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#11 DreaW

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    Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:02 AM

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    OMG you read my mind! My civil ceremony is in 2 days and I was just going to ask you guys what I need to bring.

    If we can we'll just ask the judge to skip the rings part. In fact we have no readings or vows either. I just need the darn paper so I can get the free champagne and bath robes on my honeymoon!! I'm calling tomorrow to ask them what I need, but I think it's fairly simple. There are like 6 courthouses in L.A. that schedule them every 15 minutes so it can't be too involved.
    Jamy you have to take pictures!!!! Do you need a witness? I can stop by. LOL

    #12 NABUMBAH

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      Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:10 AM

      We were married at our county courthouse the Monday before we left. I think each state is different, but for us it was a cinch. We showed up, filled out the application, showed the clerk our ID's -- she made us take an oath and then told us that she would meet us in their small almost booth-like chapel. We went in, she put on a robe and performed a short, sweet ceremony. We did not exchange rings or do anything special. We did not need a witness. And we didn't dress up. It was a cold day so I was in a black juicy sweatsuit. Really romantic, I know.

      #13 starchild

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        Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:23 AM

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        Jamy you have to take pictures!!!! Do you need a witness? I can stop by. LOL
        I'll only take pictures if I decide to look presentable that day - HA! My poor friend who can't make it to Mexico is one witness and my brother is supposed to be the other - but stop on by if you wish! LAX courthouse 1pm! LMAO!! We'll be the couple in the corner with our flask


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        We did not exchange rings or do anything special. We did not need a witness. And we didn't dress up. It was a cold day so I was in a black juicy sweatsuit. Really romantic, I know.
        Right now that sounds good to me, it's been kinda gloomy lately so my original idea of a white happy dress may turn into my good sweats a ponytail and flip flops! If I'm feeling sporty I may throw on earrings...hehehe

        #14 rodent

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          Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:07 PM

          I'm have just started planning. Do some people get legally married ahead of time & then fly to mexico for a ceremony? If you do this, what do you consider your wedding date? I'm trying to figure out the details to get married in mexico, but i'm wondering if its just easier to do it in advance.

          #15 LCBride2007

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            Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:11 PM

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            I'm have just started planning. Do some people get legally married ahead of time & then fly to mexico for a ceremony? If you do this, what do you consider your wedding date? I'm trying to figure out the details to get married in mexico, but i'm wondering if its just easier to do it in advance.
            definitely! some do it before, some do it after. i did it after - we just did it on our honeymoon in Hawaii. i think that most people use their wedding ceremony as their wedding date, not the date that it was made legal. that's what we're doing!




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