Hi lauren4603! I, just like you have been previously married. We decided against the civil ceremony and decided to just do a symbolic wedding. Reasons being we didn't have to do blood work or worry about having all the proper paperwork. Plus once I did the math it's going to save around $600 which to us is a lot of money that could be used elsewhere. We are actually going to get married in Texas the day before we leave and just not tell any of our guest. My maid of honor will be the only one that knows since she's going to be our witness. I just feel like that was the easiest option for us. Good luck in deciding!!
Originally Posted by lauren4603
Hello, anyone thought of civil vs symbolic?? I am kinda torn between which to choose. On one hand I want everyone to witness our actual becoming of "man and wife" on the other I am nervous of all the proper paperwork (I am once divorced so I need extra paperwork), filing and whatnot in another country and want to be as stress free as possible. I have talked to people who have done both and still cannot choose. any thoughts?