- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’m a little late to this but I feel like posting anyway! 🙂 I haven’t gotten married yet, (paperwork or otherwise) but we are thinking about doing the same thing. My fiance and I also want to get the VA loan to buy a house, so we just thought that getting married would make things easier. I have the same mentality as JenBo. Getting married on paper changes your legal rights, but in our opinions shouldn’t change how we FEEL or anything like that. The wedding ceremony with your friends and family as witnesses will still mean a lot, and you are still committed to each other as always. My dad actually suggested the courthouse wedding idea, and another friend independently suggested the same thing, so we didn’t think anything weird about it.
However, I do have to warn you that some people might think it is rude. I first went looking on theknot.com about this issue… big mistake! People on there will absolutely tear you apart, telling you that its rude to lie to everyone, you can’t be a bride twice, you are entitled… seriously, tear you apart. I don’t agree with this mentality at all, just wanted to warn you that some people think that. In my opinion, if you consider your audience you will be fine. Like I said, my family and friends suggested it to me, so I know they would be OK with it. Just beware that some more conservative family friends or relatives might not think as highly of it!