Post # 1
Good Morning All and howdy,
I have been lurking on here for at least a year after finding the website and decided to sign up after becoming engaged lol.
Anywho, here’s my question. It seems that even though love is in the air and I have been more than thrilled to become my Mr.’s Mrs. (haha) I find myself being worried too much about cost. While I have no issue saving, I do find myself realizing that how much we will save up and spend on the wedding, we could buy a house with. Now here’s the issue, while I want a dream wedding, so freaking badly, I also want to be able NOT to be broke after the wedding has passed. and because of this worry, I was debating on doing it the nice simple City hall way. and afterwards going to a fancy resturant.
Can anyone help me out?
Has anyone gotten married at City Hall? If so, what was it like?
Your fellow Wedding Bee Sweet Pea :3
Post # 3
Hi Bee Sweat Pea,
I did a City Hall wedding first. It was so nice. I bought a cute pin up white dress with red heels. Invited close friends and family. No matter how much you plan or how much you spend or where you are, the moment you look into your partners eyes and say “I do” is so special and universal. I cried, he cried, everyone else cried. We took pictures afterwards around the premises.
Also, we had a little get together with all of our friends at our home with booze and food, afterwards. We even had a cake ;-p.
My tips: make sure to read the laws of your home state and requirements for city hall marriages. Most times, it is during the week. Plan to take off from work and just enjoy the day together.
I do reccomend having a (what we called it) “Signing Documents” Party or get togehter. People want to celebrate with you, it does not have to be extravagent ;p We did potluck and provided the booze.
We are putting together a wedding party (or i call it rager) for this April. Because we were able to afford the wedding later rather than sooner. I know there are plenty opinions on the authenticity of the marriage if a City Hall was done first and then the traditional wedding, but f*ck em. It’s your money, you in the white dress, and your sweat/tears/blood over it ;p
Feel free to ask me anything =)
Post # 4
I agree I can’t see spending a fortune on one day when you could put the money to better use. So I am all for city hall or a little backyard wedding those are just as great also its what we are doing for our march wedding.