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Friday, August 19, 2011

THIS IS A DESTINATION WEDDING MUST READ POST!

DEAR BRIDE & GROOM:

You have decided to have your destination Wedding abroad.
This is NOT to be a legal or religious obstacle.
You can have your wedding as easy as you want it to be.
The secret: PLANNING

R E M E M B E R

You will need to know what the legal requirements are to

get married at your destination.

Your destination wedding expert knows all of the legal requirements

for the locations you are looking to get married at.


I am a Riviera Maya and cancun DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERT

so I will simplify in one post all requirements you need to know if planning a

DESTINATION WEDDING IN MEXICAN PARADISE:



Civil Wedding Ceremony

The Judge's vows are set and cannot be changed.

photo by http://delsolphotography.com/blog/


Legal requirements for a civil wedding:


• Copy of passports and tourist card ( issued at the airport upon arrival).

• Divorce papers, if applicable

• Blood test for V.D.R.L., H.I.V. and R.H. and health certificate, (the blood tests must be done in Mexico within 7 days before the wedding.)

• 4 witnesses:

Must be over the age of 18 and be present during the ceremony in order to sign the marriage certificate.

• Completed application form. (we will compete the application form for you). Once legally married, you will receive a certificate, but the legal act, called "Acta de Matrimonio", will be sent to Chetumal, the capital of the state in order to be annotated.

Once we receive the authorized copy we will send it to you via Fed Ex. This will take maximum 3 months.The ceremony can be performed in English or Spanish.

Approximate length 20 minutes



Mayan Wedding Ceremony
If you are planning your vow renewal or your wedding as a pure ancient blessing of love this is the right solution for you.This beautiful land offer you the perfect landscape to create the magic atmosphere for a Mayan Ritual.

This is the Ancient Mayan ritual that will start with the cleaning of the ceremony area, thanks to the Copal Tree (Mayan incense) and the sound of the Mayan Shell called "Caracol" (big horn-shell). Permission to the 4 cardinal points and the 4 elements is asked and the mayan ancient blessing will start. No documents are required.

The ceremony can be performed in English or Spanish.

Approximate lenght 45 minutes.



Symbolic Wedding Ceremony (sand ceremony)
The symbolic ceremony is a touching way to renew your vows,

or If you have already been married in your own country.

YOU MAY WRITE YOUR OWN VOWS.

• Religious ceremony (performed by a minister) No documents required.

The ceremony can be performed in English or Spanish.

Approximate length: depends on the kind of ceremony.


Catholic Wedding Ceremony
A Catholic wedding in Mexico is approved as official when all the proscribed documentation and requirements have been fulfilled. Catholics can be married in local Riviera Maya churches.

photo archive from Santa Maria del Secreto Chapel


Requirements for Catholic Wedding:First of all you need to contact your parish, priest or deacon and ask him about marriage preparation. He will be in charge for your marriage preparation and instruction. It is suggested to start all the preparation minimum 6 months prior the wedding date. You must complete your Pre-Cana classes, the required pre-marriage courses, and the Pre-Cana certificate is required 60 days prior to the wedding. The permission from your parish priest to get married outside of your parish. This permission must be approved by your parish's diocese.A current original copy of the Baptismal certificate of the Catholic party. The completed Pre-nuptial Investigation form used in your diocese. Once all requirements have been competed, your local church will send this documents to the Mexican parish.Bride and Groom must arrive minimum 3 days prior the wedding, in order to meet the Wedding Planner and submit all documents.The ceremony can be performed in English or Spanish.

Approximate length 30 minutes.


Many couples get married legally in the U.S. first,

and then have a symbolic ceremony at their resort.

Talk with your consultant to see if a legal,

religious or symbolic ceremony is the best fit for you.


WE HELP YOU OUT WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS

JUST RELAX AND START PLANNING!!!

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