(Closed) Court house wedding ettiquette

posted 8 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Personally, I would feel weird wearing that to a courthouse lol! I would suggest wearing something a lot less formal than that (but still in white!)

Post # 4
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not at all.  After all you ARE getting married..even if it is in a courthouse with just the two of you.  You are still a bride and there is nothing wrong with looking like one.

EDIT: You might want to add a poll.


Post # 5
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My friend just did a courthouse wedding with a small restaurant reception afterwards.

Wear what you want!


Post # 6
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think its a little formal but I guess it depends on the setting of of the ceremony.  If its in a big fancy courthouse and you’ll do it in the big open pretty lobby or somewhere nice with photos then I say go for it. 

If your just going to the walk up window with a waiting room full of random people and cubicles then I say no.

Post # 7
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think it would be a bit much what about a less formal tea dress? I would feel awkward wearing that beautiful dress in a courthouse wedding.

Post # 8
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wear what you want, but just realize you may be WAY overdressed. I’ve never been to a courthouse wedding but I know people who married that way and they wore very simple outfits, one couple wore jeans.

Post # 9
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’d say wear it.  You ahve it, it is your wedding, you will get to use it twice, it is beautiful and you are getting married!!!!  The people watchers can suck it.

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