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Legal License In The States

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#1 Defcon888

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    Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:16 AM

    My fiance and I are getting married in May in Cabo....very excited. We are only having a ceremony down there and legally getting married here in California because I don't want to go through all the trouble down there (blood tests, translations etc.). My fiance and I are ok with that too.....our question is is this. How many days in advance should we get "pre-married"?. I know you have to show your "legal" license when you get a ceremonial wedding. I don't want to get married a month in advanced if I don't have too. I was thinking a week or 2 n advanced. My fiances' sister is a ordained minister and would probably do the legal one her as well as the ceremonial one in Mexico.....we don't know.


    I thank any suggestions and comments.

    #2 Priti

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    • Wedding Date:May 5, 2013
    • Wedding Location:Iberostar Paraiso Maya

    Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

    I don't think you have to show proof of marriage if it is just a symbolic ceremony. I was going to get legally married in mexico too but changed my mind due to the cost and stress of translations fees etc. I am thinking of doing it the day before we leave

    #3 trbutler

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    Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

    I'm doing the same thing...getting actually married in Aruba is expensive and it is just easier to do it at home.  We have decided that even though we are actually getting married in the states on a different date, we are going to make the date in Aruba our date we celebrate.

    #4 kbride2014

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      Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

      I would say a week or two before is ideal!

      #5 amy330

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      • Wedding Date:June 21, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Dream Riviera Cancun
      • LocationPuerto Morale, Mexico

      Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

      We're getting married a month before

      #6 kellisbaby

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      • Wedding Date:January 12, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Excellence Punta Cana
      • LocationBay Area, CA

      Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

      I think probably 2-4 weeks in advance for us.  It's up in the air right now though, as we're long distance.

      #7 Mandiesue

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      • Wedding Date:April 1, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Dreams La Romana
      • LocationDominica Republic

      Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:31 AM

      I really want to do the legal ceremony in the DR. I feel horrible to ask all those people to travel with us and it not to be real.

      #8 iberostarbride

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        Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:03 PM

        we just got married so we did 2 weeks before!

        #9 EmmaBrown

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          Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:51 AM

          Did anyone do anything to celebrate, or did you just treat it as a legal proceeding?

          #10 jackielemman

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          • Wedding Date:October 12, 2014
          • Wedding Location:Moon Palace, Cancun
          • LocationCancun, Mexico

          Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

          We got married 7 months prior. We are choosing not to celebrate and are not announcing it to family. We don't want the moment ruined. It was purely legal for us.

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