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Anyone getting legally hitched before Mexican wedding?

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We went and got legally married in Vegas (super cheap and easy) we took a witness off the street and it was only the 1 witness, me and my fi (i won't call him husband til the mexico wedding) and the person who officiated it. The whole process cost $110 including the officiant and marriage license fees..... I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get married before they go and it doesn't take away from the wedding. We don't even feel married!
Too funny! We are planning on doing the exact same thing (was FI's idea). Where did you get married? In the courthouse? We want to keep it low key, but also thought about doing something super cheesy and Vegas-y.

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That's exactly what we did, and I promise that getting legally married doesn't retract from the "specialness" you are to feel on your "big" special ceremony. :) I was worried for a long time, but it worked out perfect, because it kinda left less steps to deal with once we actually got to mexico. Anyways, whatever you decide will be just fine, and will work out great I'm sure!!

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I am also getting married in the States (or DC to be more exact) before heading to Mexico. My fiance and I haven't discussed it in detail, but I don't think we are goign to tell our guests, just our immediate families. I think it will let us enjoy our time there more than having to deal with bloodtests and paperwork.
I saw that you said you were getting legally married in DC. I'm from the DC area as well. I've been looking into exactly where we should have the legal ceremony done. I don't know if you know or if it's a concern but in DC you have to wait 10 days from the time the licence is applied for until you can have the ceremony. In PG county, you have to wait 2 days but in Arlington county, you can get married the same day you get your license. I think that's what we are leaning towards.

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My FI and I also agreed if we go to Mexico for our wedding that we would get legally married here before hand. How does it work with passport and license if you get married and change your name before you travel? Will you just travel under your maiden name?

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Yes - do not book ANYTHING under your married name until your passport is changed. And since that takes some time, just travel under your maiden name when you go to Mexico. To change a name after you make a reservation is like $200. Maybe more for International flights.

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Wow! I'm glad this forum is up... I had no idea it was so complicated (with the blood tests and all). Now I'm thinking of quietly getting a legal mariage license in Canada just before we leave.

Thanks for the advice ladies!

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Too funny! We are planning on doing the exact same thing (was FI's idea). Where did you get married? In the courthouse? We want to keep it low key, but also thought about doing something super cheesy and Vegas-y.
Funny enough we literally got the certificate ($60) walked out the door and saw an ad for $55 including the price of the witness on a sign across the street and we said "Ok works for me" to each other and walked into the office and it was all over in 10 min. flat. We high fived each other once we got back to the sidewalk and gave each other a kiss then walked to freemont street and gambled and had drinks! Couldn't have been easier!

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Funny enough we literally got the certificate ($60) walked out the door and saw an ad for $55 including the price of the witness on a sign across the street and we said "Ok works for me" to each other and walked into the office and it was all over in 10 min. flat. We high fived each other once we got back to the sidewalk and gave each other a kiss then walked to freemont street and gambled and had drinks! Couldn't have been easier!
I am so jealous! I dont think a trip to Vegas is in our plans before the wedding, but that sounds super easy. My FI and I don't live in the same place right now and all of the 2 - 4 day waiting periods are making this difficult.

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