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Non-Legal Marriages-when are you making it legal?

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#71 Lolita29

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    Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

    Originally Posted by knitgirl13
    I'm considering doing just that for the same reason (and so I could have my married name on the passport and not go through the hassle of changing it later) We're not getting married until September 2011, so we could even do the same date, this year, for our legal day.
    That's what we were going to do too but then time flew by and we just decided we'll wait a little longer lol. And that bigger tax return will help with paying for the wedding which will be nice!

    #72 lisadias

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      Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

      Originally Posted by teshy1
      We did the legal stuff in Alberta one month before our Mexico wedding. We didn't keep it a secret from the wedding guests, and they all completely understood our reasoning for doing the legal paperwork in Canada. We did say vows and do the kiss and all that at the legal ceremony, and we had as our marriage officiant a former city councillor that my hubby's parents knew, so it was kind of nice.
      The way I see it, a "symbolic" ceremony is just that -- a symbol of your love for and commitment to each other. That was our wedding day, for sure -- the day we stood up in front of our family and friends and pledged our lives to each other. If we hadn't considered it our "real" wedding, than why would we have put so much effort and thought into planning it?
      There will always be people that complain, no matter what you decide. I'm so glad we decided to do the legal paperwork in Canada. It really reduced the stress and hassle, and it in no way took away from our special day in Mexico.
      I agree with everything you said but so far we have decided to not tell the guest and keep it personal cause I don't want to be upset by any comments anyone has on the issue. Our real wedding is the mexico wedding the other stuff is just legal but not everyone sees it that way.


      Not sure if the big tax return would apply to canadians getting married in the previous year but i would do it if it did lol cause we could use all the help we can get!!!

      #73 mexicanlily

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        Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:43 PM

        I am from Mexico, and I got married 7 years ago in Canada because it was easier for paperwork for me to get into Canada. We did an official wedding in a Catholic Church this month, but we are planning a beach side wedding in Mexico so my friends from Mexico and my family from there can also participate. Image that, heeeee heeee. 3 weddings. I am definitely lucky to live a princess life.

        #74 Lolita29

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          Posted 25 July 2010 - 11:49 PM

          3 wedding WoW!! But sooo much fun i'm sure! Lisadias you should check into that because maybe you will get a big tax return and then hey EXTRA money!!!! I'll cross my fingers for you :)

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