So you want a courthouse wedding but have found out the courthouse no longer does wedding's or is booked!
Rest easy, we can offer you a similar if not better service than a courthouse wedding in Michigan.
Let's first discuss what a courthouse wedding is; couples will often choose a courthouse wedding here in Michigan for the ease of it. You used to be able to call up the courthouse and make an appointment to head in and have a judge perform a brief ceremony, sign your license and you were on your way. You could dress up or keep it casual. You could typically bring a few folks along with you or none if you wanted to truly elope. But the whole idea was that a courthouse wedding was:
However due to staffing and over abundance of cases and then darn Covid the courthouses stopped performing weddings or if they do them the waitlist can be months and it's only one a specific day! Not so simple and easy any more.
Now, I will tell you that we offer a simple signing service which I'm thinking I should just rename courthouse wedding but so much better - anywho, what is our version of a signing aka courthouse wedding for our Michigan couples?
We will set a date and time with you; could be any day and time that is convenient for all parties. At our meeting we will sign your marriage license, direct everyone else where to sign and then offer you a brief prewritten exchange of vows and rings (if ya have them) and of course pronounce you married! The best part is this can be done at quiet a few locations, we suggest:
A park - your signing at a park makes for a beautiful backdrop
A restaurant - dinner, brunch or lunch you can sign and celebrate
A coffee shop - the super simple and easy and casual wedding day
Whatever you choose we are always happy to snap some pictures and do whatever it takes to make your courthouse wedding but not in a courthouse amazing and perfect for you!
some of the happy couples that chose
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