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#591 Jennybell1

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    Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:52 PM

    I haven't done mine yet.  But I have had 7 friends get married in Mexico and 4 did it legally and 3 did a symbolic wedding.  No one regretted their decision and all of them were so happy with their wedding.

     

    None of the couples that did their symbolic ceremony stated they would change a thing.  However 3 out of the 4 couples that did it legally said that although they loved getting married down there, that if they were to do it over again, they would do the legal thing at home and do a symbolic ceremony.  Like I said they didnt regret getting married there, but they all said it was a lot more work and a bit of a hassle.  Blood work and getting the paper work translated along with the licence.  It just cost way more then if they had done it symbolicly.

     

    We are getting married in Canada, 4-7 days prior to leaving for Mexico and then doing a symbolic wedding when we get there.  To all of our guests, this will be a legal wedding, but we will know the truth that its actually only a symbolic one.  To us legal or not legal, the day we say our vows in Mexico, will be our wedding day and will always be our wedding day.  A peice of paper shows its legal, but its what is in your heart that matters.  Thats what I think anyways.  We are making the legal day a very simplistic "nothing special", another day in the week kind of thing and thats it.

     

    Its all in what you make of it and its all in what you truly want.  Some people truly want to be legally married in Mexico or wherever their DW is, to others it doesnt matter.  To each his own right?  What is good for some isnt good for others.  You have to do what you want and not worry about what other people want you to do and also do what your budget dictates too.

     

    Hope that helps!   



    #592 schmizer

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      Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

      Great thread!  I took tons of notes!



      #593 shan0487

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      Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:16 PM

      OMG this is the BEST thread ever, as a Newbie, I have learned sooo much and I thank all the brides who have commented on this thread! Please keep them coming!



      #594 APOLA2035

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        Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

        I'm also new here, but already started to take my notes as my day fastly approches. Thank you all for being commited to each other here.



        #595 jeanny

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          Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

          Talking to my brother, he says the one thing he would not do again was the formality.   When I went to his wedding, it was beautiful and wonderful.   He tells me though, now that I am planning mine, that his was too stuffy and proper.   He's really pushing for a beach wedding for me and I'm leaning towards that direction.   No tuxes and suits for mine.



          #596 muzikgrrl

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            Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:33 PM

            Awesome thread, I just stayed up way past my bed time reading it.

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            #597 sharlie

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              Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:21 PM

              great thread..i will be reading this whole for SURE


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              #598 MDLady

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                Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:48 AM



                Originally Posted by jeanny 

                Talking to my brother, he says the one thing he would not do again was the formality.   When I went to his wedding, it was beautiful and wonderful.   He tells me though, now that I am planning mine, that his was too stuffy and proper.   He's really pushing for a beach wedding for me and I'm leaning towards that direction.   No tuxes and suits for mine.


                That's one of the FUN things about a DW.  You can make it as formal or informal as you wish!!!  Ours was traditional but at the same time people were dressed comfortably and we had a blast.



                #599 Brenners

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                  Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

                  A few things I am learning on here such as the importance of a picture list, really being thoughtful with your invite list and NOT stressing are jumping out at me.  I really appreciate this as I am starting to feel the pressure even though I have a little less than a year to plan.  I want to enjoy this time so this list is very helpful to me!  Thanks ladies!



                  #600 JBean

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                    Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:48 PM

                    Great thread!


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