You travel agent is right. If you get legally married in Ireland, you then cannot do a legal ceremony in Mexico.If you are worried about getting the legal aspect taken care of before you are surrounded by family and friends in Mexico, then you could wait until you get back to Ireland to get the paperwork done or you could do the legal in Mexico. My husband and I didnt want to bother with the blood tests either so we went down to the courthouse, signed the paperwork and had a justice of the peace do the a quick "ceremony". Because we didnt do the whole walk down the isle, white dress, surrounded by friends and all of our family, it did not feel at all like our wedding and we still use our wedding date in Mexico as our anniversary day. I was worried too that by getting married in the States before we went down to Mexico would make Mexico feel less special, but surrounded by all of our friends and family and having the white dress and reception are what to us, makes it a wedding. To tell you the truth, I dont even remember what day our marriage license says we "got married"on that's how much of an issue it isnt!
Originally Posted by Susannah
What do you think of this?? I have been dealing with a travel agent in Ireland for the last few months, and all along, she has being quoting us for 'The Moments that Matter Wedding Package' and then when we got the confirmation invoice from the UK, it says its for the Renewal of Vows Package. I have just queried that with the UK Travel Agent, and she said "as you will already be married you cannot have the wedding package, you will have the Renewal of Vows package. The ceremony is similar and it is the hotelâ€™s wedding co-ordinator who performs the Renewal as it is not a legal ceremony"
I have read so many reviews on here of people who had their civil wedding at home, then had a symbolic blessing in Mexico. I want our day on the beach to feel like our wedding day...
The reason, we have decided to have a civil wedding at home is to avoid blood tests, translations etc... But this is the first time anyone mentioned to me that we could not be 'married' if we are married here!!
Any thoughts input greatly appreciated