Mexico Wedding - Legal ceremony in Canada before going to Mexico
Posted 30 April 2010 - 12:22 PM
My fiance and I are getting married in Mexico but are really getting legally married in Canada before going out to Mexico. I told my mother about this and she is totally against it as she thinks we are cheating our guests. Is there any info. on the web that I get send her. Info. that says most people doing destination weddings these days are going this route as it eliminates alot of running around and headaches.
Thanks in advance
Posted 30 April 2010 - 12:47 PM
We are doing the same thing. However we arent telling anyone, not even the parents.
It would cost us so much more just to get legally married down there.
First we have to send our paper work down and pay to get it translated - then you have to get blood work done in mexico and you have to be there 4 legal days prior to your wedding. Which costs $300 for the blood work. Then you have to get your marriage licence when it gets mailed back to you - translated into english. Im not willing to pay over $600 for all of that and the hassle.
No thanks! I hope your mom can see the reason why you want to do this - in the end....its your day you do what you want - not what your family wants. Unless she is willing to pay for all the extras - I would go ahead with your plans
Posted 30 April 2010 - 02:57 PM
My husband's parents think we should celebrate the day we signed papers at the court house as our anniversary. But we don't! We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary on May 1st when we said our vows in front of our friends and family on the beach in Mexico. The courthouse thing took 2 minutes and it was only the legal part.
We've heard horror stories from people we know who did the legal part in Mexico or the islands and they ended up waiting 6 months to get their marriage certificates mailed to them. Plus, you have to get bloodwork done and who wants to be stuck with a needle a few days before their wedding!? Not me!!
Just keep sticking to your guns with the parents. It will all work out for the best. I don't have any websites or links to any supporting documentation, but it has to be out there somewhere.
Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:40 PM
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:47 AM
We actually got married in Houston legally before going to the Riviera Maya. In my case, getting married in Mexico meant headache for transcription in France (for me) AND headache for transcription in the USA (for DH). I chose to go with only one headache (getting legally married in Houston I still had to do the necessary for the transcription in France).
Our Mexican wedding was still perfect and my mom said it was the best wedding she ever went to (and I'm not an only child), even though she knew I was already married legally and was not attending that one. And DH cried when he saw me coming down the aisle. That makes it the most real of all.
Posted 02 May 2010 - 05:11 AM
we're not telling people. we told 2 friends and they said "so we're going to your fake wedding in Mexico"...so we decided to keep quiet about it instead, including parents.
it's really up to you, as long as you're happy with your decision, and maybe this thread will also help. http://bestdestinati....wedding-52156/
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:59 AM
did you have to be in mexico or at the resort for a number of business days prior ?
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