Post # 1
Ok, so I am new to the boards here, but I have read some old posts on the subject and still have a question for you all. My finance and I are getting married here in a few weeks in a quiet courthouse wedding mostly for practical and financial reasons (we are buying a house together.) However, we plan on having a full-on wedding reception/vow renewal this upcoming spring for all of the friends and family. I already have my wedding gown ffor this occassion, however.
So do you think it would be inappropriate for me to wear it to the courthouse ceremony too? It is slightly on the fancier side.
Here is a link to it: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Tulle-Ball-Gown-with-Floral-Detail-VW9900_Buy-Online-Bridal-Gowns-All-Gowns
Do you think this is too much for a courthouse ceremony with very few of our family members (if any at all) who will be there?
Thanks for your thoughts!!
Post # 3
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
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
My friend just did a courthouse wedding with a small restaurant reception afterwards.
Wear what you want!
Post # 6
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
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
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
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.