Post # 1
Mr and I are thinking about having a courthouse wedding before the big ceremony, just to make sure everything is legit and in order. My question is….who pays for the costs at the courthouse? Since my family and I are paying the money for the big ceremony and reception, should he pay the hundred dollars to get married in the courthouse? How does one go about this?
Post # 3
He, as in your Fiance? or his Family? I mean, honestly–your money will be his after you get married and vice versa.
Post # 4
It’s only a hundrad dollars you can pretty much split it lol. Why are you getting married at the courthouse first though?
Post # 5
We mainly want to have a courthouse ceremony because the person we want to “marry us” at our family ceremony is a family member. He is ordained, but the church tried to raise a stink over it so now we’re thinking of just having everything taken care of already before-hand.
Post # 6
I voted for “him” but I meant the two of you. If he’s got the $$ in his checking account, then him! if your parents are paying, I wouldn’t ask them. If you’re paying for the wedding and not him, then I would ask him to pick up the tab on this one.
We’re doing a courthouse ceremony too and will just do a nice lunch afterward.
Post # 7
I would consider this the cost of the officiant, and thus if your family is paying for the wedding it should be included.
Post # 8
If you are talking old school, the groom would pay for the officient. In this case, it would be the courthouse costs. But as someone else said, it would be both of you because your money will be his and vise-versa.
Post # 9
Um, you’re getting married. It’s joint money….does it matter?
Post # 10
I never knew something like this (getting legally married for only $100) was a big deal. Weddings are so expensive already, you would think no one would really care about who pays for the $100 fee.
Anyhoos, I’m with the majority, his money is your money and your money is his money. It doesn’t matter because in the end you BOTH are still paying for it.