(Closed) Destination Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you can have a Catholic ceremony in Mexico that the Church would recognize if you get the Bishop to give you permission and he send that authorization to the Catholic Diocese in Mexico three months before your wedding… You would have to find out the actually requirements, but you might not have to go through two ceremonies… Although, if that’s not an option, I would have your marriage convalidated after the ceremony in Mexico. 

Post # 4
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The marriage in Mexico will be recognized if its a Catholic Marriage – is the issue Civil vs Church Marriage?

Post # 5
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I may be wrong but I think church weddings in mexico aren’t legal.  I think people have 2 ceremonies: one civil and one religious.  I know that’s how its done in other latin american countries.

Post # 6
26 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

@akullot: I’m getting legally married before my actual day, but am simply having a “spiritual” ceremony in St. Kitts & Nevis among loved ones. Basically we are flying in our officiant and since he is ordained in the US, not in St. Kitts, he can’t legally perform marriages out there. The ceremony will be just as meaningful even though it isn’t “legal”. So since your local priest is very special to you, maybe you can do a private legal religious ceremony up in the States & when you get to Mexico, tell the “officiant” that you want the entire ceremony without the portion of “by the power vested in me -” mentioned (or whatever the terms are to make the marriage legally official in Mexico)

Post # 7
26 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am getting married at the Catholic Church in Negril Jamaica. We are doing our wedding prep at our home church and then getting married in Negil. It is legal and much easier than getting married in Mexico (I checked out many courntries). I also know that there are some resorts in Mexico that have Catholic Chapels on-site. I didn’t really want a resort wedding so I didn’t look in to it too closely. Maybe that is an option for you? Good Luch and Congratulations!

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