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#1 CindyG

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    Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

    Ladies, I want to have the Catholic wedding at the church, but I know thats not going to be fully legal. Has anyone had both as I hear thats an option that they just add it on after? Comments, tips? Thanks

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      Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:21 AM

      Congratulations and welcome to the forums!  Lots of brides will actually do the "legal" part done back home. It is much easier and you don't have to get the paperwork translated. It is always an option.

      Best of luck with all your planning.






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      #3 JayKay

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      Posted 29 August 2011 - 11:32 AM

      Welcome.  Try searching for thread on that resort and you should be able to find more answers!! Happy planning!

      #4 Bride2B22

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        Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:48 PM



        I recently got married at the Royal in Cancun and had my catholic ceremony in the chapel at Gran Caribe.....My advise is: GET LEGALLY MARRIED AT HOME!! The ceremony alone is like 45-60 mins, and it looks LEGIT as can be since you have to sign some certificate, AND there's 2 witnesses that sign as well! No one will know if it's legal or not!


        If you have ANY questions feel free to PM me and i'll be happy to help! =)


        Do you have a date set??


        Originally Posted by CindyG 

        Ladies, I want to have the Catholic wedding at the church, but I know thats not going to be fully legal. Has anyone had both as I hear thats an option that they just add it on after? Comments, tips? Thanks


        #5 martin

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          Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:16 AM

          Hello CindyG

          Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

          It will be easier for you if you live this "legal" part at home.  

          Also will be ONE less thing to pay attention on. 


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          #6 eldiexs

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            Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:31 PM

            Welcome and Congratulations! I recommend you have the Civil Ceremony at home, however if you want to get Married by the legal way and the religious one at the same day is possible, most of the brides at the Riviera Maya done

            Best luck in the planning process


            #7 JoanneIreland

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              Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:57 AM

              Congrats and welcome to the forum!

              #8 mizpriya

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                Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

                Can someone speak to their wedding packages? I'd like to get an idea about that... I was slightly confused by their website :-S


                I'm either slow or my english isn't very good lol

                #9 Katiegirl6429

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                  Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

                  Hi Ladies!

                  I am also getting married at the Gran Caribe, Cancun July 2012!!   I wanted to get married at the outside chapel, is that what you are talking about?? If it is...They told me I was only allowed to get married in the chapel if (1) Both of us are Catholic, (my fiance is not) and (2) it MUST BE A CIVIL CEREMONY. meaning it has to be legal.  We are having a symbolic ceremony, so we are getting married at home first then going to Cancun. I was pretty bummed considering I fell in LOVE with the oceanfront chapel. But The gazebo will have to do!!


                  Happy Planning!!!


                  #10 Shay12

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                    Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

                    We are getting married there in one week!!!

                    My FI is not Catholic and it is fine. We had to be preped by my catholic church but other than that he was not required to be catholic.

                    We are doing the legal stuff when we get home.

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