agree with lgerry & Cherina.
We did our legal paperwork marriage a couple of weeks before we left. We went by the courthouse to see the judge on the way into work one morning. I think the judge was thrown off that we weren't dressed up lol We didn't exchange rings, though the judge did have us say the basic vows and kiss. It just wasn't a big deal for us (intentionally). Some of our friends knew we were legally married, but we didn't talk about it really. None of that took away from how special our wedding was in Mexico.
For us, our Mexico wedding date is our anniversary.
Originally Posted by lgerry
I agree, I think that there is no right or wrong answer to that. Do whatever feels right to you. We are doing our legal ceremony (and by ceremony, I mean just signing the papers) before we leave too, but we are not telling many people and we are not exchanging rings or anything. But as Cherina said, we are doing it that way because we are treating our Mexico ceremony as our anniversary and really our only ceremony.