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AmyBoerema

Getting married in Mexico!

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Hi everyone!

 

I got engaged in late August, and am just starting to plan for my wedding. We're hoping to having it in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, in late 2010. (Probably early Dec.) We're both from the Chicago area.

 

My fiance wants a Catholic ceremony AND for it to be legal, as well. (Picky, picky .. I am much more laid-back!.. Ha.) So this will result in some complications.

 

We are leaning toward Cancun at the moment, because I found this awesome Catholic waterfront chapel at Real Gran Caribe... there is absolutely nothing else like it. However, I'm not crazy about getting married in Cancun... I'd prefer Riv. Maya. I may just have to get over it.

 

Secondly, we are looking to combine both the civil AND religious ceremony into one, knowing we'll have to pay a bit more for a judge. I'd prefer to get married in the States beforehand, but he wants it to be real and authentic.

 

Anyway, any advice or tips, feel free to share! Thanks,

Amy

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welcome to the forum!! I think you'll find a lot of useful info here and I'm sure there have been people who had their legal ceremony in Mexico as well. Happy planning and congratulations!! :)

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I am in the Same boat. In Chicago, getting married in Riviera Maya in May and have no idea what to do for ceremony. We are considering going to the courthouse here before we leave just to be quick and easy. I think the Religious ceremony is the one you'll remember and the anniversary date you will celebrate? I'm not sure if we will fly our friend (who is s pastor) down with us. Anyway, I decided not to get married in a church even though we are Catholic. I know... family is not going to be pleased and you can't have a Catholic ceremony outside of the church. I feel your pain sista!

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Lots of decisions in the beginning!! But you've got some time to work things out. And now you have the support and expertise of the ladies (and some gents) from this forum!! Congrats and good luck!!

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Congratulations on your engagement!

 

We are also doing a legal ceremony (I'm the one who cares though, not FI). You will find a tonne of great info. here and have other ideas for venues, but I know that the Grand Palladium in the Mayan has a chapel that is new. My wedding is at the Palladium in May, (not using the chapel) but I hear it is very nice.

 

Good Luck!

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