(Closed) DW- Wait for marriage certificate, now what? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you get married at the court house first in the states and then have a ceremony in Jamaica?  

Post # 4
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second kristiew417.  Get legally married stateside and then have your ceremony in Jamaica.

Post # 5
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree, much easier to have the legal stuff done in the US, since it always takes a while for them to recognize weddings in other countries.

Post # 6
2386 posts
Buzzing bee

We got married in the U.S. before our wedding in Mexico. Just made everything easier. 

And we don’t even count the courthouse wedding. The “anniversary” of it was a few weeks ago and we honestly forgot. We count our wedding as our anniversary. 

Post # 7
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are doing a legal ceremony when we return from our Destination Wedding. You could do it before or after just like the others have posted.

Post # 8
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We didn’t want to deal with the legalities of other states before our wedding “at sea”, so we are getting married in NYC or DC before we leave for our wedding. It might be easier for you. In some cities and states you can have your marriage certificate before you leave the courthouse–I know NYC is one of these cities.

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