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Blood Tests required in Cancun Hospital before wedding

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#1 Kim&Rich

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    Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:14 PM

    Hi, I am from England and most of the wedding brochures state that to get married in Mexico a mandatory blood test for the bride and grooms is required upon arrival in Mexico which is done in a hospital in Cancun and costs I am sure around $190 each for the bride and groom.

    I am not sure if this is the same for other countries but is anyone from the UK aware of this. This has totally put me off getting married in Mexico and I have been there on holiday and loved it.

    Thanks Kim.

    #2 Destination Scout

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      Posted 26 February 2010 - 01:17 PM

      You do need to get blood tests for a legal wedding in Mexico. Your coordinator can have someone come to you and do the work. It is not required for a symbolic ceremony - which most girls choose just because it's less of a hassle.

      #3 dana

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        Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:16 PM

        At our resort the wedding coordinator arranges the blood work and comes to you at the resort to have it done. My FI and I are getting married in the states and then just doing a symbolic wedding so we don't have to deal with it.

        #4 mbarnes04

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          Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

          yeah i think we are just going to do the religious / spiritual ceremony and take care of the legal stuff at home beforehand. just too much of a hassle.

          #5 Jess3414

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            Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

            I am having a legal ceremony and having the blood test done. It is costing $200 and there is someone who will come to our room the morning after check in to draw the blood. Really shouldn't be a big deal at all I don't think.

            #6 carolina24

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              Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:14 PM

              yes if you want a legal ceremony you have to have the blood tests. depending on the resort and wedding package you choose, the cost will be included in the package. also, some resorts will bring in the docs so that you dont have to go to the hospital. the blood tests and the translation of documents require that you arrive at the resort between 3 and 5 days BEFORE the wedding day (depending on the resort's policy)

              once we looked at all of the necessary documents, translations, and blood work we decided to get married in the US first and do a "symbolic" wedding in Mexico. it just seems a lot easier to us. only our parents know that we are getting married here first. it will just be signing documents and we will use our mexican wedding as our actual wedding. good luck!!

              #7 Nicyx

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                Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:28 PM

                Hi Kim....
                Were from the UK & getting Married at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya in May 2011. We umm'd n Argh'd with this for so so long... but want to get married in Mexico so decided to just have the test done.
                I have spoken to Thomson, First choice and Thomas cook and a couple of girls on here about this as it was my biggest worry.

                I have found out our blood test will be included in our wedding package if booked through them and not with the hotel direct and it is done about 2 days before your wedding with test results back that day or day after and this is done in your hotel room by a doctor.
                I would say check with travel agents as this may vary resort to resort. If you havent decided on where to get wed yet this could maybe be one of the deciding factors. I know how you feel though as this was the major thing i was worried about.
                Where are you getting married? & When?

                :-) x

                #8 prettypigpig

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                  Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:45 PM

                  I decided to get married "symbolically" in Mexico and sign the real paper when I get back to Canada after. I will save me from the blood test and notory fees to legalize my mexico wedding.


                  Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen

                  #9 amywuts

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                    Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:38 AM

                    Is there anyone who has already gotten married and did get their blood taken? I was wondering how experienced they are in taking your blood. My FI has always had a hard time getting his blood taken and we definitely don't want a noobie at it probing his poor arms. Any wise words?

                    #10 Kim&Rich

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                      Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

                      Hi NicyX,

                      We went to Mexico in May 2008 and stayed at th Gran Bahia Principe Coba. Everything about our Mexico hol was perfect so I thought this would be the place to get married. I must say having to have the blood tests has put me off looking more into Mexico Weddings. I havn't actually mentioned Mexico as a destination to my Fiance because of this. I therefore went back to the drawing board and I am now focued on Sandals Whitehouse. It will probably only be the two of us or a couple of friends with this as after all it is our honeymoon as well and we don't want the fuss of family etc as at the end of the day it is about us two.

                      Hopefully it will be Sandals Whitehouse in either November 2011 or April 2012. Off to Australia for a month in November this year and skiing in March 2011 so it has put the wedding date back!.

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