Did you regret your courthouse wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t particularly care about a wedding. Ironic given the site I post on every day, but there it is. I am having a courthouse wedding. I don’t want to go in front of a judge and just go home, though. That’s depressing. That’s no celebration.

You can go to the courthouse and still have a celebration with family – whether it be dinner at a restaurant or a backyard BBQ or a full-blown reception – and still have a honeymoon.

The key is to share some of the day with your loved ones and to make sure you have the things that are truly important to you. For me, that’s a honeymoon. For you, it could be a certain wedding dress. You could even have a weddingmoon. Go off to a destination of your choice. Invite some immediate family to go with you. Or, if the courthouse is not your thing, have your ceremony in a public park for peanuts or free. Spend a bit more and go with a wedding package. There’s a company in every area that will do a small, low-key event with an officiant and decor and chairs and whatnot.

ETA: I know I’m not really answering your question since I haven’t had my courthouse day yet, but I just wanted to respond.


Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

23 years ago my mom and stepdad had a courthouse wedding. My dad jokes he brought my mom for a few bucks (the price of the marriage license). Afterwards they had a big party in my grandparents backyard. They don’t regret getting married the way they did and they are still going strong today. I don’t think I matters where you get married. I almost consider this because s&$t is stressflu and expensive! 

Post # 5
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am having a big wedding because it’s what I want. But, I will say that EVERYONE I know who has had a courthouse wedding and small intimate dinner with their close family afterwards has not regretted it at all! 🙂



I think whatever makes you happy and if planning isn’t fun anymore then don’t do it

Post # 6
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I do not regret it one bit! 

Post # 7
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Yesss. I was pressured to get married so I did. I wanted to of course but I wanted a low key simple wedding with a few slpurges. We got married, went to my moms and she made us and our family a nice meal & cake and all. His mom showed up left early because apparently she had something better to do then insisted on doing something for us at her place. It was nice, but i didnt like how it was our family then his. I didn’t want a big wedding but something with some planning would’ve been nice. I still long for planning our big day but were already married.

Post # 8
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t get married in a courthouse but we did elope.

I regret it because of the aftermath and everything went wrong that day.

We are renewing our vows next year because of it. 

Post # 9
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

@FutureMrsB123:  i agree. i really dont want a wedding. I want to elope, or have a small ceremony. but my FI has a big family, and he would like to have a wedding. I dont care for all this stuff. I hate the planning.

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