Symbolic wedding in Riviera Mayan

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What is a symbolic, just-for-show wedding?  Is it a wedding, or is it not?

Wedding = officiant, marriage license, bride, groom, witness(es) as required

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

We are having a symbolic wedding in Mexico because we want to be married by a Rabbi, which is not legal there. The bloodworK, etc. is only needed to be legally married in Mexico. All you need is someone to marry you and thats it. Hope that helps!

Post # 6
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@carlypaige:  Essentially, a symbolic ceremony is the same as a vow renewal. You don’t need anything. You don’t even need a licensed officiant. 

Where in the Riviera Maya are you going? FH and I are looking there!

Post # 7
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@carlypaige:  Well, I knew what the definition of symbolic is….  ANYWAY.  Since it’s not going to be legal, you don’t really need to follow any rules.  Maybe have an important family member or friend officate your unity ceremony (for lack of a better word), and then have the real wedding back in Canada.  

Post # 8
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Well be careful, because in some places, “symbolic” weddings are illegal (Like in Florida)… You can’t get “married” without a marriage license. And noone is allowed to wed you if you don’t apply for a marriage license.

Post # 11
5248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@carlypaige:  I got married in Canada first then had a symbolic wedding in Cuba. I had to show my marriage license from Canada to have the symbolic wedding at the resort

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