Post # 1
So my fiance and I are eloping, sort of (it’s always been the plan) to the courthouse here in Seattle in two and a half weeks! Only his good friend and my cousin will be there as witnesses. We have our rings picked out, marriage license has been gotten, and appointment with the judge has been made!
I have a question, though. I’m curious what vows they have you say. All the answers I can find are that every city/state is different. I’d love to say the traditional vows “for better or for worse etc.” and I’m a little afraid they’re just going to have us say that we want to get married and not do the rest.
So has anyone else gotten married at the courthouse in Seattle? What vows did you recite? Did they give you a choice or just have a set program to run through?
Post # 3
@Future_Mrs_Fierce: I would contact the judge who may be doing the ceremony and ask?
We didn’t have a courthouse wedding but we did have the county’s judge do it. He was very kind and he customized our readings to what we wanted. Maybe the judge can do the same for you guys?
Post # 4
@Future_Mrs_Fierce: It really varies by the city, as you’ve already heard. I would call up to the courthouse and talk to the judge or his assistant and I’m sure they will be able to help you! 🙂
Post # 5
You could always do it at Shotgun Ceremonies in Pioneer Square! They let you do whatever vows you feel like. I want to do the Pub Crawl Option where you get to do parts of your vows at various historic bars but my FI shot me down 😉 I hope they do let you pick your vows at the courthouse! Good luck and congrats.