Originally Posted by cherri
Thanks ladies for your input... I am doing research for a civil ceremony in Dominican Republic but want to make sure it's legal in the states? I am nervous about doing it down there but it's really what I want to do... Do you guys have any advise?missroxy how did you decide to do a symbolic ceremony instead of a civil ceremony just curious if you don't mind...omg that is crazy news when is your wedding again... What are the odds that she would be due the same time.. Aww sorry to hear that but you will still have an amazing time and then you will get to come home and spend all the time in the world with the new bundle of joy... Good luck
I'm getting married in October (the 2nd). As for the symbolic wedding... at first I was into the legal procedure because I really wanted that day to be our official date. First thing that discourage me was that I would have to wait and see for the judge availability, at that time I wanted to reserve my date right away to be able to send my save the date. Second thing was that I didn't want to pay all the extra fees for translation of document, go to notary for some kind of declaration and then have to send our passports + 2 as witness at the embassy... and then once we are married, wait a good 6 months for the certificate to come by mail and then get it translated and then try and register it..... All of that, was too much for me to handle, I already have enough stress to deal with, I want everything to be smooth and simple. By getting married here, I don't have any translation to do, and I get my paper in a couple of weeks if not days.
Do what's best for you.... but keep in mind that you won't have your certificate quickly after the wedding.