Up until I found Weddingbee, and learned about different kinds of weddings, I had no idea how “getting married” worked in the US and Canada. I kept thinking “How could Joey marry Monica and Chandler?” Or how Barney married Marshall and Lilly.
Of course, I didn’t understand it because things are quite different in Mexico. A religious marriage has no legal value here, so in order to have the rights and benefits of a marriage you need to get a civil marriage.
To get a civil marriage you have to go to the local Civil Registration office (the place that keeps a record of every marriage, birth, death and divorce in the country) with a couple of witnesses, and get married by a judge.
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