| Originally Posted by blondie25 |
I also wanted to add that for legal ceremony u need to saty 4-5 days in mexico prior you date so if u will be getting married on a saturday let say ... u have to be in mexico by monday (weekends dont count )... my wedding is on a thursday so i needed to arrive to mexico friday .... this was my main reason for doing symbolic ceremony
Legal Ceremony or Symbolic Ceremony??
Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:17 PM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:24 PM
Hope this helps
Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:29 PM
Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:29 AM
At Home Reception: May 7, 2011
25 guests + bride + groom booked
My Wedding Planning Notes
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:31 PM
I am a Jan 2011 Dreams Riviera Cancun bride to be and me and my fiance were very much on the fence about this topic in the beginning of our planning. We really wanted our destination wedding to feel like "our big day" at that very moment but after reading about all the paperwork and documents and blood work $$ it takes to do all that, we started reconsidering. First, some resorts say 300$per couple for blood tests, 100$ fee to change documents into spanish, then more fee's to translate back into English and sent to you home address (which could take 4-6 months to arrive) Also, i've been told by our travel agent if the slightest thing is off in documents (like they werent done right, or names are spelled differently on airline tickets and passports) they will not go through with your wedding. We don't want to take that chance. So finally, we've agreed a few days before we leave we'll go to the courthouse (literally in Pj's haha) and be very informal about it. you don't have to exchange vows or rings, we'll just sign the papers, and we agreed we'd shake on it instead of kiss. This way when we get to Cancun it'll feel real and exciting!
I hope this point of view helps in your decision making process.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:42 PM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:42 PM
1. We would need 4 witnesses who've been there for 3 days. We're having 30 guests, but only 2 will be there 3 days before the wedding (most are coming 2 days prior and staying 2 days after). We didn't want to have to pay the resort to provide us with witnesses
2. More paper work. We'd need to bring divorce decrees (for my fiancee), and birth certificates. In our state, all we need is our ID.
3. No blood work needed in our state (MN). That saves us $100 ($50/person in Mexico)
4. Don't need to do translations with the certificate for it to be useful in the US. They give it to you in spanish, you need to pay extra for it in English (so I read). You need mulitiple copies in English for name changes, documentation in the states, etc.
5. Easier to get copies, if needed, in the future if we do it here.
6. Cheaper. It's $125 in MX but only $40 here.
We both view the religious ceremony as the "real" one... and even in MX you have to do TWO ceremonies, and they do the legal one prior to the religious one anyway.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:49 PM
June 11th, 2011
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