Me and My future husband to be are having a courthouse wedding. We're allowed 25 guests but we're only really counting on our immediate family and a couple of close friends. My neice will be in attendance and since we're not doing a church service I was thinking she'd appreciate giving us the rings when the time was necessary. I know ring exchanges aren't necessary in court ceremonies but are welcomed if wanted and we'd really like to keep that step in our ceremony. My question is, while we won't be having a traditional wedding party, are we allowed to have our niece act as a ring bearer in the courtroom? What are the steps when it comes to ring exchanges in courthouse weddings, who holds the rings before they are exchanged?
You can do whatever you want. I doubt there are any specific rules, but if there are, they would probably be location specific. I would ask someone at the courthouse. Otherwise, I imagine you just tell them you want to exchange rings, and she hands them to you two when you get to that part of the ceremony.
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Thank you. Yeah I'll be getting ahold of the courthouse soon to ask them more question, but your response makes sense. Until I hear back from the courthouse on what steps there are, thought I'd hear from everyone else's experience. Im so excited about everything I'm sure I'll get the information somewhere down the line.
I'm not sure if it varies depending on the courthouse, but when we got married, it was very relaxed and we could do whatever we wanted. We ended up walking to a park behind the courthouse and our guests kinda clumped around us. We didn't have a ring bearer but I'm sure we could have!