(Closed) DW in Mexico – Did you have your own ceremony? Vows? HELP PLEASE!!!

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We got legally married in Mexico.  We had to do a blood test the day before. We did a civil ceremony where the judge did most of the talking but we were also given the chance to read vows to each other. =) 

Generally their judge’s script can’t be customized but you can add in your own vows.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve heard that you if you really want control over what is said then you  need to have the symbolic ceremony.  Why not just do the legal paperwork when you get back from Mexico? 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@WithBrio12:  i heard that the legal ceremony has to be in spanish but you are allowed a translator. there are a bunch of requirements but im doing legal and catholic on the same day. just figuring out what i need at the moment

what town are you getting married in?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@WithBrio12:  The judge spoke English. =)

She would say some words, then we would sign the certificate.  Then she would say some more.  We’d exchange vows and rings.  Then she said one passage and pronounced us husband and wife.  Kiss and that’s it!

 =) We chose a secular civil ceremony.  It wasn’t more or less work, more or less money than getting married at home. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

One other suggestion that I don’t know if I’d really recommend, but I saw someone say they were doing it: you could have someone in your party get authorized to marry you and sign the marriage certificate.  Bring the certificate with you to Mexico and have them sign it there saying that you were married on that day.  Have the certificate filed when you return home.  This way your marriage certificate will state that you were married the same day you had the ceremony performed in Mexico.

I see the appeal of doing something like this – but I also don’t like lying about something so important.  I don’t know :/

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@WithBrio12:  oh that sounds lovely!I guess you just have to wait and see who is elected. I do get where your father is coming from, but it would definitely be less hassle to arrange everything at home and then do the “symbolic” ceremony

we’re getting married in cancun, we have to be legally married in mexico as we live here (fi is mexican and ive moved to monterrey to be with him)but im trying to avoid having a normal sized monterrey wedding of 300+ people!

im trying to do the catholic ceremony in english, but not so worried about the legal ceremony – we saw our friends one and it was literally just signing papers and over in ten mins. im sure you can add vows in there somewhere though!

so far ive figured i need an apostilled birth certificate possibly translated, and possibly a civil registry thing saying ive never been married (and if so apostilled and translated). the catholic bit has a whole host of extras!

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