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How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic

By Sara . Updated: August 2, 2020
How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic

Everyone wants their wedding day to be the most special day in their life. A perfectly decorated venue, beautiful flowers, amazing dress and a lovely life partner, the well known recipe for a perfect wedding. But sometimes due to cash crunch or due to other reasons some people may not have their dream wedding, so they settle for a court wedding. But who says court weddings need to be small and simple. With a few changes you can make it your own kind of romantic wedding. Want to know how to make a courthouse wedding romantic then keep reading this oneHOWTO article.

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  1. Dress
  2. Send card invites
  3. Work on the detail
  4. Flowers
  5. Vows
  6. Ride in style
  7. Pick a special something before or after the wedding ceremony
  8. After the ceremony


The most essential part of a wedding is the dress. A beautiful dress or rather a killer wedding dress is every girl’s dream. So, even though you are having a courthouse wedding; never let go of your dream wedding dress. A simple, small wedding where you are the loveliest bride ever is as memorable as a lavish one.

If you don't want to go over the top with the dress, go for something more chic but simple. Having a Hippie style wedding dress is an amazing idea to look both flawless yet natural. Moreover, there's no need to wear white, so simply find a dress you feel highly special in.

How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic - Dress

Send card invites

A courthouse wedding is bound to be small with just a handful of your near and dear ones. Make this occasion special by sending a personal card invite to each and every one of them. You can even make some handmade cards and add a small gift along with it to make it extra special.

How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic - Send card invites

Work on the detail

Now that you are saving a lot of money by letting go of the lavish wedding, you can find an alternative way to spend your hard earned money. So, work on the detail such as the beautiful piece of jewelry that you have been eyeing for a long time. Buy it and wear it on your wedding day. It will make you both happy and satisfied. Plus you will look a million bucks on your special day.

You can also opt for special and maybe a bit expensive rings or hair accessory too. Having an iconic piece you can keep at home will remind you of that special day for the rest of your life.


You will not need lots of flowers during a courthouse wedding. So, make a special bouquet and an lovely boutonniere for the bride and groom. You can also include corsages and boutonnieres for all your guests too. It will make the wedding extra romantic and special.

How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic - Flowers


Usually, it's a person from the council or courthouse who officiates the wedding, which is not very romantic at all. Once you know who is going to act as the civil wedding officiant, ask him or her if he could include a minute or two so the bride and groom can read out some vows to each other. There is nothing more romantic than well-though words.

Even the witnesses can say their own beautiful thoughts about the newlyweds.

Ride in style

A small wedding entitles you to do an occasional lavish spending. One way in which you can spend your money is by riding in and out in style. A limo or vintage car can be oh-so-romantic. You can also trot around the time spending and sharing the special moment of your union.

Pick a special something before or after the wedding ceremony

To make your wedding extra special and romantic, pick out a piece of pottery or cookie jar or any such small keepsake. It will be both romantic and will remain an eternal symbol of your loving bond. Your guests can display it proudly in their homes or can keep it in your their bedroom where it will remind you constantly of the everlasting bond.

A small meaningful gift for the guests will help in commemorating the day. Even your favorite verse or quote framed beautifully will be the perfect gift. Hand it to the guest at the end of the ceremony with a smile, hug and thank you.

After the ceremony

Since you are having a courthouse wedding, you won’t need a band. So, you can go out and hire a musician such as a violinist or a cellist for after the ceremony. Of course they can’t play in the courthouse. But you can ask them to play at a restaurant or at your lawn where you can dine with your life partner with your near and dear ones. It would create a romantic setting and can be the most perfect ending to your most special day.

When you plan the civil wedding, make sure you have a place to celebrate the union. Don't worry, it can even be at home or backyard, it doesn't have to be something fancy.

To make a courthouse wedding romantic, the best thing you can do is to have a small lunch or dinner with your loved ones, where you can decorate in a romantic way and end this day on a memorable tone.

How to Make a Courthouse Wedding Romantic - After the ceremony

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