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Pics please! What did you wear for civil ceremony at courthouse?

Alys, on March 8, 2020 at 9:35 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 14
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FH and I are getting legally married in a civil ceremony a couple months before our wedding this fall. I don’t want to wear my white bridal gown until my fall wedding with family and friends. If I was only having the civil ceremony then I might wear it but it seems over the top to walk around a government office building with my ruffles and train and veil! I would be kind of uncomfortable if people stared even I’d to say Congrats since I don’t like being the center of attention or conspicuous.


For brides who did both (go to to courthouse of a civil ceremony and have another wedding later) what did you wear? Or you just showed up in regular clothes? If so, what are some dressier business casual options? We’ll probably make the appointment for the morning so we can simply take the morning off and return to work afterwards.

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Latest activity by Ashley, on March 9, 2020 at 4:07 PM
  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    My friend did a courthouse wedding and worse a mid length flowery type sun dress with blue heels.

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  • Karen
    Savvy March 2021
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    We are doing a destination wedding in Mexico in two weeks. We got legally married here in Florida and I just picked a chiffon Pics please! What did you wear for civil ceremony at courthouse? 1

    maxi dress off the rack that I can wear again. It was white with purple flowers and flecks of gold and silver. Really pretty. https://www.torrid.com/product/white-floral-chiffon-maxi-dress/11630733.html
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  • A
    Beginner March 2021
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    We are getting legally married in about a week and having our big wedding in the fall as well. I just bought myself this dress to wear. Pics please! What did you wear for civil ceremony at courthouse? 2

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  • Ashley
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    I've been thinking about this as well and will likely buy a midi or short white dress for the courthouse ceremony. Or white with some floral pattern.

    I already bought this dress because it was only $26 on final sale but honestly I'm not sure it's the look I really want. I am getting it altered but might just just save it for other occasions...


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  • Nefetera
    VIP March 2015
    Nefetera ·
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    When i did it i wore a casual type white dress lol i looked insane but you get the concept of not having to go all the way out.
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  • L
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    We got civilly married two months after our religious ceremony and I thought it would be funny to wear something rediculous. I wore a rainbow colored sweater with cats printed all over!
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
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    I would wear something simple and elegant. Nice suit dress or a simple dress that makes you feel gorgeous

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  • A
    Dedicated September 2020
    Alys ·
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    Love the lace and short length! I might look for something like this with a square or V neckline.
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    Alys ·
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    Maxi dresses are always so dreamy and flattering 😉
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    Alys ·
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    Lol, I love that. Since we’re both headed back to work after our morning appointment, I can’t show up in rainbow cat sweater 🌈 🐈 but that’d be fun.
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    Alys ·
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    Congrats to you my fellow fall bride 🎉
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  • Ashley
    Devoted June 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Thank you, I got it on VICI. They have a lot of pretty white lace dresses for really good prices. But expect to pay for alterations (I'm paying $89 for alterations at Nordstrom for this dress).

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    Thanks for sharing where you got it. Over had mostly “misses” with tailoring at Nordstrom. If it’s something simple like hemming/length it’s okay but anything even slightly more complex like adjusting the bust area, they seem to struggle with. Do you just always return to the same tailor/N location? Or any N location that’s currently closest to you?
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  • Ashley
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    I only just started going there for tailoring (for wedding things) and it's mainly because they have late hours (most tailors in my area close at 5 or 6 and that's not really feasible with my work schedule). So far they seem okay though *fingers crossed*

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