Post # 1
Having a destination wedding, but our priest wants to marry us before the wedding in Mexico. As part of the requirements for getting married in Mexico it says couples married in their country of origin cannot get married in Mexico. Since the church does not recognize our wedding in Mexico we’re getting married before we go. I have read others that do this, but never if they’ve run into problems when they try to get married in Mexico after getting married in the church. Any advice? Should I move it to after the Destination Wedding or does it not matter?? Help!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
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
The marriage in Mexico will be recognized if its a Catholic Marriage – is the issue Civil vs Church Marriage?
Post # 5
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
@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
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!