Courthouse wedding in wedding gown ?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: SF, CA

Do it! It’s your day and you should make it special regardless of the venue. I wore a wedding dress to my courthouse wedding and felt beautiful. I saw plenty of brides the day I got married and their dresses ran the gamut from a floral maxi dress and simple white cocktail dresses all the way to full princess gowns. Do whatever makes you happy and don’t worry about what others may think. You only get this day with your spouse once!

Post # 3
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Honey bee

You’re right.  No one cares.  Wear your dress if wearing your dress makes you happy. 

I’ve seen weddings at our local courthouse in everything from jeans and t-shirts to full formal wear.  It honestly doesn’t matter.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Rye, NY

I am thinking the same thing- wearing a bridal gown!!! Honestly we are all dealing with so much right now, we need to do whatever will make us happy!!! Best of luck to you ❤️

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Whether it’s at the courthouse or in your parents’ yard wear your dress if that makes you happy. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If possible check out the courthouse before hand and pick something rural or suburban.  I’m an attorney and I don’t think it would be weird exactly but some of the courthouses I’ve been to are kind of dirty and with a lot of homeless people and that kind of thing around them.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Lots of brides wear a wedding dress to their courthouse wedding. Google “courthouse wedding” and look through the image results and you’ll see all kinds of dresses. 


Post # 8
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Honey bee

I have seen so many full on wedding gowns at our urban courthouse (which is beautiful). Go for it!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

You should wear it!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Rock the hell out of the dress, girl! 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would just wear the dress. That being said, I wouldn’t make any rash decisions right now about an October wedding. Reality is we just have no idea what things are going to be like. If you just want a courthouse wedding by all means go for it, but if you were envisioning something else I’d give it more time to see how things play out.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Definitely wear it! 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Rock the dress! I think you can wear whatever you want to the courthouse (or a backyard wedding) and especially this year with the virus – I think people should enjoy their wedding days as best as they (safely) can.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Wear the dress!  Covid-19 has destroyed so many dreams for brides & grooms this year, I’m all in favour of everyone hanging on to what they can.  

Even if our wedding is just the two of us, we’ll still be dressing up for it- after all, we’re only planning on doing it once!

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