Anyone getting legally hitched before Mexican wedding?
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:17 PM
I personally do not think it will take away from our wedding, as we'll treat the courthouse marriage as not the "real thing". Still,I am nervous AND I made the mistake of telling a couple people and they kept saying "dont do that - it will ruin it!"
Ok, so plan is to not tell a soul and have everyone believe we are getting married at the ceremony they attend.
Anyone been there done that?
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:53 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:19 PM
That too is our plan. We dont want to have to go thru the blood tests and all the fees associated with getting legally married in Mexico. I also wondered if it would take away from the wedding in mexico but Im okay with it now. I am going to totally down play the whole day and we will do it right before we leave to go to Mexico. I would rather save the $600+ US its going to cost us and put it towards my h,moon or something else.
We arent telling anyone other then our witnesses of course to avoid exactly what happened to you and to keep the parents happy. I think its easier this way and there will be no waiting for a marriage cert. We will always make the date we got married in Mexico our anniversary not the date we got married in Canada.
Plus by doing a symbolic wedding instead of a legal one, we can get an english ceremony and not a spanish one with a translator. THat was my other big beef with a legal wedding. I want to hear ceremony first hand, not from an interpreter.
Hope that helps....
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:43 PM
Thanks Erica for the feedback from someone who did it! No one will know during the ceremony and no thumb prints in the middle of it I guess!
Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:59 PM
So I guess we'll have two anniversaries to celebrate each yr
Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:10 AM
Plus we are doing a catholic cerm. and that would have meant having the priest and the other guy...no thank you!
Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:26 PM
Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:43 PM
For me, we decided to do the legal part here. The cost of the blood tests we would have to get in mexico is how much the process is going to cost. Also, the wedding package is about $800 less for the symbolic ceremony (and thats the difference between the smaller "real" wedding package and the bigger symbolic package) so huge diff.
The problem lies in that we sorta told almost everyone who are going to Mexico that it won't be the real deal when we are there. Surprisingly, no one seemed to care.
Oh and another thing, since we are getting legally married within a week of leaving for mexico we get to reap the benefits of being honeymooners at the resort - meaning room upgrades and some other perks!
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