Need advice: Getting married in US before heading to Mexico...
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:07 PM
Aaron and I plan to go to the courthouse to get married before we head to Mexico for our symbolic wedding May 10th. We do not really want to get poked for the blood test in Mexico and do not want to mess with all of the translation and legal issues of it.
I had told him that instead of having the boring justice of the peace "ceremony" here, if we could afford it, it would be neat to fly out to Vegas and get married there, just for the fun of it! I love Leigh's "drive-thru" wedding pic and the idea of that or a ceremony in Vegas.
Now for the dilemma:
We are going out there at the end of October. Aaron has to go out there for business for a week and I plan to fly out with a few of his co-worker's wives for a long weekend. Do you think early Nov. would be too early for us to get legally married in the states but have our "wedding" in May? Another aspect of this is if we got married this fall, Aaron be able to include me on his taxes. He gets raped by Uncle Sam every year because his is in a high tax bracket and has no deductions.
He brought it up again today and asked if I thought November would be too early. Do you think it would be wierd to be legally married in Nov but celebrate our anniversay on May 10th?
I am anxious to hear your thoughts
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:10 PM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:12 PM
I've thought about the Vegas option as well, but we aren't telling our guests that the Symbolic Ceremony isn't the legal one. Our wedding is in April so if we could swing a trip to Vegas in early April, I would totally do it .. but not much earlier than that.
So, for me, November to May would be wwaayy too long to keep it a secret. :-) But, if your guests will know that you've already tied the knot, then why not?
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:20 PM
| Originally Posted by AmyInMI |
The majority of our guests are close family who know we plan to go to the courthouse before we leave to avoid the hassle of a legal marriage in Mexico.
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:25 PM
At first, we were both worried that it would take away from the actual "wedding day," but we kind of made it more of a fun thing and agreed that it would call it our "marriage day" instead We just spent that weekend celebrating but for the most part we have put it out of our minds. So far so good... I have to admit that I have been super distracted with bar study, so I don't really think about it much (I know, I'm an awful person)...
Oh - we ended up telling our parents and siblings because, well, they are our parents and siblings, but that is... we didn't want it to take away from our mexico wedding plus the jewish grandmas would have a heart attack if they knew we went to city hall (oy vey)
Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:49 PM
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:52 PM
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:31 PM
...i say go for it!
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