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Symbolic Ceremony?

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#11 djelvisp

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    Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:49 PM

    My fiancee and I are getting married in the US before we go to cabo. We dont plan on telling a lot of people, just to keep the "specialness" of the occasion as high as possible with our guests. We're not bummed we're going it before. Also, our best friend is going to marry us since it's only a symbolic wedding.


    #12 ali0284

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      Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:00 PM

      My fiance and I are getting married in the US before as well. There will be select people who actually know, i'm afraid some of the guests will get upset that "they spent that money to go there and it wasn't the real deal."

      We figure it will just be easier that way, one less thing to deal with when we go.
      ~*I believe in the sand beneath my toes, the beach gives a feeling an earthy feeling*~

      #13 MC Hicks

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        Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:58 PM

        Like many others, we are getting married in the states before, then the symbolic ceremony in Mexico. We mainly decided to do it for legal reasons. We just want to make sure it will hold up in court (not for divorce reasons of course), but for other legal matters in the future. I'm sure a legal marriage in Mexico will hold up in the U.S., but I guess we're just a bit more cautious than most people. I don't think it would be that much of a hassle to have it legal in MX. So many brides on here have done it w/o any problems!

        #14 shiplandsafish

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          Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:48 PM

          We're definitely doing the real thing in Cabo. The only drawback really is cost. We were planning on being there early anyways so that's not an issue and our WC is taking care of everything for us. All the paperwork should be in place before we even get there and we'll do the bloodwork at her office when we're finalizing plans with her. We wouldn't consider doing it any other way. We have up to 70 people coming and that's a long way to fly and an expensive commitment to make. We want to ensure they witness the real thing.

          #15 red789

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            Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:38 PM

            I decided on symbolic as well, due to the time, bloodtests (didnt really want to do them in mexico) and the hassle ive heard about from some on getting the paperwork translated here when you get back.

            My MIL did not like this, love her, this was a huge issue to her. Note - dont make the mistake of telling ppl, unless you know they wont freak out.

            Solution - my great uncle who married my grandparents, and parents is coming to MExico to marry us. We will sign the paperwork with him when we return home.

            Even though it is the exact same thing, kept MIL quiet........lol.

            #16 Kristin_And_Stewart

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              Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:05 PM

              In order to make things easier (blood tests, waiting...who wants to wait??) we are also getting married in Canada before leaving. No one will know but us and we are just viewing it as a formality. The special part will be when the sun is shining down on the two of us in beautiful Cabo.

              #17 michelle1031

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                Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:04 PM

                yep we are getting married here in IL before we go down there...we already have a hard enough time with people wanting to go, so it would probably be even less if we told them we were already married!

                #18 Patti

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                  Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:41 PM

                  How was your wedding at the Hilton Los Cabos. My wedding will be there on December 19, 2009. Who was your WC - and how many guests did you have? I would appreciate any info/advice you have for me - and we also, are doing the legal ceremony there instead of Texas.

                  #19 kellyq5349

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                    Posted 13 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

                    My husband and I had our legal ceremony first in the US, then had a symbolic ceremony in Cabo. Our legal ceremony was in our living room, just us and the JP (no witnesses required in our state). Both ceremonies were special in their own way. The one at home was special because it was just us, then the one in Cabo was so amazing with all our family and friends, plus the religious element of being married by a minister. And I was a lot less nervous for the wedding in Cabo, no matter what we were already married, I could just relax and have fun!! Both weddings were wonderful. Good luck!! :)

                    #20 SusieQ

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                      Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:43 AM

                      Same here getting married here privately only two people know and then having the wedding in Mexico... Apparently according to our WC they person marrying you in Mexico will have you sign a certificate of marraige... No one needs to know.

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