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#51 RNtoBe

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    Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

    We have decided to get legally married here (Alberta) the day before we leave for Mexico, it seems a lot easier! 



    #52 lgerry

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    Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:40 AM

    We are also doing the legal thing in Canada before we leave for Mexico. Neither of us wants to deal with the hassle or extra costs. We've only told my mom & step-dad, and that will probably be it! 



    #53 maridr2012

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      Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:26 AM

      We get legally married in 2 days!  We're just going down to City Hall and having the Town Clerk perform the ceremony.  We aren't making a big deal of it at all..I'm working 1/2 day and then meeting him at the City Hall to do it before their offices close.  Then, we get married by a pastor in 3 wks at our DW.  I am kinda bummed though, because although we agreed not to tell anyone or make a production of the legal ceremony, my FI has to take a flight out of town immediately after the legal ceremony for work!  I was hoping he and I could at least go out to dinner, just the 2 of us and enjoy our little secret.  Oh well...I guess it could be worse?  



      #54 chantal09

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        Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

        The only people we told were parents and bridal party. Luckily both of our parents will fly down to witness and help with some DIY wedding projects haha! 



        #55 chantal09

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          Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

          Originally Posted by maridr2012 

          We get legally married in 2 days!  We're just going down to City Hall and having the Town Clerk perform the ceremony.  We aren't making a big deal of it at all..I'm working 1/2 day and then meeting him at the City Hall to do it before their offices close.  Then, we get married by a pastor in 3 wks at our DW.  I am kinda bummed though, because although we agreed not to tell anyone or make a production of the legal ceremony, my FI has to take a flight out of town immediately after the legal ceremony for work!  I was hoping he and I could at least go out to dinner, just the 2 of us and enjoy our little secret.  Oh well...I guess it could be worse?  

          Boo! Maybe you guys can celebrate when he gets back! Its hard for me too because I dont really want it to be anything special until our DW but I cant help wanting to get an outfit, and celebrate a little with our family.



          #56 Billandstina

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            Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

            I know this thread is slightly old but has anyone been able to "post date" their civil ceremony so the documents have the date of the DW (and "real" wedding) on the legal documents? Is this done? FI and I want to do the legal stuff here before but I would love for the documents to say the day we're getting married in Mexico...wishful thinking I'm sure but I was curious if anyone had tried to get this done?

            #57 RNtoBe

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              Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

              Originally Posted by Billandstina 

              I know this thread is slightly old but has anyone been able to "post date" their civil ceremony so the documents have the date of the DW (and "real" wedding) on the legal documents? Is this done? FI and I want to do the legal stuff here before but I would love for the documents to say the day we're getting married in Mexico...wishful thinking I'm sure but I was curious if anyone had tried to get this done?

              I think I understand what you mean but I'm not sure that it is possible. Whoever legally marries you is legally bound to vouch and prove correct information like date and place. I could be wrong but this is my understanding of the legal part. 



              #58 Billandstina

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                Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

                I'm guessing that would be the way it is...just figured it doesn't hurt to ask if someone's been able to do it ;)

                #59 AllieH

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                Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

                hi! for some reason your question stuck with me last night, and I was mulling it over all night (I know, weird - blame my anxiety...). Where are you doing your legal marriage/paperwork? US?

                 

                I know here in the US, every state's laws about who can perform the legal ceremony are different. BUT..I was wondering if you have a friend who gets their marriage license (in some states it's an ordained minister - very easy to obtain online! or a notary public in other states), I bet you could get your marriage license in the city/county/state where you will file it, and have your friend/guest at the wedding sign off on it the day of your Mexico ceremony. then just file it with the appropriate govt. office (do they necessarily have to know EXACTLY where it was signed..? hmmm maybe not). You'd have to look into the timing of getting the license and the deadline to file it - for instance, TX has a 30 day limit on the license, so if you don't get married w/in 30 days of the issue date, it expires.

                 

                anyway - just trying to think out of the box, while still meeting any legal requirements that you'd need to get married. hope that gives you some ideas!!

                 

                 

                Originally Posted by Billandstina 

                I'm guessing that would be the way it is...just figured it doesn't hurt to ask if someone's been able to do it

                 

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                #60 karyc

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                  Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

                  yeah we are doing a legal ceremony in the states






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