Jenna
Just Said Yes September 2021

Courthouse Wedding

Jenna, on June 18, 2019 at 7:22 PM Posted in Planning 0 22
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What do you think of getting married at the courthouse then having a big reception after??

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Latest activity by Clíodhna, on July 30, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin ·
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    You an absolutely do that. My husband and I eloped and then had a destination wedding.

    The first picture is from our elopement and the second from our destination wedding.

    Courthouse Wedding 1

    Courthouse Wedding 2
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  • Nikita
    VIP April 2019
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    Hi Jenna, I originally wanted a courthouse wedding, and my husband wanted a big reception. We were originally planning doing just that - a courthouse/reception wedding. However, we had to go with a wedding chapel (essentially a vegas-style wedding) because he wanted to have more people there.... but very similar to what you're suggesting.

    Because of logistics, we decided to make a weekend out of it though. We had the ceremony on a Friday with formal pictures then. Our reception was the next day.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Totally fine if you just want the ceremony to be more private. If you’re doing this as a way to save money though don’t expect for it to save that much.
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  • Stephanie
    Devoted November 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    I think it’s a good idea.
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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    A fun idea!
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  • Grace
    Dedicated December 2019
    Grace ·
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    That's the ideal, in my mind. I feel like the ceremony needs to be about just you and your partners, and your vows to each other. I don't want to be worrying about timing for walking down the aisle with the music, or smiling at he guests, or getting my picture taken by family leading up to such an intimate moment.
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    This is what my FH wanted to do initially because he thought it would save us money. When I showed him the cost of the ceremony was going to be minimal since we are using the same venue for both ceremony and reception he changed his mind. There’s no problem with doing this if it’s what you want to do, you absolutely don’t have to have a big ceremony just to have a big reception. Do what’s right for you and your fiancé. Good luck!
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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    That's a great idea. When my FFIL got remarried a couple of months ago we were their witnesses at the courthouse. That weekend my FFIL and FMIL had a big BBQ for all of their kids and grandkids, such a fun time for everyone.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    If it’s what you both want then you should do it. Spend the money on a fun party.
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2019
    Samantha ·
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    I love that idea! I wish now we had done it.
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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    Go for it!! It’s a day/event that celebrate you and your hubby!! Do what makes you both happy!!!
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Jazmin, I'm absolutely obsessed with your photos!! Your dress at your destination wedding is just beautifulSmiley heart

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  • Gabriela
    Dedicated November 2020
    Gabriela ·
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    That’s what we are doing! We are getting married in San Francisco City Hall then going to a venue afterwards for our reception!
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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin ·
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    Aww thank you so much!
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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva ·
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    I agree! I like your DW dress & also that you left your hair natural. And you guys really perfected the dip kiss 😃
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  • Stacey
    Devoted July 2020
    Stacey ·
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    I think there is nothing wrong with that at all. I do think many people would rather just go to the party.
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  • Tris
    Expert August 2019
    Tris ·
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    If it's what you really want then yes.

    Why do you want to get married at the courthouse and throw a big reception?
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    That works!!
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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
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    Hahhaha we love "Hollywood kisses". Thank you iva. Finding a hairstyle for my natural hair was a journey but I'm glad with what I came up with.


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  • Lauren
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Lauren ·
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    That is exactly what my husband and I did and my courthouse wedding was absolutely perfect I can't imagine it any other way! Our reception party is this weekend! All I wanted was to marry my best friend we saved a ton of money because the courthouse was free you only need to pay for the license which you have to do no matter what!
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