(Closed) courthouse wedding blues

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Could you go for a meal with immediate family after the courthouse ceremony?

Post # 4
166 posts
Blushing bee

Follow up the ceremony with a family/friend get together/reception type thing.  You could have a small cake and punch with maybe a few “snacky” type foods.  You might be able to have it at your home or one of your parents homes.  You could also look into having it at a convention hall, Elk’s Lodge, places like that. 

Post # 5
11384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You could have a BBQ after with all of your close family & a small cake. 🙂

Post # 7
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can have a fun wedding celebration that costs next to nothing. My wedding was bare-bones and teeny tiny. We had it at a public park with a ceremony under the trees by the lake, then we had a picnic at a nearby picnic pavilion. It was great! We had a very meaningful ceremony that we wrote ourselves with personalized vows, and it was great to have our family there. We had the picnic catered, but you could also do a BBQ or sandwiches, or even a potluck. For us, all we really cared about was having our family witness our vows, be able to hang out with everyone, and not have anyone go hungry.

Post # 8
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are getting married at a courthouse.  It is a second wedding for both of us, and we both have large families, so it was either just us or 60+ people.  We are still dressing up, having flowers, a photographer, etc.  Then, we are having a picnic at a park shelter the next weekend for all of our family. 

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