In the latest installment of BRIDES's spotlight on all-things City Hall wedding ceremonies, we give you some visual cues alongside practical tips about how to make the most of your courthouse ceremony, from the most photo-worthy city halls across the country to dresses designed with elopement in mind. Stay tuned for more City Hall-centric content, focusing on what you need to know about the people, places, and everything in between.
Do you fantasize about ditching the traditional wedding plans and getting hitched at city hall? Perhaps you'd prefer to fast-forward the engagement period and start your married life adventures together ASAP. It could be that exchanging vows in an intimate, low-key setting appeals more to you than broadcasting your affection in front of 150 guests, some of whom you might not even know that well. TBH, maybe you want to sock away the funds you would have spent on a blowout bash for the honeymoon of your dreams or a down payment on that house you've been heart-eyeing on Zillow. Or, you might be enthusiastically shaking your head "yes" to all of the above, in which case—we gotchu.
Whatever the reason for opting for City Hall, it's still just as important to make it special. Here, wedding pros share their insights on how to prep for and plan an unforgettable courthouse ceremony.