My daughter and her fiance surprised us and recently got married (with a week's notice to close family and friends) in Mexico. Luckily her father and I were able to attend. We had planned on throwing a big reception in town for family and friends next month but have a dilemma. My daughter was extremely ill during her ceremony and really was depressed have her "Big Day" stolen. She wants to do a 2nd ceremony (at the reception site) and wants to apply for a marriage license here in the states so she will have a valid marriage certificate (in English) to send in to update her SS info, change her drivers license,etc. Is this legal? How do you word the second ceremony??? Her close friends and family know that a ceremony took place in Mexico. Any advice and opinions are greatly appreciated. I get such a intense emotional mixed message from women I have talked with. Her new husband just wants her to be happy....As do the rest of us...
How do you do two ceremonies??? One in Mexico/One Back Home
Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:54 PM
was it a legal ceremony in mexico? with 4 witnesses, blood tests etc? If so then she is already married in the states...simply has to hand in a certified vesion of the marriage certificate. In this case you could have a symbolic "wedding" without applying for a marriage license and needing a legal officiant
If it was a symbolic ceremony then it isnt legally valid and theres no reason why she cant apply for a marriage license in the states. Some people get annoyed by what they consider "re-do" weddings so may not take it seriously/may make snarky comments if thye consider her already married. hopefully your friends and family wont do that though!
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