courthouse wediing

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it depends on the area you’re in. But at my local courthouse, brides usually wear a simple white dress. Like a sundress or white maxi dress. I’ve seen brides with a bouquet, but many don’t have flowers at all. I’ve never seen a wedding at a courthouse with a bridal party… But that could just be in my area. As far as witnesses, your parents could certainly do it. As long as the person is over 18, they can be a witness! 

Post # 3
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7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper

WarrenEW:  I think the first thing you need to do is to stop thinking about a courthouse wedding as something lesser than a traditional wedding. No matter where you get married you can have the dress and flowers that you want as long as you can afford it! Same with the bridal party. Lots of couples go without one. Anyone can be your witnesses- your muma nd dad or a stranger or the postman. Go with who you feel is right.

If you want to wear a ball gown then wear a ball gown, if you want to wear a 70’s safari suit then wear a 70’s safari suit. Wear what you want and rock it. 

Post # 4
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

j_jaye:  x100000

 

WarrenEW:  This is your wedding, you can do it however you want to. You can wear a ballgown, have a boquet, a reception at a separate venue, 10 bridesmaids, no bridesmaids. It doesn’t matter. You could go in your jeans and t-shirts with just you and your FI, pick two strangers off the street as witnesses and go and do it! Whatever makes you happy is exactly what you should do

Post # 5
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169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

j_jaye:  x100000

I think a simple courthouse wedding sounds great. It’s really about the marriage, not the wedding, and if this option suits you then it’s the right option.

As others have said, you can wear anything you like! Try on dresses and wear whatever makes you feel beautiful. I’m a bit of a sucker for tea-length anyway though 🙂 My sister-in-law got married in a registry office, UK equivalent?, and wore a simple floor length strapless gown. I think it was like a long bridesmaids dress in an ivory colour. She looked lovely.

You can have flowers if you want them, or carry something else if you’re not sure what to do with your hands. A clutch bag? Maybe depends on the dress you’re wearing. Or just hold hands with your Mr.

I think you can do without a bridal party. If I have one at all it’s going to be a small one, like 1 person for me and 1 for him.

Not sure about witnesses as it may be different to UK? Other bees have suggested it just needs to be someone over 18, so you might want to check that for where you live but it sounds about right. You can ask parents, or any guests, or a stranger off the street.

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