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Anyone getting legally hitched before Mexican wedding?

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Originally Posted by Sammyhawk View Post
We have a similar situation with a close friend not attending because a baby is on the way, we think it will also be very special to have them apart of it in that way. How can you make the date you're out of the country your legal wedding date? This is legal to falsify the legal documents? I have no judgement, this is a nice option. I'm thinking we might need to find a friend who can marry us! :)
Wellllll...in my state, the marriage license is valid for 30 days from the date it is issued...we do not want to celebrate two wedding dates. And since my friend is an ordained minister, and we are not attempting to deceive the government for monetary/tax reasons or any such thing, he does not have a problem writing in the date of our ceremony in Mexico. As for if the state has a problem with it, well, I'm not asking! ha ha

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I know exactly how you feel!!! I am getting married this september in Cancun but we are first going to a court house to get everything made legal. We dont want to worry about paying all the extra fees to have a legal wedding in Mexico.

 

At the same time I do feel like it will take away from the magic of the wedding ceremony in Cancun. BUT to counteract that I am still going to get dressed up in a pretty white dress at the court house, not a long white dress but a white dress. We are also having a dinner immediatly following the courthouse with all our friends and family. We still want it to feel like something special is happening :)

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We are considering our legal wedding to be a promise ceremony just for us and are going to a nice dinner afterwards with each other.

 

After one person told me not to get legally married before Mexico and "it took away from the wedding" she was coming to see, we decided not to tell anyone. My sister kind of knows and so do a couple friends, but we are keeping it as our moment and our day only. We needed 2 witnesses so I asked our neighbors who have been married for 33 years and are just the loveliest people.

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I think FI and I are going to go to the court house the week before we head out for Mexico. I honestly don't want to deal with getting blood drawn (I hate needles), dealing with an official officiant, etc. I was a little worried about the actual wedding not feeling as important, but, the more I've thought about it the more it just makes sense. Plus, nobody will know that we've gone to the court house. FI and I are both attorneys so I think we are going to walk across the street during our lunch break. Lol!

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We are doing the same thing and getting married beforehand.  We are only telling our parents and siblings.... that is it.  Not even telling FI's kids.  This way I can get on his medical insurance, tax breadk at the end of the year and we can use my va home loan to buy a house.  I am not considering this my wedding and instead just the day we sign some paperwork.

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