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Punta Cana Brides Doing Symbolic Ceremony?...

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I agree, no since in having the friend be ordained if you will be doing all the legal work in your home state.. I wish we knew of someone that would be willing to preform our ceremony for us. I think my FI's dad would be my top pick and the FI refuses to even consider it. :o(    Maybe someone will come up in the next 11 months.. :o)

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Use Pastor Rick - we used him for our ceremony. He is excellent and all our guests commented on how good he was. He's very warm and definitely added to the experience. We actually did civil/legal route down there and all the necessary paperwork and while it was some work it was worth it and no matter what route you go I would definitely use Pastor Rick. He will make your ceremony special.

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Hi Ladies,

 

Do you have any information on the fee that Pastor York charges to perform a symbolic ceremony.  I would really like someone like him to personalize our ceremony and I cant think of anyone of my guest at this moment who can do it :(

 

Please advise:)

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Johns, Are you from Canada? My FI are getting married in Punta Cana and really want to do legal/civil ceremony but are struggling with what paperwork needs to be done and the total cost. We have heard it can be a total nightmare!!! I'm a bit stressed out over it!!! Any info you can provide us with would be sooo greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me at lil_munchkin3@hotmail.com and my name is Laura.

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We decided to do a symbolic ceremony because we wanted pastor Rick york to preform the service. He speaks perfect English is funny professional and so easy to get ahold of. As apposed to having a service provided by a judge there in Spanish and translated into English by a wedding Cordinator who im assuming also doesn't speak clearly. This was most important to OUR ceremony but everyone has different views!!! :) if you want to actually get married on that day you will have to get into contact with the Domincian republic embassy or consulate of Canada: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/dominican_republic-republique_dominicaine/consular_services_consulaires/Marriages-Mariage.aspx?view=d (I don't know to much about it since we never really did to much research) but I'm sure it's not cheap! All of your paperwork- birth certificate I'm pretty sure is the long form version you need and any prior marriage Devore papers name changes widow ect has to be legit translated in order for DR to recognize the marriage. So all of your documents have to be mailed there translated and both copies mailed back. Im pretty sure You have to arrive in the DR at least 3 full business days before your wedding day. Our resort has a fee of almost 500 for the legal ceremony I'm assuming for the judge and paperwork fees. Then once your home the DR will mail you your marriage certificate- side note I have a friend who got married in punta Cana July 2011 and didn't receive her certificate in the mail until 9 months later so all of the official name changing and what not got put onto hold) once you receive it then you ship that to Toronto as well to be translated and then once you have your English version back you can proceed to make it official here in Ontario. :) We are getting married 2 weeks before we leave for our trip just signing the paper at the court house it costs 350 bucks and then we dont have to worry about it. Its actually kinda funny to me some people gave me a hard time about getting married before we leave because "that's y they are coming on the trip, to see us get married) pshhhhhh because even couples getting married here you have to get your marriage license like a week ahead of time That's the legal binding marriage license and then all of the other paperwork done oN the day of the wedding in the church or whereever is the "symbolic" side of a marriage anyways. So that's my take on it lol you can obv see which side of the fence I sit on. Sorry for spelling and grammar mistakes!! im on my lovely (autocorrect every word) iPad

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Originally Posted by tkostiuk View Post

 

I just talked to someone who got married at the Majestic Colonial a few weeks ago in a symbolic ceremony and she said you wouldnt be able to tell the difference .

I would like to do a symbolic at Majestic Colonial ( it will be my 20th anni vow renewal). If she is on this board could you have her messge me, I would love to pick her brain.

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