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#1 yamille

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    Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

    Hi,

    So we are doing our legal ceremony a few days before we leave with our 2 good friends that cannot travel to Mexico.

    I wasn't planning on saying vows but can someone who's done it shed some light please? I mean our "real" ceremony will be in Mexico but I also know this will be meaningful in a way as well.

    What happens?


    #2 Susanandmo

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      Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:40 AM

      We are getting married in Vegas before we leave to Mexico, but we decided to to it very informal... We are saving the vows for Mexico.

      When are you doing your legal ceremony?
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      #3 yamille

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        Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

        legal is may 15th and leaving for Mexico on the 19th.

        #4 ACH2009

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          Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:32 AM

          We had to get legally married last month and our official wedding is not until June 12th. We are having a Catholic ceremony and one of the requirements was that we be legally married beforehand and be able to send all of our paperwork 2 months prior to our wedding. We found a woman in our neighborhood who could perform the legal ceremony and just showed up at her house in jeans and a t-shirt and said our "I do's." We wanted to keep it as simple as possible. We haven't really told anyone that we got married, it's just our little secret.
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          #5 yamille

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            Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:59 AM

            So anyone have anything to add? I am wondering if you you did legal before destination actually said vows to each other?

            I am just assuming my wedding WILL happen in 3 weeks in MExico.



            #6 bumbles

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              Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

              We held hands, exchanged traditional vows, and kissed. No ring exchange. I was so nervous yet tingling with excitement at the same time. For the wedding, we're writing our own vows.

              #7 KatyKo

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                Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

                We plan to do our legal ceremony in our backyard with our parents and grandparents (who can't come to the DW). We will just say what we have to say to make it legal - no dress, no rings, no decorations. We will write our own vows for our DW in June. We will also take our family out for lunch after the legal ceremony, so it is something nice for them to participate in. Hope that helps.

                #8 yamille

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                  Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:44 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by bumbles
                  We held hands, exchanged traditional vows, and kissed. No ring exchange. I was so nervous yet tingling with excitement at the same time. For the wedding, we're writing our own vows.
                  Cool. This is what I assumed- but i just wanted to feel out what others did. We are going with 2 friends that cant make it to mexico and then out for lunch.

                  #9 egsarah

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                    Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

                    I think we are just planning on going to the court house the week before to make everything legal. I'm probably going to get a pretty dress and FI will probably dress up. I don't want to say our vows there so that we can save it to make the DW really special. Just my two cents though............

                    #10 TinaM2b

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                      Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:25 PM

                      We found an ordained minister that will meet us. We have decided to go to the park that we had our engagement photos done. We will dress casual, hold hands, and exchange religious vows. We will save the ring exchange for the Big Ceremony in Mexico. It will only be the three of us and we will not tell anyone about it, even my boys. Most people know we are not going to have the legal ceremony in Mexico, they just don't know when the actual event will happen.

                      A word of caution, check with the resort you are having your ceremony at. They may require documentation. We have to bring a certified copy of our license with us to Mexico. For some, that takes a couple weeks to get.




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