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#1 purplekitten

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:04 AM

For those who have already had their destination wedding in Riviera Maya/Cancun, was your officiant secular or religious?

 

I want to make sure that God is included (read: mentioned) in my ceremony, but since the resoirt (Iberostar paraiso maya) chooses the officiant, I'm worried it will be a judge and the ceremony will be completely non-religious.

 

What was your experience with this?



#2 acw271011

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:54 AM

Your resort should give you the choice of the type of ceremony you want. They usually do because everyone's tastes are different. Definitely contact your wedding planner and ask. We absolutely had the choice when we got married in Jamaica, plus for our renewal we have the choice of how we would like the ceremony. I don't think I've seen anyone here that hasn't had some kind of choice of how much religion they want built in to their ceremony. there are even resorts with Catholic chapels onsite. Your WC is the best person to ask. They should also be able to give you an outline of how the ceremony will run, and you should have input into it. There are several brides to be here that are writing vows so it's definitely an option.


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#3 hellosassypants

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:14 PM

For those who have already had their destination wedding in Riviera Maya/Cancun, was your officiant secular or religious?

I want to make sure that God is included (read: mentioned) in my ceremony, but since the resoirt (Iberostar paraiso maya) chooses the officiant, I'm worried it will be a judge and the ceremony will be completely non-religious.

What was your experience with this?

If you tell your wedding coordinator on what you request, they will do it. We just had our DW on Friday and we got the officiant secular. We requested it to be non-religious and the resort was fine with that.

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#4 calgarybride2015

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:42 PM

I'm pretty sure I requested non religious on my sheet and all was good. They are fairly accommodating!!! But if you have concern I would defiantly contact your WC for clarification. Heck, before our ceremony started the minister asked me to take a deep breath and just confirmed quietly that we didn't have our own vows!!! They wanna make it perfect for you :)


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    Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:18 AM

    Welcome to our forum community, purplekitten - and Congrats on your upcoming dw at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya!!! as you've already seen, there's lots of great info, advice and support from everyone here :)

     

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    #6 ElizaS

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      Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:36 AM

      Were you able to have the religious ceremony you were looking for? I am interested in the same, getting married at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya in May 19 2017



      #7 Wafflesmom

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      Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:22 PM

      @ElizaS are you planning on a legal ceremony? We just had one last month at Moon Palace and we had the option of having the officiant read a prayer. My fiancé is not religious but I was brought up Catholic so we opted to have a short prayer read to bless our marriage.
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      #8 ElizaS

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        Posted 25 February 2016 - 09:38 AM

        @Wafflesmom I am going back and forth with which one. The resort requires you to arrive 4 days prior to the ceremony and complete a blood test for the legal ceremony, which is fine. But I would like to incorporate my religion I am Christian and would like a minister to wed us.






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