(Closed) TWO Weddings?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@PrettyInInk_85: This is a dumb question, but have you checked into the requirements for getting a marriage certificate in Jamaica?  A LOT of Destination Wedding brides I’ve seen/read about get the legalities over with State-side (or whatever country they live in) and then have the “wedding” at their destination.

You could also do it that way: have the parents go with you to the courthouse (unless they’re like VA and give you a list of people to call who can perform the marriage and then go to wherever THEY are) and then just not tell anyone (swear the parents to secrecy) until AFTER the Destination Wedding.  

Call it a “technicality” if anyone says or asks anything….  the paperwork had to be filed here, and your parents went with you to do it…

Post # 4
Bee
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

We almost did this exact thing. We thought about doing a blessing ceremony back home but in the end people really just wanted to see my dress and party the night away. 😉

Post # 5
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PrettyInInk_85: Ditto what Ryna said. You will probably have to JOP it anyways before having the wedding in Jamaica. You could do a family only dinner afterwards as a small reception.

Post # 6
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7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

FYI, i got legally married in Jamaica and it was easy as can be. i only had to be there 48 hours before the ceremony and give a copy of our birth certificates.

and i think its fine to do 2 ceremonies.  but if your dream is the Destination Wedding, then i think getting legally married there makes it all the more special – at least it did for me.

Post # 9
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1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@PrettyInInk_85:  My friend is doing THIS EXACT THING!!!!  She married here, among all her friends and very little family (oh here meaning AZ)… now in October she is going to have a HUGE Reception in chicago, with her family and stuff and do that exact same thing.  Have the video played, then the dj introduce them.

That is such a cool idea I thought…

So maybe this is an option?

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