(Closed) Article on courthouse weddings

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Do you think courthouse weddings are drab/depressing/doomed?
    Drab and depressing, yes, but not necessarily doomed : (10 votes)
    16 %
    All three, man! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    None of them, that's crap! : (53 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think your marriage will inevitably end in divorce because of how it began.

    No JK, what an idiot article. And also,  like you said, she may be a bit biased lol

    I am really considering a courthouse wedding now myself just because I dont think I can handle the stress lol

    Post # 5
    4505 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Utter ridiculousness. I have to wonder why people bother writing articles like this. She must secretly be in the wedding planning business, or something. The success of your marriage has nothing to do with the setting of your wedding!

    Post # 6
    5092 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No way.  I have at least two friends who had courthouse weddings (both also had either a reception or a religious ceremony/reception months later) and they seem to be doing all right. 😉  That’s just the wedding-industrial complex trying to snare your money.

    Post # 10
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @Statutory Grape: I saw some bogus statistic that said that 80% of marriages that begin at the courthouse also end at the courthouse.

    Don’t all couples have to go to the courthouse to get a marriage license? And all marriages that end (not all married couples) will go to court to get a divorce.


    If you are going to the courthosue because it’s the only way you could force your SO who does’t want to get married to do it, yeah, you might have problems. But if you are making an informed decision to get married, I would think you’d have the same chances for sucess that anyone else does. Maybe even better chances because you didn’t blow thousands of dollars on a wedding. Court house weddings can be very beautiful and meaningful if you want them to be.

    Post # 12
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @Statutory Grape: EXACTLY! That’s how Darling Husband and I felt. We didn’t go to the courthouse because our parents would be upset, but went outside the box and stuck to a small budget!

    Post # 14
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Statutory Grape: lol. well no matter where the marriage starts, if there is a divorce, it is at the courthouse


    so that means 100% of divorces that start in the courthouse end there, too (i mean, maybe in the building, not the same room, but whatever)


    but also 100% of the other divorces end there too


    what a biased and bizarre article!

    Post # 15
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Statutory Grape My unsolicited opinion is that you should treat your wedding next year like a wedding. Lots and lots of people have courthouse “legal” weddings first and then a ceremony and reception later (in fact, I think this might be the norm in Europe.)

    Just register for  and party it on up next year. I notice that you have a lot of posts about what the right thing to do is. The short answer is that there is no right thing to do. But if you want to celebrate your wedding/marriage next year that’s fine! People understand and expect that…doesn’t take away from the marriage no matter how you do it.

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