He proposed! Did anyone have A courthouse wedding before a big traditional one?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
68 posts
Worker bee

Congrats on your engagement! But, I’m really tired of seeing people saying courthouse weddings are not real weddings. Just because it was at a courthouse doesn’t make it any less of a wedding. The day you get married IS your wedding day. 

Post # 3
6442 posts
Bee Keeper

our courthouse wedding was our real wedding.  And it was perfect for us.

Post # 4
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

gardener09 :  I haven’t but thousands have. It is not uncommon in the military for the same reasons- so the spouse can get benefits before the partner is deployed.

Where people get their knickers in a knot, is if you try to pretend that what you call the “real” wedding, is the first wedding.

Post # 5
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ramengirl :  This 100%!

gardener09 :  Your courthouse wedding is your wedding day and will be your anniversary! I understand wanting to celebrate the next year for various reasons. Maybe you can renew your vows and have celebration at that time!!! 🙂

Post # 8
288 posts
Helper bee

You are going to get a lot of backlash from the bees on here, but you do what’s best for you. We did the same thing actually because my husband HAD to get on my health insurance. We got married at the courthouse and it was still very special for us. We hired a photographer and got a bouquet/boutonniere. We’re still having a separate wedding next year and we will cherish both weddings.

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