Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013
I actually looked on the resort website for ya, the FAQ s say this-
What is the difference between legal (civil), religious and symbolic ceremonies?
Only a civil ceremony is legally recognized. A religious ceremony has no legal bearing and does not replace in any way the binding legal civil marriage. A renewal of vows or religious ceremony is a symbolic ceremony. It is performed by a non-denominational minister. (Please note that Catholic ceremonies cannot be performed outside the church). The bride and groom will receive a symbolic marriage which is not legally.
So basically everyone here is right including your TA. They are the Same thing, but I would still figure you could get a wedding package with food and ect...
Hey Tulumbride2013 Yep, I saw that on the website myself, but appreciate you looking that up for me )) ... I've been looking at the website every other day before we finally made our decision to go for Now Jade
I think with me, its the fact that it is called a 'renewal of vows' on our invoice, rather then a 'Symbolic Ceremony'.... And the fact that the TA in the UK has said we cant have a wedding package as we will be already married. All along, the TA in Ireland has been saying we can have the non-denominational/symbolic wedding ceremony, after we have our civil wedding at home, to save on expenses, translations etc...
This is also from the Now Jade website brochure.
W E D D I N G C E R E M O N I E S
SYMBOLIC OR NON DENOMINATIONAL
This ceremony focuses on love, marriage, family and society.
Mexican law does not consider this ceremony legally valid. No
documentation or blood tests are required.
CIVIL OR LEGAL CEREMONY
This ceremony is performed by a judge and focuses on family
and respect for the couple. A list of requirements must be met in
order to be legally married under Mexican law.
It is only going to be myself & fiance going over, so we just wanted what we thought we were going to get:-
Your Moments Wedding Package $949 or Complimentary (minimum 7 night stay or 5 rooms booked for a minimum 3 night required)
- Services of a judge or minister
- Choice of wedding ceremony location
- Bouquet for the bride
- Boutonniere for the groom
- Dedicated wedding coordinator
- Preparation of the brideâ€™s gown and groomâ€™s tuxedo/suit
- Wedding cake
- Sparkling wine toast
- Romantic turndown services that evening: rose petal drawn Jacuzzi bath, bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
- Late check-out for the bride and groom (upon request)
- 20% off spa treatments
I know its not a huge difference, but still...
Soul Mates Vow Renewal Package
2012/2013 Selling Price: $499 USD
This romantic package includes:
- Service of a dedicated on-site wedding coordinator
- Renewal of Vows Ceremony
- Sparkling wine toast for two
- Certificate of Renewed Vows
- Special dining arrangements for two the evening of the ceremony
- Romantic turn-down service
- Honeymoon & Anniversary package
This package is complimentary when booking the Preferred Club Ocean View or higher for a minimum 5-night stay.
I don't get a bouquet, we have to pay additional charges for getting our wedding clothes prepared & the wedding co-ordinator performs the ceremony... Is that who they consider a non-denominational minister?? And all along our quotes included these things..
I want Mexico, to be our wedding day, not the day we renewed our vows