When you choose a legal ceremony, you’ll be following the requirements and traditions of the country you are marrying it. It may require translating your documents to the official language, and you may need to have your ceremony translated. There may be and restrictions where or when you can get married. For a legal ceremony it’s very important to do your homework and be sure you give yourself the time to complete all the documentation and requirements.
· your guests might feel slighted they are not seeing a ‘real’ ceremony
· you’ll have to have pay for a legal ceremony at home prior to your arrival
· usually officiated by wedding coordinator at a resort
· you’ll have an anniversary date for family but a different
legal wedding date
· might be harder to get honeymoon amenities depending on when you get married before your trip
The following is a guide to help see the pros and cons of each option so you can make an informed decision about your destination wedding!
Symbolic Wedding Ceremony
When you choose a symbolic ceremony or renewal of vows you’ll need to get married before your trip. As you’ll be married by the time you travel, you really do have the most flexibility for where and what you include in your ceremony. Some countries do require proof of your marriage on your arrival.
Tropical Weddings and Vows