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#11 DarcyJAde

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    Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:37 AM

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    Originally Posted by jrprice24
    My FI and I discussed the idea and we have decided to get married in the states after the DW. I got some mixed reactions when I asked opinions on getting married before we go b/c everyone wants it to be "real". We figured that it will probably save us close to $600 by getting married in the states, plus I'm a nurse and I'm a little concerned with getting my blood drawn in Mexico . I contacted the courthouses around here and we can get married for $35!
    That is exactly why we are no telling anyone that we are getting married here first. It is still going to be "real". :)
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    #12 Latinhunny33

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      Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:55 AM

      Noone needs to know you did it beforehand.
      We were married 1/20/09 (Inauguration Day!) for our 03/07/09 wedding because:
      1- It was cheaper
      2- We didn't have to have blood drawn
      3- No visits to a Dr.
      4- It made sense

      #13 Lindsay521

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        Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:14 PM

        My fiance and I are getting married in the states the Saturday before our wedding in the DR. We are having it at our apartment in front of close friends and family.
        Either way you do it it will be beautiful!
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        #14 niujess

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          Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:02 PM

          My fiance and I are also getting married in the states about 2 weeks before our Riviera Maya wedding. Our travel agent advised us that it's the best choice and it makes all the paperwork so much easier. We initially made the decision to have a private ceremony in the states because our grandparents are not able to travel to Mexico with us. We thought that they would appreciate to be involved and attend a private ceremony with just the grandparents and the parents. My fiance and I joke that the legal service is our trial marriage :)

          #15 DreamsBride09

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            Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:57 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Christinamaria22
            Well I am getting married in DR in about a month and suprisingly it has been hassle free.... I spent 250 dollars to get some documents and my TA faxed some paper work and thats it... I will have to send my certificate to get transfered to english once we get back... people say that can take up to 6 months to get your original but its just a piece of paper to me so I can wait.... So I was nervous and frantic but I want my real I DO to be on one day and thats it so thats how I decided....

            I know it is really popular to do it at home.... it basically your choice

            That is what I am doing too, did you use WeDo for the translation of your documents? I was quoted $150 US per person for the translation. Is that all you paid too? I know it costs extra to get your certificate translated too upon receipt.

            #16 papolot

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              Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:35 AM

              Ditto, on the hassle free. You dont want any surprises- that's what FI and I are planning.
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              #17 yanettg

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                Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:15 PM

                Thanks for the updates! I am totally on the fence about this too! Well we have a a year to decide or a couple months i guess! lol

                #18 yanettg

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                  Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:18 PM

                  I think we might just get married on our anniversary and just have the ceremony in the DR for our family and not tell them :) so no one feels cheated hehehe

                  #19 Christinamaria22

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                    Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:00 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by DreamsBride09
                    That is what I am doing too, did you use WeDo for the translation of your documents? I was quoted $150 US per person for the translation. Is that all you paid too? I know it costs extra to get your certificate translated too upon receipt.
                    Well I got quoted 125 per person.... THATS IT.... I dont think that is too expensive and I dont feel hassled or stressed.... WEDO comes highly recommened.... Good luck... finally I found somone in my boat

                    #20 kevsgirl

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                      Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

                      We did it! I can't even remember the date but it was about a month before our wedding in Mexico.
                      NO ONE knows about it. We found some witnesses in the lobby of the courthouse (a bunch of nurse students). It was a lot of fun.
                      In Mexico, our planner and the minister knew. They provided us with a document during the ceremony that we and our wedding party signed.

                      I feel a little guilty in a way, but as long as no one finds out I'm sure it'll be fine. Even if they do eventually, it's all done now and our wedding in Mexico was amazing. Everyone's still talking about it!

                      We did it for the following reasons:
                      - wanted to save on bloodwork and hassle of translating documents (about $700)
                      - we really wanted an English ceremony we chose. If we'd done the legal down in Mexico, it would have been a Spanish legal ceremony, which we really didn't like. The English one we wrote was very meaningful to us.




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