(Closed) Don't want a ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1736 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s fine for you to have a small and intimate cocktail party at a family members house. You can send out cute invitations that say “In Celebration of Jack & Jill’s Marriage!” On the note, you can suggest cocktail attire or even say “semi-casual” to indicate a skirt and a nice top, but no jeans.

There are plenty of ways that you can keep the party small, intimate and sem-casual without turning into a jeans and flip flops backyard BBQ. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@soringa:  Depnding on your state it might not actually be that big a cost. Here a marriage commissioner costs $150 and they’ll come anywhere (42 cents/km mileage). So he could very well just marry you right in the middle of your party at your aunts house or any other free park, beach, or wherever. And you need at least an officiant and two witnesses to make things legal anyway.  

We also get our licenses from a weird place (pharmacy or insurance agency) but that’s just the paperwork and you still have to get married after to make it legal. Like a fishing license. The paperwork says you have the right to fish, but you still have to actually go catch something!

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