Post # 1
Fiance and I are having a Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen next month. To bypass paperwork and residency requirements in Mexico we’re having our legal ceremony in a courthouse on Friday.
I was curious if we should exhange rings at the legal ceremony. We’re not going to wear our rings until after our Destination Wedding but told Fiance that maybe we could give in and wear them Friday after our ceremony.
Is it weird to exchange rings twice – at both the legal and Destination Wedding ceremonies? Or should we just wait for our DW? Anyone else who was in the same situation?
Post # 3
My husband and I did the ring exchange, but we also chose to wear the rings after as well. We just took them off for the wedding to do the ring exchange again. 🙂
Post # 4
Hmm, maybe I’ll give in and wear our rings after the legal ceremony as well. And just take them off before we leave for Mexico…who knows.
Post # 5
My husband and I did the same exact thing as dodgercpkl and we loved it since we already felt married after our legal ceremony:)
Post # 6
We wore ours after the legal part, and he will just take it off before the ceremony. I took mine off this weekend–so 10 weeks without the wedding band. (BUT I do have an engagement band now, so I’m not completely ringless.)
Post # 7
Hmm I don’t think I personally would exchange rings if I had to have a legal ceremony beforehand. It would make me feel like that was my “real” wedding, instead of the one to come. I would just want to remove as much of the emotional ties to it as possible and save them for my actual wedding to avoid making it feel less special. But that’s just me!
Post # 8
This is an interesting question – Fiance and I are doing a courthouse ceremony a week or so before our wedding because we wanted my dad to marry us but he’s not ordained in OH (and the state has pain in the ass rules about who can marry you). I hadn’t thought about the ring thing yet. I think we’ll probably wait, too, since we’re considering our ceremony with our friends and family to be our “real” wedding.
Post # 9
I was a witness for friends who had a legal ceremony. They just wanted to have the paperwork done and didn’t exchange rings. They are choosing to do it during the Destination Wedding where they consider that their real wedding day.