(Closed) What happens in a courthouse wedding

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m not sure if it depends on where you live, but I worked for a judge so i watched a few courthouse weddings. The ones I watched were super short, without personal vows or ring exchanges–mostly: do you take So-and-so to be your lawfully wedded husband….I do. Vice versa.

if you would like to do personal vows/ring exchanges, I would call the clerk’s office at the courthouse you’re going to and ask what the procedure is and whether the judge would allow it.

Post # 5
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I went to my friends in October of last year. Here, you have to get the liscence in advance, and then book the appoitnment with the judge. We came, we all stood around in the court room with the judge, they did the vows (they didn’t exchange rings, it was just the I dos and the In sickness and in health part), and then the judge said they were married.  It was under 10 minutes, super to the book. We waited longer for the judge then the whole ceremony was.


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