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Our real wedding in Cabo is only technically a symbolic ceremony. So I am wondering about the legal day. Do we just go to some office building and sign something? Is it like how Carrie and Big get married in Sex and the City? Do we say vows? Should we have guests? Should i wear white? Im in DFW so any specific info (or general) would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Its what you want to make of it. We just had our immediate family. None of the other guest new. In MO. I had to call the court house to schedule a time. We went in with the judge and he read the vows. We signed papers and were done. Not sure about your state. You might want to call your local county court system and ask. We had to apply for the license a head of time.

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Hello Leanne,

 

Your question is very common and just as Kelly mentioned, you would make it as you want. In Cabo and anywhere else, the symbolic ceremony is the one that stands for memories, pictures, party and even for anniversary date in some cases. The legal ceremony however is a bit cold, but it is the one that makes your marriage valid. With all the responsibilities and obligations.

 

Some states do require to bring two witnesses along, some don't and you need to get a license in advance. The legal wedding is as important as your symbolic ceremony. Some people wear their traditional wedding outfits. But ultimately it will be as you want it to be.

 

Hopefully this information was helpful. Have a very beautiful day now.

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Our real wedding in Cabo is only technically a symbolic ceremony. So I am wondering about the legal day. Do we just go to some office building and sign something? Is it like how Carrie and Big get married in Sex and the City? Do we say vows? Should we have guests? Should i wear white? Im in DFW so any specific info (or general) would be appreciated. Thank you!
Hi, if you are concerned about the legal isues inorder to marry in Los Cabos, you should check out the information I found in this website, it´s worthwhile to take a look so you can have a more informed choice about having it legal or just a symbolic ceremony,the website is Los Cabos Wedding vendors. Weddings in Los Cabos, wedding guide to Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo
Kindest Regards,
Jeannine

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I'm wondering if you have a legal ceremony can you incorporate your own vows and the sand ceremony?
I am sure you can, but it depends on who/where you are doing the ceremony. In Toronto, there are specific city-owned chapels that you rent the space and provide your own officiant -- in which case, you do coordinate your particulars with him/her. At the city hall downtown, there is a private company that they have contracted out to do the weddings, but they are short ceremonies booked every 15 minutes and you only get 5-10 minutes with the officiant before the ceremony starts (you don't get to meet him/her beforehand).

In short, you can do whatever your heart's desire for your legal day -- like I am thinking of doing mine at home as a nikkah complete with a sari and mehendi for my FI's family. Then we'll be doing our DW carribean style for my side wink.gif

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