We did the symbolic ceremony and were very happy with it. It's essentially the same as the civil ceremony except you don't have to do bloodwork first (& the symbolic ceremony is cheaper since you don't have to pay for the bloodwork and paerwork).
My parents were the only guests that knew that it was not a legal ceremony. It looked and felt like a real wedding ceremony to everyone (including us). We got married in front of a priest and my parents (& dogs) after we got home, but to be honest, I don't even remember the date of that ceremony because we consider the day we got married in Mexico as our true anniversary.
During the ceremony, you and your fiance & the priest all sign a certificate so everyone thinks you're signing a license or something, but it's not a legal piece of paper. We decided we didn't want to have to deal with the bloodwork, & we didn't want our marriage license to be filed with the Mexican government because if we ever needed an official copy of it later, it seems like it would be much easier to deal with our own local government.
I would highly recommend the symbolic ceremony.
Originally Posted by rae12vb
Does anyone recommend the symbolic ceremony over the civil?
I was just reading a thread where she did the symbolic instead to avoid the blood work etc? (I'm deathly afraid of needles...lol)
Is it the same package if you do the symbolic? What's the difference?
I was thinking that we could just go to the justice of the peace before or after our destination wedding.
For our upcoming trip I requested the Mango, Pina, Chile or Toronja buildings in the Sunrise section. They are all on the side of the Sunrise Lobby closest to the Nizuc section.
Originally Posted by beatyea
Thank you for your help! Do you know which buildings are more centrally located in the Sunrise section?