Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:43 PM
How much cheaper would a symbolic ceremony be? Do all resorts offer it? I emailed my WC, but no reply yet...
Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:26 PM
Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:54 PM
| Originally Posted by Steffi234 |
Has anyone done the symbolic ceremony and not told their guests that they were already married??
Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:21 PM
| Originally Posted by shellb |
I advise you if you are going this route to no tell anyone, we considered and told our families they were very upset and requested we go the civil route with a judge which means about an extra $1000 to the wedding cost (translations $360 US + judge $620US).
Yikes. We didn't tell anyone either, but I know there has been a lot of discussion about this topic before. One bride caved and told her MOH and she told a bunch of guests (this is about a month before departure) and about 15 people cancelled because they weren't "spending good money for a lie".
So I would be very careful. We never told anyone, and noone was the wiser. When we went to city hall, we just said we were doing some preliminary paperwork. That was it. Not a total lie, but we felt better down there.
Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:27 PM
I probably won't be telling those sensitive guests, that need the real thing only
Does the resort require the Marriage Certificate from Canada to do the symbolic wedding? Or would the Record of Solemnization of Marriage be enough? Because to get the actual certificate we'd need to wait for registration first and then to apply for the certificate, which takes up to a few of months (at least in Canada, Ontario).
From what I read on the forum many couples go to the city hall the day before departure to DW and do the symbolic ceremony there...
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:05 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:23 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:38 PM
Good luck with your wedding!
Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:16 PM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:10 PM
Everyone that is attending knows that we are doing this.. we were very honest. We told everyone that we are just signing legal papers in the US. We explained what a troublesome process it was and assured everyone that we were just signing papers in the US. Our REAL wedding in our minds with be in DR; where we will exchange rings, vows and commit ourselves to eachother. Noone has given us a hard time about it or questioned it at all.
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