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Symbolic wedding or Legal wedding????

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#21 FutureMrsTO

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    Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:24 AM

    Not that i know of...but i will private message you his contacts so you can ask him directly!

    Originally Posted by Aumuller 

    Does Pastor Rick do legal ceremonies as well or only symoblic?


    I really want to do a legal ceremony down there but I would prefer it to be in English and I have heard amazing things about Pastor Rick as well.



    #22 Aumuller

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      Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:29 AM

      Thanks, I've found out that you can't do a legal ceremony with him you would also need the judge. So we have decided to have a symbolic ceremony and legalize it when we get home. Thanks for his contact though we definitely want to use Pastor Rick for our symbolic ceremony.

      #23 mdb

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        Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:33 AM

        I'm not sure but I think you have to be legal prior to having a symbolic there. 

        #24 Aumuller

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          Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

          I'll look into that. I know that Dreams Palm Beach, my resort, doesn't require any documentation to do a symbolic ceremony but I will have to check with pastor rick if he does. I don't think you should have to be married before because after all its a symbolic ceremony.

          #25 islandbride8

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            Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:13 AM

            There is no waiting period or blood work required in the Dominican.

            #26 fmichelle

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              Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

              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.

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