What Are Some Reasons for Getting Married at the Courthouse?


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The cost of a courthouse ceremony is much lower than traditional weddings. A couple can invite a select few guests instead of many distant relatives. Some couples experience much less stress in a court wedding compared to traditional.

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The average cost of a traditional wedding in 2015 is $26,444. A courthouse marriage with ceremony can be as little as $100. Couples may experience less stress in a courthouse wedding, as they do not have to worry about scheduling, seating, wedding favors or other aspects of wedding planning. Traditional venues may be booked for months or years in advance while a couple deciding on a court wedding can choose any normal business day to have their ceremony. If considering a court wedding, check with your local courthouse to determine requirements and fees.

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