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Oct 2012 Bride

Need so much help, I'm near to tears!!!

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Hi ladies.

 

Here is my issue. we originally planned to get married in the Dominican Republic. We reserved a room block, paid out deposits and everything. My sons father, who has not been in his life, refuses to sign the passport application. So now I need to go back to the drawing board and start over. I need to keep m,y costs no more than what I was spending before. I need help and ideas on resorts and wedding packages.

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I'm so sorry to hear this! Since he won't be able to travel internationally, are you thinking about now doing it in the states?

Is there a reason he won't sign the passport papers? I'm frustrated for you, but remember to breathe....it's your special day and as long as your son is with you, you'll have your dream wedding anywhere. Just need to make it happen with some tricks and magic...which you'll get off of this site i'm sure!

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Thanks. I'm a little more calm now. But it has definitely added to my stress level. He is really spiteful and likes to pay child like games.

 


I am looking at both US Islands and FL. But the pricing is soooo much different that the DR. The non-US islands include so much in the price. Now with the US I have to add up each and every single cost per item and service. Just too much. But I'm determined to get married on the beach, and still be wonderful. We've decided to still honeymoon in the DR as planned.

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Dear Oct 2012 Bride: Iam sorry to hear about your son...I would be shocked.....Have you considered Mexico to get married is closer  than  Dominican Republic....we have beautiful beaches too....here, if you need  advice in hotels or resorts I can give you a list of good resorts  with good wedding pricing!

Just trying to help

 

Thank you

Sandy

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Do you have sole custody? 

You can get a passport with just one parent, it's just a little trickier.  Here are the rules for it:

  • Appear in person with the minor
  • Sign Form DS-11 in front of an Acceptance Agent
  • Submit primary evidence of sole authority to apply for the child with one of the following:
    • Minor's certified U.S. or foreign birth certificate listing only the applying parent
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only the applying parent
    • Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent (unless child's travel is restricted by that order)
    • Adoption decree (if applying parents is sole adopting parent)
    • Court order specifically permitting applying parent's or guardian's travel with the child
    • Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent
    • Death certificate of non-applying parent

NOTE: If none of the above documentation is available, the applying parent must submit Form DS-3053 stating why the non-applying parent/guardian's consent cannot be obtained

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Tiseege - I have full custody but not sole legal custody. And that is the issue. i have been going back and forth between the court house and the passort agency. I filled a motion to change the court order from full custody to sole legal custody back in Novmeber. But if you know how the courts work, then yo uknow it take forever. I have yest to be assigned a court date. They are not assigning date until the last week in August. I could attemp to push the wedding back, but I wouldn't know until after we finally went to court and the judge granted the change when I can get the passort myself. And even then I would still need to give my guest enough of a notice to allow them to make arrangement, and request time off from work. Since i have no idea when this will be finish. My best option is to change locations.

 

Sandy Planner - We still need a get go to Mexico.

 

Thanks ladies for your help and concern. We decided to get married in Fort Lauderdale and honeymoon in the DR. This way we can still have the beach wedding and we don't lose any of the money we already paid out to the resort in Punta Cana.

 

The way I see it. When life gives you lemons. Then you turn around and make lemonade, lemon sherbert, lemon cookies, lemon candy and some lemon cake with lemon frosting.

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I like the Ft Lauderdale idea!!!  Super fun and still a great getaway for your guests :)

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Is there any chance you could post some details of what you've found in Fort Lauderdale with prices? I'm new to this, though I only want an inexpensive ceremony for two. I live here, though, so I could help with other local Fort Lauderdale info. Thanks.

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