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#101 Peach

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    Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

    Originally Posted by scoyle90 

    My fianc© and I are legally getting married at the court house in the town we both grew up in the day before we leave for our DW. I feel like our parents that will be there will be expecting us to exchange rings even though our ceremony in Punta Cana is 4 days later.

    Did anyone exchange rings during their legal ceremont at home BEFORE the actual wedding?

    We did not. We wanted to keep that for our wedding. But we really tried to downplay as much as possible for the legal, so it would not possibly feel like our wedding. So it is up to you.



    #102 OCT 2013 BR

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      Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

      We just made our appt. to obtain our marriage license.;))

       

      Super excite..we are only taking our witness..they are not allow to tell anyone..:))



      #103 MelB2012

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        Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:37 AM

        We exchanged rings. And then we took them off the next morning and had a laugh. "Nice to be married to you." We'll try this again in 4 months.

         

        Ha! We did the "paperwork" as we call it, on 06.07.13. which was a possible candidate for our wedding day in Jamaica. It got second palce. :) 



        #104 AllieH

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        Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

        we didn't exchange rings either for our legal day. I didn't really want any sort of vows, but the JP insisted on the basic vows, so we went with it. cheesy "kiss your bride" and everything. and then we walked out and went to work. how's that for down playing the legal day?? 

        Originally Posted by Peach 

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        Originally Posted by scoyle90 

        My fianc© and I are legally getting married at the court house in the town we both grew up in the day before we leave for our DW. I feel like our parents that will be there will be expecting us to exchange rings even though our ceremony in Punta Cana is 4 days later.

        Did anyone exchange rings during their legal ceremont at home BEFORE the actual wedding?

        We did not. We wanted to keep that for our wedding. But we really tried to downplay as much as possible for the legal, so it would not possibly feel like our wedding. So it is up to you.

         


         

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        #105 scoyle90

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          Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

          we didn't exchange rings either for our legal day. I didn't really want any sort of vows, but the JP insisted on the basic vows, so we went with it. cheesy "kiss your bride" and everything. and then we walked out and went to work. how's that for down playing the legal day?? 

          I don't think we will be exchanging rings either. I don't want it to feel like my wedding. Thanks ladies =]

          #106 thurberwedding

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          Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

          We are doing the legal paperwork afterward so we don't have to screw with worrying about changing passport and other identification til afterward. There's enough other stuff to worry about beforehand planning the trip and wedding details

          #107 JennyO

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            Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

            Originally Posted by MelB2012 

            We exchanged rings. And then we took them off the next morning and had a laugh. "Nice to be married to you." We'll try this again in 4 months.

             

            Ha! We did the "paperwork" as we call it, on 06.07.13. which was a possible candidate for our wedding day in Jamaica. It got second palce. :) 

            We purchased our license yesterday!  Our ceremony will be at the court house on September 30th (my dads 60th birthday, if he was still here) :(
            We are exchanging rings then doing the same thing you did lol
            Our Marriage certificate will not be mailed to us in time for when we "renew our vows" in Jamaica, so Vinnette said she would accept a Temporary marriage cerfificate.  Phew!  I was worried, but becasue we are only renewing the vows it's not as big of a deal.
            We don't want to waiste time on vacation dealing with lawyers and paper work, so were gonna do it all here first.
             



            #108 to-be-mrs-k

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              Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

              We plan to do the legal part at home first too. For ease in the future. I don't want it to detract at all from our DW because that is what it is all about. However, knowing my family it will be very difficult to keep this secret.

               

              I don't want the legal part to feel "special" at all. No ring exchange and no personal vows. BUT being the girly girl that I am, I have to wonder, did anyone wear anything special? I can tell you what I was wearing the day I met my FI, I can tell you what I was wearing the day he proposed. I can't help but think I might want to have something a "little special" on when we officially get married. What does/did everyone else do?



              #109 SoontobeaHuth

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                Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:57 PM

                I'm surprising my FI with a tour of Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. He is a huge fan. At the end of the tour we will be doing a small 5-10 legal ceremony with 2 witnesses..so there will be 5 of us total. It will only cost about $150, which is the cost of the tour itself. This will also be my wedding gift to my FI. We had discussed just doing the legal ceremony at our house a couple days before we leave for the Bahama's, but I wanted to take a step further and make it special for him. 



                #110 Spoiledtator

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                  Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

                  I'm highly considering doing the same for our Cancun wedding tba. What is everyone doing as far as their wedding "date"? Are you considering your anniversary the day of the legal/courthouse ceremony date or the symbolic date in Mexico? Hehe- I'm a bit OCD and it's driving me crazy to decided which date to choose and accepting it's just easier to do the legal at home in FL before Mexico.




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