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We are getting married the Friday before we leave for Cancun-woohoo! Resort and Wedding booked and now trying to book a photographer and videographer.

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Just a note to the Canadian girls, I'm also getting married here first and then doing a renewal of vows ceremony in Cuba. I was talking to my wedding coordinator and she requires a copy of the marriage certificate faxed over prior to the ceremony date, so we'll be getting married about a month before we leave. It can take a few weeks for the marriage certificate to arrive in the mail after you send away for it, but here in Manitoba we also have the option of paying $50 extra to have it expedited, and basically get it the next day.

 

I'm sure there's something like it in the other provinces as well, it's worth taking a look!

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We are getting married at home first as well. We were originally going to get legally married in the DR, but then I found out that my time to get legally married would be 11:00am and I would have a symbolic ceremony at 4:00 (the time I want to get married). I figure what is the point of legally getting married there if no one is going to see it anyway. I was told the judge will walk up the beach and have us sign the papers and that would basically be it....how unromantic!

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Just a note to the Canadian girls, I'm also getting married here first and then doing a renewal of vows ceremony in Cuba. I was talking to my wedding coordinator and she requires a copy of the marriage certificate faxed over prior to the ceremony date, so we'll be getting married about a month before we leave. It can take a few weeks for the marriage certificate to arrive in the mail after you send away for it, but here in Manitoba we also have the option of paying $50 extra to have it expedited, and basically get it the next day.

I'm sure there's something like it in the other provinces as well, it's worth taking a look!
Thanks for the heads up! That's good to know.

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I got married 10 days before my ceremony in DR and only my siblings and parents knew since it was a small thing in City Hall just to legalize everything.

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We wanted to get married first then just have a symbolic cermony and not tell guests but if we get married i would have to change my name and passport. SO i think we will get married when we get back

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I'd still be stressing out about documents & $$ if it weren't for this thread! We're going to 'sneak off' to the courthous beforhand & do the legal ceremony before heading down to the DR. It's only $60 for a marriage license here versus over $500 to have all of our documents translated!

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We wanted to get married first then just have a symbolic cermony and not tell guests but if we get married i would have to change my name and passport. SO i think we will get married when we get back
I don't think there is anything forcing you to change your name and passport before you leave -- why not just do that when you come back?

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I don't think there is anything forcing you to change your name and passport before you leave -- why not just do that when you come back?
I was thinking the same thing....you can change your name at any stage of the game I believe....I know I wasn't planning on changing anything until after our trip b/c I don't feel like getting a new passport but we'll be officially married a couple months before!

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