planning on changing my last name. do i have to do anything when i get back to new york from jamaica?
                  Thats a good question. As far as I know, I wouldn't think so. Since your name isn't changing I guess you wouldn't need to change any of your identification. You may want to check with an official NYC agency.

                  I found this online:
                  http://www.myfamilyl....ging-Your-Name

                  This site has the #'s for NY County Clerk's offices. Maybe you should try calling one of them & asking about not changing your name:
                  http://www.weddingve....ates/new-york/

                  #19 Racine.Ryan

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                    Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:08 PM

                    I didn't have to get a seperate certificate in Texas.

                    #20 YoursTruly

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                      Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:18 PM

                      no wedding requirements for jamaica are legal in the US. confirm with your Wedding coordinator what documents are required




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