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6 Steps to Making Your Courthouse Wedding Special

Justice of the peace weddings are cost-effective. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to make do without the fun and romance. Here’s how to make your simple wedding special:

Have your friends and family

There’s something intimate and wonderful about having your loved ones acting as witnesses and taking part in the ceremony. Even the simplest courtroom or county clerk’s office turns into the perfect spot when you’ve got everyone who matters right there with you.

Dress for it

You don’t have to go overboard but neither do you have to dress in a suit. Go with a white dress and a simple veil. Have a bouquet of flowers. The little touches can add a sense of romance and help you and your fiancé realize: this is it! We’re getting hitched!

Get a venue

Party after the ceremony? A simple venue would do. All you need is good food flowing and your guests will be happy. Look into wedding packages. Great ones could save you a bundle on costs.

Appoint a host

Your host steers the party in the right direction, entertains guests—maybe with an anecdote or two about you and your spouse—and basically ensures everyone feels welcome and happy at the event, says Love to Know.

Pick an officiant

The officiant often sets the mood and tone for the wedding. So if you want to start yours on the right foot, make sure you pick an officiant who not only has the experience and authority to perform Justice of the peace weddings but one you also feel comfortable and at ease with.

Prepare in advance

As with most things, preparation in key in successfully pulling off this event. So don’t leave things too late. Get in touch with everyone, from the officiant to your vendors months in advance.

With these tips, it’s easy to turn your courthouse wedding into a simple but sweet and special event for you, your fiancé and the rest of your families.