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I know this post is a few months old, but I was reading and the part about ceremony being legal vs no legas...has caught my attention.

 

Please help me understand as I have just reached out to Pastor Rick about my Dec 2009 wedding at the JellyFish Resturant.

 

huh.gif Wedding in Punta Cana are not legal in the US??

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I know this post is a few months old, but I was reading and the part about ceremony being legal vs no legas...has caught my attention.

Please help me understand as I have just reached out to Pastor Rick about my Dec 2009 wedding at the JellyFish Resturant.

huh.gif Wedding in Punta Cana are not legal in the US??
They can be legal if you opt for the legal ceremony at your resort or venue. However, you'll have to provide documentation (and it'll have to be translated into spanish) and in some places like Mexico you also have to have a blood test, etc. Then, when you get your marriage cert, you'll have to have it translated back into English because it'll be in Spanish. Then you can submit it to whoever handles that in your area, and then the US will see you as legally married.

Pastor York does not do legal ceremonies, only symbolic.

Most people seem to be opting for getting legally married before the ceremony and then just doing the wedding at their destination. From what I've heard, your guests are none the wiser because the ceremony is almost exactly the same.

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we are having a legal catholic ceremony in a church ..pain in the rear. it will be in spanish but the reading and exchanging of vows will be in english (should be pretty funny since neither of us speak spanish nor do any of guests). Before we decided to have the catholic ceremony in DR we were going to be married in our church a few days before we left and just a symblic ceremony in DR. Its a tough decesion..one had we wanted to share the moment with everyone as it happend and on the other hand we wanted it to be in english - somehow we opted to go with the church ceremony in spanish with the most important part in english :) good luck!!!!

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