Post # 1
*sigh* so we’ve had to come back to reality and reconsider our beautiful forest dream wedding. It’s kind of a logistical nightmare, and we have a few people who the walk would be difficult for and I really don’t want to inconvenience anyone.
We still need to do everything as cheap as possible, so I was thinking city hall would work, but I know almost nothing about it. I’m sure it probably varies by city, but how many guests can you have? Do you only have your 1 or 2 witnesses, or could we feasibly have 15-20 guests with us? I want to know if that’s a stupid question or not before I call them. We really don’t want to cut it down anymore because right now it’s just immediate family and dearest friends, no filler people.
Post # 3
@MabelleBliss: I do not think that is a stupid question to call and ask them about. I was married at city hall and don’t recall anyone there having guests. (Including husband and me as we were eloping) Our officiant offered to take us outside under a tree. It was a beautiful day and I am so happy I said yes to that. — Anyway, I recommend calling to ask about guests. If they say they can’t accommodate guests, ask if an outside ceremony is an option (weather permitting) because there would be plenty of room for friends and family outside. Plus… it’s a nice memory.
Post # 4
I’m pretty sure you couldn’t have 15-20 people, but you should really call and ask. Could everyone be waiting at a nearby restaurant for a celebratory meal?
Post # 5
This is completely dependent on your City. I live in Small Town, BFE and we could have probably fit 25 people in that room on the benches but we had just 1 witness. Our mayor also opened the place on a Saturday for us but that’s probably not likely in a bigger locale.
Post # 6
I went to a City Hall wedding last year and there were 27 of us all up.
Post # 7
I was also at a city hall wedding where we had arounds 20 people! I think you can do it and its no big deal!