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Originally Posted by snowbeltchick View Post

 

Our friends were legally married here in Ontario before their ceremony in Punta Cana.  Of the group of friends that went, I think my fiance and I are the only ones who know.

 

I had no idea so many people are doing this.   Glad it's not weird because it seems to me that it avoids a lot of hassle and paper work so why not. 

 

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Recently I've been seeing people post issues abou not receiving their marriage certificate from the DR for months and months. There was on from my specific resort as well. Even though I feel sorry for these girls, especially after going through all the extra hassle to get married abroad and the extra money they spent, it makes me even more glad that we're getting the legalities out of the way here first. The sooner the legal is solidified, the better. Any other DR brides feeling the same way?

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We got legally married one year before our DW (Jan 12).  It was nice and simple. We had our witnesses and their significant others, it took about 5 minutes.

 

It was nice because she included something about how we were "actually" getting married next year.

 

"(Bride) and (Groom), today is a special day for you because you wish to be joined together in marriage.

 

In January 2012 you will be off to sunny and warm Mexico and you will celebrate your wedding ceremony with your family and friends on January 12 – one year from today.  At that time you will share your personal vows to each other and exchange your wedding rings."

 

Then she just did the

 

"If either of you, or anyone here present, can show just cause why you may not lawfully be married, now is the time to declare it.

 

and the do you take each others

 

 

And now by the power vested in me by the Province of Manitoba I pronounce you husband and wife.

 

You may have your first married kiss!"

 

 

I ordered a small amazing cake from a dessert place I love and splurged on the real champagne and we had some H'ordeurves.  It was very nice.  I definitely don't feel like I'm married, though every once in a while when its just us we'll mention being husband and wife and pretend we're sneaky spies. I thought I would be dying to tell everyone, but I'm really not.  We're still just us.  :D

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Originally Posted by Avens View Post

 

We got legally married one year before our DW (Jan 12).  It was nice and simple. We had our witnesses and their significant others, it took about 5 minutes.

 

It was nice because she included something about how we were "actually" getting married next year.

 

"(Bride) and (Groom), today is a special day for you because you wish to be joined together in marriage.

 

In January 2012 you will be off to sunny and warm Mexico and you will celebrate your wedding ceremony with your family and friends on January 12 – one year from today.  At that time you will share your personal vows to each other and exchange your wedding rings."

 

Then she just did the

 

"If either of you, or anyone here present, can show just cause why you may not lawfully be married, now is the time to declare it.

 

and the do you take each others

 

 

And now by the power vested in me by the Province of Manitoba I pronounce you husband and wife.

 

You may have your first married kiss!"

 

 

I ordered a small amazing cake from a dessert place I love and splurged on the real champagne and we had some H'ordeurves.  It was very nice.  I definitely don't feel like I'm married, though every once in a while when its just us we'll mention being husband and wife and pretend we're sneaky spies. I thought I would be dying to tell everyone, but I'm really not.  We're still just us.  :D

 

That's so sweet!!  It's lovely to see that the person marrying you both understood your arrangement.  I was thinking if I told ours that she'd think we're not seriously taking the marriage thing seriously, lol.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by Avens View Post

 

We got legally married one year before our DW (Jan 12).  It was nice and simple. We had our witnesses and their significant others, it took about 5 minutes.

 

It was nice because she included something about how we were "actually" getting married next year.

 

"(Bride) and (Groom), today is a special day for you because you wish to be joined together in marriage.

 

In January 2012 you will be off to sunny and warm Mexico and you will celebrate your wedding ceremony with your family and friends on January 12 – one year from today.  At that time you will share your personal vows to each other and exchange your wedding rings."

 

Then she just did the

 

"If either of you, or anyone here present, can show just cause why you may not lawfully be married, now is the time to declare it.

 

and the do you take each others

 

 

And now by the power vested in me by the Province of Manitoba I pronounce you husband and wife.

 

You may have your first married kiss!"

 

 

I ordered a small amazing cake from a dessert place I love and splurged on the real champagne and we had some H'ordeurves.  It was very nice.  I definitely don't feel like I'm married, though every once in a while when its just us we'll mention being husband and wife and pretend we're sneaky spies. I thought I would be dying to tell everyone, but I'm really not.  We're still just us.  :D

 

That's so sweet!!  It's lovely to see that the person marrying you both understood your arrangement.  I was thinking if I told ours that she'd think we're not seriously taking the marriage thing seriously, lol.  

 

 

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