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I will definitely be bringing some things with me.  Mostly OOT bags and some decorations (place cards, tulle pomanders I'm making to line the aisle chairs, etc).  I'm have a huge roller board that I think will hold all the OOT stuff (hopefully its' not over the 50 lb max), and I'll make FI check a bag of stuff too.  My parents are taking a few things, which is tricky since I'm in NY and they're in TX, but I'm just taking them things in batches as I visit home.

 

I'm wondering if anyone has put together or seen a pre-travel brochure to send to guests and/or include in the OOT bag.  I keep thinking about putting one together and getting overwhelmed.  I just want to include a wedding weekend timeline, a map of the various resorts, some info on excursions, restaurants, etc., and don't even know where to begin.

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I'm technically getting married in Grand Cayman, although it is actually going to be onboard the Carnival Paradise while we are in port in Grand Cayman.  So something I have been wondering and wasn't sure if it was answered already.  With a Grand Cayman marriage certificate, I know it will be recognized in the US, but does anyone know if you have to go record it in your local courthouse?

 

Someone mentioned that to me but I wasn't sure and honestly haven't checked out the formalities of it all yet with my local county.

 

Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by didir1010 View Post

 

I'm technically getting married in Grand Cayman, although it is actually going to be onboard the Carnival Paradise while we are in port in Grand Cayman.  So something I have been wondering and wasn't sure if it was answered already.  With a Grand Cayman marriage certificate, I know it will be recognized in the US, but does anyone know if you have to go record it in your local courthouse?

 

Someone mentioned that to me but I wasn't sure and honestly haven't checked out the formalities of it all yet with my local county.

 

Thanks!!

I think it depends on where you live.  Here in NY, I know they won't record it, but it may vary by state.  Just for example, this is from cityclerk.nyc.gov:

 

Q. Can I register my Marriage Record from another jurisdiction with your offices?

A. No. We do not register marriages performed in jurisdictions outside of New York City in our offices. We only maintain marriage records where the Marriage License was obtained in one of our offices. While some other countries require their residents to register any marriage performed elsewhere in their local registry, New York City does not.

 

We're thinking more and more that we may just get legally married before we leave.  At first I thought that took some of the romance away, but I think it would make things so much easier when we get back.

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Originally Posted by agm04 View Post

 

I think it depends on where you live.  Here in NY, I know they won't record it, but it may vary by state.  Just for example, this is from cityclerk.nyc.gov:

 

Q. Can I register my Marriage Record from another jurisdiction with your offices?

A. No. We do not register marriages performed in jurisdictions outside of New York City in our offices. We only maintain marriage records where the Marriage License was obtained in one of our offices. While some other countries require their residents to register any marriage performed elsewhere in their local registry, New York City does not.

 

We're thinking more and more that we may just get legally married before we leave.  At first I thought that took some of the romance away, but I think it would make things so much easier when we get back.

You are still going to be legally married if you just get married in the Cayman Islands.  The State of NY just will not be maintaining your marriage record. You'd have to keep certified copies of your marriage record from the Cayman Islands  with you personally and if you for whatever reason need to get more certified copies of it, you'd have to get it directly from the Cayman Islands marriage records department.  They don't require you to register your marriage from another country in many states as it is sort of redundant.  Your marriage in the Cayman Islands is valid in all of the United States including the District of Columbia. 

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ALSO: That statement from the NYC site means that if you got married in Buffalo, NY they still won't maintain your marriage record.  It has nothing to do with the legal validity of the marriage, simply that they don't maintain your marriage record in the city of new york.

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

You are still going to be legally married if you just get married in the Cayman Islands.  The State of NY just will not be maintaining your marriage record. You'd have to keep certified copies of your marriage record from the Cayman Islands  with you personally and if you for whatever reason need to get more certified copies of it, you'd have to get it directly from the Cayman Islands marriage records department.  They don't require you to register your marriage from another country in many states as it is sort of redundant.  Your marriage in the Cayman Islands is valid in all of the United States including the District of Columbia. 

Yep!  I just meant it will be easier in terms of name change (if we get married legally here first, it's REALLY easy), and anything else that requires documentation of marriage.  And that it will be easier to get copies in the future, etc.  I'm not strongly attached to it either way, just seems like it will make life a little easier for us.

 

I used the term "legally married here first" as a distinction from like a ceremony.  Here we can opt to do it by contract, so all we do is sign and that's it.  It won't feel like a "wedding" to me, and I'd still use the Cayman wedding as anniversary date, etc.  We'll just have to decide!

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

ALSO: That statement from the NYC site means that if you got married in Buffalo, NY they still won't maintain your marriage record.  It has nothing to do with the legal validity of the marriage, simply that they don't maintain your marriage record in the city of new york.

I think her original question was whether or not she *had* to go record it in her local courthouse, which is what I was responding to.  Definitely understand that our marriage is legal regardless of local records.

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Originally Posted by agm04 View Post

 

I think her original question was whether or not she *had* to go record it in her local courthouse, which is what I was responding to.  Definitely understand that our marriage is legal regardless of local records.

ahh I got it.  I just got thrown off by the legally married part in NYC.  msnwink.gif

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Thank you both.  I had heard something strange about the fact that because we are both US Citizens it isn't the same as 2 Cayman Island citizens who move to the US who were married in the Caymans. 

 

I'm not going to stress over it. I mean obviously lots of people are doing destination weddings and their marriages are valid since we would have heard the uproar over it if there was an issue.  PLUS I have TONS of other things to stress about!! Lol.

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Thank you both.  I had heard something strange about the fact that because we are both US Citizens it isn't the same as 2 Cayman Island citizens who move to the US who were married in the Caymans. 

 

I'm not going to stress over it. I mean obviously lots of people are doing destination weddings and their marriages are valid since we would have heard the uproar over it if there was an issue.  PLUS I have TONS of other things to stress about!! Lol.

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