(Closed) Um Surprise! We decided to…

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

First of all CONGRATULATIONS 🙂 how exciitng! I am so excited about the wedding but am sometimes finding myself thinking…ahh, how I’d love to run away in a cute little dress to city hall with my future hubby…just the two of us <3 hehe

I don’t know a lot about the laws but I did find this website that could be helfpul for you

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/2756-it-takes-more-than-i-do-to-marry-in-mexico

Post # 5
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888 posts
Busy bee

I just wanted to say – good for you!!!  I am happy for you.

Post # 7
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888 posts
Busy bee

@Shannon – Glad to hear you are keeping your original plan too!  ANd I’ll be sure to post my pics! Actually, we are thinking of having a meet and greet drinks party at Firefly and it was you who gave me the idea – so thank you!

You also may not know this but at my wedding, we will have been married nearly 2 years (city hall ceremony) – so we kind of did the same thing and it was a great decision for us. It’s fun to get two weddings!

 

Post # 8
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1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i think is a great idea. i dont know about being legal or not. that will be my first choice in a wedding but my fi wants the whole wedding… you guys will have a lot of fun.

Post # 9
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1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yay congrats! Don’t drink the water lol I would suggest talking to a travel agent, maybe not using one, but getting an idea of what you’ll need to do and everything to take.

Post # 10
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690 posts
Busy bee

As I’m leaving for Mexico on Friday for a week with my FI, this post briefly made me think “OMG we should get married while we are away”.

I know my cousin got married in Canada prior to going to Mexico for her destination wedding.  I’m not sure if it was because it WOULDN’T be legal here otherwise, or because it was a huge hassle to get it made legal here?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are eloping to MX also! We canceled our May 1st wedding and now are leaving May 31st for Riviera Maya and Secrets Maroma Beach. You can have a legal wedding in MX, but the requirements are tough. You have to have blood tests, wait 4 days after you arrive and there is a lot of paperwork. you also have to pay to have your marriage certificate translated. We decided to do the legal thing here right before we leave and do a symbolic ceremony there.

 

We also booked our trip through cheapcaribbean.com

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Usually, there are steps to make it legal. Most resorts will offer what is a “symbolic ceremony” which is not legal, but if you want it legal, you have to pay for th JOP to come and also provide documents. They send you your marriage certificate in the following weeks.
I don’t exactly know how it works for Mexico, but the symbolic ceremony is very common in the Dominican. Maybe you could check it out?

In our case, we made it legal there, and it was much simpler than if we’d have gone to Mexico..

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Oh, and Congrats! How exciting!!

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