Dominican Republic – If you decide to get married here, you opt for a symbolic ceremony. Most importantly, for legal recognition, you need to authenticate all documents and translate them into Spanish. Therefore, an extra $500 to $1000 will be added to your wedding expenses. Since only a judge can legally marry you, you are at the mercy of his schedule. Therefore, a symbolic ceremony in the Dominican Republic is certainly the way to go. Not sure what the differences are between symbolic and civil marriages? A civil marriage is legal – the marriage is officially recognized by the government and you can register it in your country. A symbolic ceremony is NOT a legally recognized marriage, but essentially an obligation. Legal ceremonies offer the opportunity to do everything that is legal at the same time at destination. It is important to note that during a legal ceremony, you must gather legal documents such as passport, birth certificate, and a copy of the divorce decree (if applicable) in advance and send them to the station at least 3 months in advance. We recommend that you make sure you have the requirements of your specific station to follow their policies carefully. Documents are processed for the marriage to be officially recognized in the destination, but it is the responsibility of the newlyweds to contact their local courthouse regarding the processing of documents to obtain a marriage certificate for their home country. Are you already tied up or would you like to have the court ceremony before? If this is the case, we suggest considering a symbolic ceremony, since the legal issues are already settled. Symbolic ceremonies offer a little more flexibility, as this is not a government-owned wedding.
If you want Uncle Joe to marry you and your future spouse, we recommend attending the symbolic ceremony. Legal ceremonies must necessarily be performed by a representative of the state or country in which you are at the time of marriage. In a symbolic ceremony, the wedding is not considered legally binding by the country you are in, so anyone can perform the ceremony. Symbolic officiants (hence the term celebration ceremony) provide a service that includes both the design of your ceremony and the activity as a celebrant of your wedding. Symbolic ceremonies offer more flexibility and are as stress-free as possible, as they are really just a celebration, with no legal considerations. Symbolic ceremonies are generally defined as a „commitment service“ capable of expressing the couple`s unique personality, tastes and values within their relationship. It`s not as scripted as traditional weddings, as the couple can choose whatever the officiant says. You can customize your wedding ceremony to add a few „original and unique“ pieces that represent your love. If you want to see 35 symbolic ideas for your next symbolic ceremony, click here. If you would like further advice or help planning your symbolic wedding ceremony, please contact us.
You can contact me by email, by phone at + 44 020 3930 9459 or on the contact page of my website. 4. You want the wedding date to be the only wedding date. One of the first decisions you want to make about your marriage is whether you want to have a legal wedding ceremony or a symbolic wedding ceremony. Hello, my wife and I are going on honeymoon to Mexico from December 8th of this year. We want a symbolic wedding ceremony. We are already legally married, but we would like to have a ceremony again. Very simple. We wouldn`t have any guests and basically it would be just the two of us. Could you please give me some advice on how to proceed? Thank you very much.
Hello, My partner and I have been together for some time, but his divorce from his ex (which lasts even longer) is not yet complete. Due to travel restrictions (for my work), we can only get married this summer or next summer. We`d love to do it this summer (as our parents get older), but her divorce may not be completely complete. Can we settle for a strictly symbolic ceremony (with the intention of holding a civic ceremony at home if this is the case)? Hello, my husband and I are planning to spend a honeymoon in Mexico (Riviera Maya) starting November 16, 2019.