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Help Regarding Riu Not Being Able To Get The Time We Want!

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I am just wondering if everyone who had been to destination weddings or have been married at resorts have had issues with their resort. We were originally booked on the 6th for a symbolic ceremony then recently got told from our parents they would like the legal ceremony down there. So we are running into the issue with us arriving on Sunday and this not counting as a business day that we have to wait till Thursday the 7th instead of the 6th now the only issue with this is the only time available on the 7th now is noon. I feel this is too early for us to get married. 

 

I am curious as to if anyone has gone somewhere privately off of the resort to get married or if this is even a thing as I would like a later time.

 

Thank you!!

 

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Hello,

We have a lot of brides on here who go off site, hopefully they can chime in for you.

 

Do you think you could speak to your parents and just explain the circumstance and how you would like to leave things 'as is' and have your legal back home?    

 

I say do what is best for you and your fiance.

 

Good luck!

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Of course people get married off the resort like at restaurants and villas and las caletas but IMO I would rethink that legal marriage there. Lots of money and a hassle. In the end it's yours and your FIs decision. My mom wasn't that excited about it but she realizes it's my choice. In the end to us it's paperwork at home so we can have more time to enjoy ourselves . Just a thought

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@@Julianne - There is a requirement to be in the country a certain amount of days before your legal marriage because you have to complete paperwork, get your blood tests, etc. I'm not sure how or if going off of a resort would change this requirement but it would not eliminate it completely. As previously mentioned, getting legally married in Mexico has the potential to be a pain and much more expensive. That being said, some still choose to go that route and have not had issues. We are doing symbolic, but I'm sure other brides on here could better speak to their experiences or plans with a legal wedding. Good luck!

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We're doing symbolic and I still have to wait the two business days even for a symbolic ceremony.

I wanted to have the ceremony mid-week but i'm having it the second last day because we fly in on a Thursday and we won't be in Mexico until mid Thursday (they won't count Thursday as a business day). We end up having to wait until the following Tuesday for the ceremony..

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That is weird, I've never heard of waiting for symbolic

I wonder if it's more that the resort needs time to prepare your selections with the vendors??

 

 

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@@nadiakat17 @@calgarybride2015 - The requirement for symbolic weddings is for planning purposes. Most resorts require 2+ full days to allow for a meeting and being able to get everything in order.

Yup! I just said that above too!! I think ours was that too but I married on day 5 so wasn't an issue.

 

 

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@@calgarybride2015 - Same here. We are getting in on Wednesday and married on Saturday. I could see why they do it, especially because I'm sure plenty of couples make some of their planning decisions at the resort during their meeting with the WC so they need time to prep everything. :)

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