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#11 USSI

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    Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

    WOW! You guys are super thoughful. Thanks so much for your greetings and advice. I feel so new to this world of weddings as I've never dreamed of getting married. I've never been one of those girls who had their wedding planned since they were a little girl. So this next year should be quite the adventure.

    Thanks again everyone and I look forward to browsing for info.


    #12 USSI

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      Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:48 PM


      We stayed at the Holiday Inn Sunspree a few years back and ate out most nights. :) This was our favourite restaurant (lobster tortellini). We actually thought about doing our wedding at the Holiday Inn and taking our guests for dinner at MJ's. But now we're seriously contemplating the RIU. Unfortunately, it's very expensive.

      I'm pleased to hear that the 'beds' was the only concern you had re the RIU. That's great news consdering some of the reviews I find online.

      My plan is to send 'Save a Dates' in March and the actual invites in August for a January 2011 wedding. It should all work out. :)

      Thanks again.


      #13 USSI

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        Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:45 PM

        Hi there - can anyone (Canadian) explain the procedure to getting married in Aruba and obtaining a marriage license and certificate? I've been told if I get my license and certificate in Aruba that I can't be registered in Canada. I'll be legally married but won't be registered. I'm reading a lot off the internet and I'm getting mixed messages. I know that if I were to get married in Mexico I could bring the Mexican marriage certificate to Canada and have someone translate it for $200 and be registered in Canada. This unfortunately doesn't apply to every country.

        Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

        Many thanks,


        #14 wendyjd

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          Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:59 PM

          Welcome to the forum and have fun planning!!

          #15 mekanabr

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            Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

            Welcome to the forum and congrats on your engagement! Good luck with all of your planning, Aruba sounds fantastic!

            #16 dinogomez.com

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              Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:13 PM

              Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

              #17 Island Bride

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                Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:33 AM

                Im in the same boat as you -winging it! Reading this forum really did help alot! I've been to two weddings my whole life so Im really lost haha. GOOD LUCK!


                #18 Sheree10

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                  Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:22 AM

                  Congrats and Welcome! I'm getting married in Aruba this July.

                  As far as the official marriage, I know Aruban weddings are recognized in the US but I'm not sure about Canada.

                  BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

                  #19 SheenaMcDonald

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                    Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:51 AM

                    Congratulations and Good Luck!

                    #20 Nicyx

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                      Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:57 PM

                      Hello, Congratulations and welcome, EVERYONE here are so helpful and friendly, Im sure any questions or advice you have will be fully answered before you know it!!!!

                      Happy Planning x

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