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Hello ladies, I need some advise about getting married where I am from, then going to Mexico to do a symbolic ceremony! I want to know if anyone has done this and if it was a hassle to get married first and then go down there to do a ceremony? Any information would be helpful, I have been planing this for a while and want to have everything planned before booking a resort! Thanks so much and have a wonderful evening :)

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Hi RaeRae,

 

Welcome to BDW! Many brides (including myself) choose to do the symbolic ceremony in Mexico, and do the legal (paperwork) in their hometown.

 

Where do you live? The legal requirements for marriage differ by countries, and within the US, even by state or county.

 

Here in TX, it wasn't difficult to do the legal part, just a few steps and time invested. We had to go to the county clerk's office to get our license, book an appointment with a Justice of the Peace to legally marry us, and then return to the clerk's office to file the license/certificate (could have mailed it in, but I needed certified copies anyway for the name change). We did this a couple of weeks before we left for Mexico.


Our wedding in Mexico was the symbolic ceremony, and we wrote it ourselves. the minister was selected by the resort, and he followed our script as requested. We also had a certificate to sign as part of the ceremony, so our guests didn't even realize it wasn't legal. That part was super easy!

 

Hope that helps.

 

Originally Posted by RaeRae84 View Post

Hello ladies, I need some advise about getting married where I am from, then going to Mexico to do a symbolic ceremony! I want to know if anyone has done this and if it was a hassle to get married first and then go down there to do a ceremony? Any information would be helpful, I have been planing this for a while and want to have everything planned before booking a resort! Thanks so much and have a wonderful evening :)

 



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We will be having a symbolic ceremony in Cozumel and a small legal ceremony here in FL. This works out best for us as close family that is unable to join us in Cozumel can still be included in this ceremony. We are still planning, but I'm thinking we may follow this with a "Bon Voyage" party for everyone else unable to join in Cozumel.

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we will do legal a few days before our DW in Mexico.....we debating rather to tell anyone...don't wanna take

the joy from our parents/others if they knew we got married a head of time....   and we debating what date to celebrate

as our Anniv....so if we pick legal date then we will tell them later on...months later....

If we pick DW date...then it won't matter and we never have to tell...

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