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#1 hiccups

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    Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:18 AM

    I plan on getting married first in Toronto, Ontario before going to Jamaica (ROR) for the symbolic ceremony and reception.  I was told that I need to forward my marriage certificate to the resort 15 days prior to arrival. I read online that you would have to apply for the marriage certificate in Ontario but it doesn't say how long it takes for them to issue it....does anybody know?!  My dilemma is that my future mother in law will be coming to Toronto from out of town 2-3 weeks prior to all of us leaving for Jamaica and we want her to be here when we do our legal ceremony.  I'm afraid that we may not have time to wait on her to be here for the legal ceremony and to forward our marriage certificate to the resort.  Has anyone experienced providing their documents when they arrive to resort as oppose to forwarding it to them before arrival?  Are they very strict with this policy?



    #2 JennandMike08

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      Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:33 AM

      I'm due to ROR in two weeks. My legal ceremony is this Thursday. I was told by the Coordinators that for a symbolic ceremony I could just bring the marriage certificate with me instead of mailing it in prior.



      #3 yumyum90

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        Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:35 AM

        I got legally married before going, even though I brought a copy of the certificate the coordinator didn't ask to see it nor did anyone contact me before hand to say that they would need it before I got married. Maybe she forgot to ask me for it.



        #4 hiccups

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          Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:02 AM

          Thanks for the replies. 

           

          I guess now my other question goes to brides from the Toronto area.  I read online that right after the legal ceremony, they give you a record of solemnnization which has our names and date of marriage, etc but it's not the actual marriage certificate.  I would have to apply for the marriage certificate afterwards.  Is the record of solemnization sufficient or do I have bring the marriage certificate to the resort and how long does it take for me to obtain the marriage certificate?!  I'm hoping also that the resort will forget to ask me!



          #5 Jamaica Jenn

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            Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:34 PM

            This is similar to the problem I am having. As all you out there from Ontario know - we do not have our father's names on our birth certificates. It took me so long to get an answer about what to do in that situation that I now have like a week to find and notary and courier my paperwork down there for my October 14th wedding. I thought destination weddings were supposed to be less stressful! We contemplated getting married here first to solve that issue but that brings up another stack of issues as well.....



            #6 Mrs. LowUFO

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              Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:57 PM



              Originally Posted by Jamaica Jenn 

              This is similar to the problem I am having. As all you out there from Ontario know - we do not have our father's names on our birth certificates. It took me so long to get an answer about what to do in that situation that I now have like a week to find and notary and courier my paperwork down there for my October 14th wedding. I thought destination weddings were supposed to be less stressful! We contemplated getting married here first to solve that issue but that brings up another stack of issues as well.....



              What was the answer to whether your father's names to be on the birth certificate? Ours don't either, but we want to have our legal ceremony in Jamaica.

               



              #7 Jen1407

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                Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:01 AM

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                Originally Posted by Mrs. LowUFO 





                What was the answer to whether your father's names to be on the birth certificate? Ours don't either, but we want to have our legal ceremony in Jamaica.

                 


                I had to order the long form birth certificates through Service Ontario for both myself and FI, cost was $35 per person, received them within a week although they say there is a 15 business day turn around.  This form is actually what your parents would have filled out in the hospital when you were born.  All we will need to do is photocopy the birth certificate and take that to get notorized.  I wouldn't notorize the original as the government will only issue a certain number of birth certificates to you.
                 



                #8 Jamaica Jenn

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                  Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:53 AM

                  We were told that it won't be a problem about the father's names as they see that a lot. Just send down the notarized copies of the actual birth certificate and we should be all set to go!






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