Hey ladies, it turns out that we've decided to do the legal ceremony here in the states before leaving. I figured the money spent to do all the translating and paperwork (his foreign birth certificate, my divorce papers from a previous marriage) and then translating back to English would be better spent on OOT bags and making our trip as fun and memorable as possible. We also have the issue of wanting to get on the same insurance as soon as we're married, and since the Spanish marriage certificate could take weeks and then the extra time to translate back to English and then file in the states....you get the idea. I was really set on making that moment in the DR when we say "I do" be THE moment, but a friend suggested having whomever performs the ceremony here mail in the certificate so that it arrives at the courthouse on the day we're "married" in the DR so it actually gets filed on the same date. May be complicated, but I guess less complicated than all the paperwork and translations.