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    Exclamation Stressed please help!!!

    Hi all, I have a beach wedding booked for 30th May and decided to contact hotel regarding the docments they would need from us - I have just ordered an apostile birth certificate for both myself and partner (that was easy) once we get these we can get our negative statement of marriage - does this need to have an apostile stamp???? Finally I have been told I need An Apostille Report from your State Department (Secretary of State) certifying the authenticity of your Birth Certificate and Negative Statement of Marriage. I have NO idea where to obtain this in the uk or even who to ask!!! I'm stressing as I have also been told that the civil ceremony in the town hall cannot be reserved until they receive these - Its 3 weeks until I get birth certs, then I can apply for the negative statement of marriage these take a further 3 weeks!! I was never told any of this info and yes I should have researched but as I'm paying a wedding planner I knid of expected to be informed of what I needed to provide and was only told because I emailled to see if birth certs needed raised stamp after seeing it in a magazine. Am really worried my civil wedding won't go ahead and my family and friends have all paid out to spend the time in Aruba with us - lets just say there's been lots of tears please can someone help me with what I need exactly? Many thanks

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    pls contact you wedding coordinator and/or also contact asap
    011 297-583-4400 ext. 241 and ask for Betto Christiaans he should be able to supply answers to your questions.

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    Hi all, I have a beach wedding booked for 30th May and decided to contact hotel regarding the docments they would need from us - I have just ordered an apostile birth certificate for both myself and partner (that was easy) once we get these we can get our negative statement of marriage - does this need to have an apostile stamp???? Finally I have been told I need An Apostille Report from your State Department (Secretary of State) certifying the authenticity of your Birth Certificate and Negative Statement of Marriage. I have NO idea where to obtain this in the uk or even who to ask!!! I'm stressing as I have also been told that the civil ceremony in the town hall cannot be reserved until they receive these - Its 3 weeks until I get birth certs, then I can apply for the negative statement of marriage these take a further 3 weeks!! I was never told any of this info and yes I should have researched but as I'm paying a wedding planner I knid of expected to be informed of what I needed to provide and was only told because I emailled to see if birth certs needed raised stamp after seeing it in a magazine. Am really worried my civil wedding won't go ahead and my family and friends have all paid out to spend the time in Aruba with us - lets just say there's been lots of tears please can someone help me with what I need exactly? Many thanks

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    Thank you, do you by any chance have an email for Betto? Who are they - sorry if stupid question

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    not a stupid question at all

    no i do not have an email i am sorry

    would u consider a civil ceremony in the UK and the beach ceremony blessing in aruba along with the reception?

    you need to contact your wedding planner pronto.


    i will message them this thread link and maybe they will have suggestions.

    please keep us posted

    andrea
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 03-25-2013 at 08:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    pls contact you wedding coordinator and/or also contact asap
    011 297-583-4400 ext. 241 and ask for Betto Christiaans he should be able to supply answers to your questions.
    If you are calling from the UK, the access code for dialling out is 00, unlike 011 out of the US.

    Good luck

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    thanks princess

    i messaged couple of experienced members that may be able to help MrsL.

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    Hi Jason, I just copied the statement from the email I received from organiser in Aruba. We are currently waiting on apostille stamped birth certificates, does a certificate of no impediment need an apostille stamp? This apostille report .... does this mean stamped? My friend works for Thomson holidays and seems to think the apostille report is a report written by a solicitor to verify our birth certificates and no impediment are genunie? She said the solicitor should stamp and verify this letter? Is she incorrect? I am seriously stressed and so annoyed I was told we were all set up for the 30th May and only found out the civil ceremony may be a problem because I emailled the organiser asking about documentation last week (cutting it fine but I honestly thought she'd be in touch if she needed anything). She is saying she cannot reserve the date with the town hall until she receives all documents and this could take weeks!! Is there anyway round this at all for example submitting the intent to marry, copies of passports etc before I have all other documents that are needed? If so who would I contact in Aruba? We arrive on the 25th and the beach ceremony is the 30th - we wanted our civil the same day as ideally we'd have like to get officially married on the beach but this wasn't possible. I'm really worried we will be disappointed and our family and friends will have paid out to come over with us! We fly to curaco for a week on the 31st May. Sorry soooo many questions Thank you for helping me. Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    thanks princess

    i messaged couple of experienced members that may be able to help MrsL.
    Thank you

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    Thanks Jason have pm'd you - wide awake in the uk at 3am just panicking so much!!!
    Last edited by MrsLancaster2B; 02-10-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    Civil Wedding Ceremony Documents

    Hello in the UK, Please don't panic! All will work out for you Andrea, moderator of this forum sent me a p.m. regarding your post. However, I did not see it until the other day as I visit the forum once in a while. How are you making out with getting your required documents together?
    http://www.cayenaweddings.com
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    Specialists in Wedding Coordination and Vow Renewals

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