They tried to steal was original documents?
I know they needed the original copy of the things we got from the consulate. Had no issues getting our passports and birth certificates from them - in fact, they never kept them at all!
My WC said it would take 2-3 months before you get your marriage certificate.
Originally Posted by Evgal
UPDATE: Go for the symbolic ceremony and not the civil
Before arriving at the resort, they confirmed that they received all the proper paperwork. After the ceremony, they tried to steal our original documents which we finally got back the next day.
When we returned home, we decided to make a trip to the courthouse and get legally married. I'm glad we did. We received our marriage certificate immediately and I was able to use it to make all my legal changes (social security, passports, etc.) right away.
Its been over 2 months and I have not received my marriage certificate from DR and I doubt I ever will. The WC actually emailed me last week and asked me to mail my husband's original birth certificate to them so that they complete the process. WTH?!? Seriously...
I was so uptight with getting technically and spiritually married at the same-time but if I had to do it all over again I would have kept the same except make the DR ceremony into a symbolic one. I would have saved myself (and my family) a lot of stress, grief, and money. Don't be stubborn and stuck on the concept like I did.