(Closed) City Hall Ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got married in a civil ceremony and the location that I did mine at offered the option of doing a ring ceremony or not.  We also said vows.  🙂

Personally, I liked doing the ring ceremony there as well.  I’d also recommend bringing a bouquet to hold!  I wished that I’d thought of that when I got there and saw a couple of other ladies holding one.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

You don’t have to have a ceremony if you don’t want to. You can literally show up and just sign papers if that’s what you are more comfortable with. You also don’t have to have a ring exchange. We had a ceremony to make it more special but we didn’t have a ring exchange as we wanted to save that for our 2nd ceremony later this year. But it’s not like they had us say vows in a weird office in front of strangers. They had a private room, a “chapel” if you will, that they performed the ceremony in. I didn’t have a bouquet. I had my purse with me then during the ceremony she had us holding hands anyways. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m so tempted so get married at a city hall, so I’m excited to see where this goes!

I would originally have wanted a courthouse wedding, but I was such a little bastard when I was a teenager that it would just be too familiar to be standing in a courthouse…fml

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@claireos:    That sounds like each state and maybe each county might be different.  We weren’t offered the option of just signing papers unless all we were there for was to get the license and not get married.  We were only given an option about the ring part.  I had gone in fully expecting to just sign papers and have someone say “ok you’re married now” and was completely surprised by them doing a full (but very short – only 6 minutes long) ceremony complete with vows and rings.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did!  I wasn’t sure how it was all going to happen, but I knew that I wanted to be prepared and that I’d want to wear the rings after the ceremony.  I will admit that it wasn’t my ‘official’ ring because we didn’t have the money at the time nor the time to shop for one (Gotta love long distance relationships that have an ocean between… lol).  His ring was the official one, but mine was a nice looking fake ring in a style that we both liked.  My official ring very closely resembles it but is real.

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