Originally Posted by Happy2BMrsMills
Our wedding was ceremonial only. And it was beautiful! We waited to do the whole legal/courthouse thing until after we got back form Mexico. It just made it simpler to wait because then we didn't have to worry about the name change/passport stuff.
This is part of the reason I would am thinking having the legal ceremony after would be better for us also. If we were to have the legal ceremony prior to the destination wedding would we be required to have the name change completed on the passport before travel? Because I have read it can take up to 3 months for the marriage license to arrive..