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#11 becks

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:10 AM

We're planning on going to city hall before we go to Mexico, and then having a symbolic wedding there.

For us, it is to a large degree about piece of mind. The last thing we want to have happen is find out there was some tiny little glitch in the process and that our marriage wasn't legal. Since most of the documentation will be in Spanish, it just seemed easier.

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#12 LeXiee

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    Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:24 AM

    Quote:
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    In orangeville you can just get the city clerk to do it.

    check out this link: http://www.orangevil....pplication.pdf

    That's how it works here anyway, you can have someone special (who's qualified) or just the town clerk. It takes 10 weeks they said to get the marriage cert (which we need to get the symbolic wedding for free) so time is ticking!!
    Deb.... Julissa told me they don't need any documents to perform the symbolic ceremony.... we can even get legally married AFTER when we return from Ocean Blue. I spoke to another bride.. and Julissa never asked to see the documents.

    #13 Debs

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      Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:49 PM

      Ok thanks girls for letting me know we didn't need the documentation! That takes a load off, knowing we aren't under the gun like that! Whew!

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        Posted 13 January 2008 - 01:54 PM

        Also interesting to note it doesn't cost the same everywhere.. interesting!

        #15 LeXiee

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          Posted 13 January 2008 - 03:44 PM

          Quote:
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          Ok thanks girls for letting me know we didn't need the documentation! That takes a load off, knowing we aren't under the gun like that! Whew!
          I still recommend you ask Julissa and print the answer she gives you... just in case it changes once you get there :) That's what I will be doing :)

          BTW, Julissa told me that we ''could'' tip the person will be be playing the part of the judge....she told me that most Resorts charge around $300us to do it. I spoke to a bride that got married there and she said Julissa recommended she tip the person $40us. :) Hope this helps :)

          #16 ccsquinty

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            Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:29 PM

            here is the info as far as i was told when i called city of mississauga:

            1. marriage license ($135)
            2. city clerk to perform your civic ceremony ($250; $300 if outside business hours)
            3. 30 minute use of the chapel or garden at the civic centre ($65)

            i think that is all.

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            so are you getting married here before you go? I have been calling around all morning trying to figure out what we need to do...are you going to the justice of the peace, would you mind sharing the details, I am getting no where with the city of brampton and mississauga...


            #17 Debs

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:51 AM

              I did confirm with Julissa at Ocean Blue that you dont need documents. We decided to do the civil ceremony when we get back. I think psychologically it will be better LOL!

              #18 Copita

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                Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:06 PM

                Civil ceremony first and then symbolic ceremony in Punta Cana.

                We are saving $ also on the 'symbolic package' too which is great.

                #19 twinkletoes

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                  Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

                  I think we have finally decided to do the symbolic ceremony as well, just not sure before or after. In the end, it just saves us time, money, and less stress!
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                  #20 cheribeth

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                    Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

                    We are dong the symbolic as well.

                    We rented a private small function room at the Common Man for this Saturday night and the JP is meeting us there.

                    Both our parents and my cousin and his wife will be present. We are not telling the rest of the family. They will just think we are getting married on the island.




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