Hey MP ladiesssss!! I'm a 2012 Playacar Palace bride, but love reading your thread since they're both Palace Resorts. I'm happy to report that I got my contract for 1/6/12! Yaaaaa! Quick question, I just e-mailed my WC about a couple things, and I wanted to see if any of you had asked/or had answered the following questions:
1. Can we still have the symbolic ceremony in Playacar, if we ARE NOT YET legally married in the US? I am asking this because the 877-line stated that we would not be required to present a marriage certificate in order to have our symbolic ceremony, but that we would just not receive the honeymoon package. I noticed in the marriage contract, a marriage cert is listed as required. We were looking to do the legal paperwork here in the states upon our return rather than beforehand so that it would not take away from the symbolic ceremony in Mexico, which we would consider our wedding day.
2. Can we have someone other than the minister perform our ceremony? We have a friend who we would like to preside over our ceremony. If this is something we can do, does he need to bring with him any paperwork? If so, what?
3. It also states on the wedding contract that NO outside vendors such as photographers are allowed. It was my understanding that if they were a guest of the resort (mine would be a guest for at least 3+ nights) that they would be allowed. Could you please clarify this for me?
The 877-line had answered questions #1 and #2 as yes - we could get married afterward, and we could have anyone we wanted to preside over the ceremony, and they wouldn't need any type of paperwork. I didn't even as about #3, because I thought as long as they were a guest, it wouldn't matter - in this case, it's my best friend, so she would be there the duartion of my stay too probably. My fianc© and I will be getting legally married here in the US and having the symbolic ceremony at Playcar Palace â€“ something that our guests will not know about. As far as they are concerned, the wedding in Mexico will be a legal ceremony.
Thanks ladies, and CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!