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#201 PuntaBride

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    Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

    Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

    Thanks Ladies!

    This was my exact logic, and for months I didn't think it would be a concern until it seemed to be the only complaint from 4 recent brides at my resort which of course made me nervous.  But our ceremony is the most important part. If we were getting married in the states, my brother would have officiated. We thought it would have been more special and personal to have him marry us than a stranger. And a part of me still believes this should also apply for the destination wedding.  My Fi is actually more adamant about our guests not knowing, especially his parents.

     

    I honestly think most people are excited that we're forcing them to take a vacation and our marriage is secondary with exception to our parents and best man and woman. And I think the only ones people who will question our choice to have a symbolic ceremony are my Fi's parents. His mom will feel emotionally slighted and his dad is just cheap and wouldn't understand why we're doing it. But I don't believe that anyone's decision to come would change based on whether or not our ceremony is legal. Most of our friends and family are pragmatic enough to understand if they were to find out or inquire (at lease the guests that we’re inviting).

     

    When it’s all said and done, this will be the day when my Fi and I publically profess our love and commitment. And if people think any less of it because it’s not legal, than maybe they shouldn’t come. I might have to talk with the Fi again. I think I just convinced myself that I want my brother to marry us.

     

    Your brother should definitely do it!!!  That would be so sweet and meaningful.  You go girl, fight the power!!!

     

    Honestly, it is too much of a worry to do the legal bits in Mexico.  I've heard there is a lot more involved.  You are doing the "stress free" option, which is how weddings should be :)



    #202 QuintanaV

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      Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

      So what are you ladies doing exactly? Are you doing a symbolic wedding and getting married in the states right before? We are still undecided on what to do as well.. My thoughts exactly on the symbolic ceremony is that it would be cheapened, and I dont want anyone to know its really not real.

       

      We also tossed the idea around of doing a church ceremony the weekend before we go to Mexico for those that can't make it, but I'm not so sure how I feel about that either...



      #203 ChocoTaco7568

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        Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

        Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

         

        Your brother should definitely do it!!!  That would be so sweet and meaningful.  You go girl, fight the power!!!

         

        Honestly, it is too much of a worry to do the legal bits in Mexico.  I've heard there is a lot more involved.  You are doing the "stress free" option, which is how weddings should be :)

        Thanks, that was just the vote of confidence I needed! I totally would have inserted smiley faces high-5ing, but oddly enough they don't have one.

         

        Originally Posted by QuintanaV 

        So what are you ladies doing exactly? Are you doing a symbolic wedding and getting married in the states right before? We are still undecided on what to do as well.. My thoughts exactly on the symbolic ceremony is that it would be cheapened, and I dont want anyone to know its really not real.

         

        We also tossed the idea around of doing a church ceremony the weekend before we go to Mexico for those that can't make it, but I'm not so sure how I feel about that either...

        We're definitely doing a symbolic ceremony. We never wanted to deal with the hassle of all the formalities and extra expense of getting married legally in Mexico. And as long as I can convince my Fi that we don’t need to put up a front for his parents, than my brother will officiate our ceremony. This shouldn’t require much convincing, but it still needs to be discussed.  And as of right now, we’re leaning towards getting legally married a day or two after we return from our the destination wedding. We want the entire process to be a fresh and first time experinece so we’re reluctant to legally marry before.



        #204 Dazeydawl

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          Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:47 PM

          OMG guys...TLC just called, they are casting my group for "Say Yes to the Dress"!!!! Beyond excited :smile123:

          Congrats!!!!!! That must be soooo exciting!! Hopefully you find 'the one'! Let us know the air date so we can all watch!

          #205 Shay4966

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            Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:49 PM

            OMG guys...TLC just called, they are casting my group for "Say Yes to the Dress"!!!! Beyond excited :smile123:

            CONGRATS!

            #206 Shay4966

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              Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

              Congrats!!!!!! That must be soooo exciting!! Hopefully you find 'the one'! Let us know the air date so we can all watch!

              Agreed...

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              #207 PuntaBride

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                Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

                Originally Posted by ChocoTaco7568 

                Thanks, that was just the vote of confidence I needed! I totally would have inserted smiley faces high-5ing, but oddly enough they don't have one.

                 

                We're definitely doing a symbolic ceremony. We never wanted to deal with the hassle of all the formalities and extra expense of getting married legally in Mexico. And as long as I can convince my Fi that we don’t need to put up a front for his parents, than my brother will officiate our ceremony. This shouldn’t require much convincing, but it still needs to be discussed.  And as of right now, we’re leaning towards getting legally married a day or two after we return from our the destination wedding. We want the entire process to be a fresh and first time experinece so we’re reluctant to legally marry before.

                 

                Make sure you check with your resort on this.  In Punta Cana I have to show them our marriage certificate when we arrive.  We have to be married before we go down.



                #208 ChocoTaco7568

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                  Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:13 PM

                  Make sure you check with your resort on this.  In Punta Cana I have to show them our marriage certificate when we arrive.  We have to be married before we go down.

                  We're good to go, but thanks for checking. My resort and Mexico for that matter, doesn't have this requirment. Strange that PuntaCana does.

                  #209 JennyBenz

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                    Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

                    That's amazing congratulations!!! You will love Kleinfeld's [if you're shooting at NYC location] it's beautiful!! Just don't let them pressure you off camera to buy anything! They tend to be very pushy and be sure to speak up if you're not happy with what they're pulling for you =)

                    Originally Posted by trivera5521 

                    OMG guys...TLC just called, they are casting my group for "Say Yes to the Dress"!!!! Beyond excited



                    #210 bride81

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                      Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:57 AM

                      I would love to see your shells when you get them.  Did you decide who is going to carry them?  

                       

                      I FINALLY finished my STD'S!!!!  People are loving the boarding pass.  Now, whats the next step?  Dress shopping?  When are you ladies sending out formal invites?






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