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These are the requirements and documents necessary to get married in San Miguel

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San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato is recognized as a World Heritage City, and has gained a reputation as one of the most popular “Destination Wedding” and romantic places in the world.

Couples looking for a unique and charming environment to celebrate their sacred union are finding attractive options for their weddings in urban destinations, colonial cities and haciendas. Among these destinations, San Miguel de Allende stands out as an increasingly popular choice.

With its impressive colonial architecture, San Miguel de Allende offers a romantic atmosphere that amazes locals and visitors. This destination, recognized as a World Heritage City, has gained a reputation as one of the most romantic and preferred places to celebrate weddings in the world, so here we tell you what it takes to get married civilly in our beautiful city.

San Miguel de Allende not only offers a picturesque and romantic environment, but also has a rich  tourist offer that combines romance, culture, gastronomy, and exceptional hospitality. All of this contributes to the city positioning itself as an outstanding choice for couples looking for a unique and memorable experience on the most important day of their lives.

To carry out your civil and religious wedding in San Miguel de Allende , it is important to have the documentation required by the government of Guanajuato. Below, we present the necessary documents for both types of ceremonies:

Civil marriage:

  • Birth certificate of both spouses.
  • Official identification with photographs of the spouses (INE or passport).
  • Prenuptial medical certificate.
  • Prenuptial classes.
  • Two witnesses for each spouse with official identification.
  • Marriage application in format provided by the Civil Registry.
  • Payment of fees for the issuance of the marriage certificate.

What does it take to get married in the church in San Miguel de Allende?

  • Recent baptism certificate of both spouses.
  • Recent confirmation certificate of both spouses.
  • Permission from the parish priest or priest of the church where the ceremony will take place (usually involves a fee).
  • Proof of completion of prenuptial talks.
  • Official identification with photographs of the spouses.
  • Proof of having received the sacrament of reconciliation (confession).
  • Two witnesses for each spouse with official identification.

It is important to verify with the parish and the Civil Registry of San Miguel de Allende any additional requirements or changes in current regulations.

Who should pay for a wedding in Mexico? (According to the local traditions)

In Mexico, ancient customs persist that dictate that the groom’s families must assume different financial responsibilities related to the wedding. Although this practice has evolved over time, there are still those who choose to follow it.

According to this tradition , the groom’s family is responsible for his attire, the expenses associated with the registration of the civil wedding and the fees of the officiant of the religious ceremony . As for the reception, they only have the responsibility of paying for the drink, and in some cases, they can contribute to the financing of the honeymoon .

On the other hand, the bride’s family assumes most of the expenses of the celebration, including the venue, catering, music, photography, decoration and flowers. If the ceremony is religious, they also cover the costs of musicians and flowers for the church. In addition, they are in charge of their own wardrobes, as well as those of the bridesmaids and pages. Regarding the bride’s dress , the latter’s family takes charge not only of the bridal attire, but of the bride’s entire trousseau.

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