(the above photo is of the Harris County, TX courthouse)
I got an email today from a high school friend who has been reading my blog (Hi Crys!). She mentioned how much she has been enjoying reading the blog and I certainly appreciate that very much. She also mentioned that she and her boyfriend had been talking about marriage and how she was down for a courthouse wedding. And I thought about how I haven’t really talked about that particular subject at all. So here are my ramblings about getting married at the JP…..
Ya’ll know I’m old. And impatient. So when Myron and I got engaged, I mentioned the ideas of : 1) a destination wedding to Vegas or 2) a courthouse wedding/reception party. He was down for the destination wedding but nixed the courthouse idea altogether. You all know that the destination wedding idea was kilt dead by my sweet dear Daddyzilla.
I was confused because he had a rather large wedding his first go round and I thought he might want something smaller for our wedding. But in his infinite wisdom, he knew two things that I didn’t realize at the time, namely that I really DID want a more traditional wedding ceremony because we are both very close to our families and that for him, this was the LAST time he was getting married so he was gonna go out with a bang! LOLOLOLOL!!!
At any rate, I think that for the couple on a tight budget or the couple who doesn’t care for a whole lot of hoopla, taking a short trip down to the courthouse (or annex) is a really good idea. And following are some links to some resources to make your trip to JP as special as a bride getting married in church or in a hotel ballroom!!
First up, this HOT photo shoot of a courthouse wedding. There is a lot of love in those pictures. Take a look HERE.
Next, you can wear what ever you want for your wedding, but I say go hard in these dresses perfect for a courthouse ceremony!
Finally, a glimpse of a REAL wedding at the courthouse and the reception that was held at a brewery. My sweetie thinks that beer makes everything better and evidently so did this couple!!!!!
I think folks still have the opinion that having a wedding with the JP has to be dull and boring and rather simplistic. And it doesn’t have to be. Your wedding day is what you make it. So if I have lurkers that are considering the courthouse, go for it…and definitely DO YOU.