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Courthouse Couture

If you have decided to have a small civil ceremony, you still want everything to look and feel perfect– even if you’re in the surroundings of a courthouse or other area. In addition to looking beautiful,  you will find that there are other great places to get married at if you aren’t doing “the big wedding thing”.  Once you have your location locked in, think about your outfit. 

You so  don’t want to “T-shirt and jeans” this thing, but you know that showing up in full bridal regalia is out of the question (I have seen it happen, and it is just saaaadddd, luxelings…just sad).  Depending on your style, you have so many options– from stately to flirty to romantic to chic.  The key is finding the happy medium; you don’t want to be mistaken for counsel in a court case, but you also don’t want to look like you’re going to the prom either. 

It is completely up to you if you want to wear white or some shade of it; however finding a colored dress will increase the chances of you actually wearing it again.  If you are looking to hold some sentimental nostalgia when you look at your dress, and don’t plan on doing a larger wedding later, then opt for white or ivory. 



Kay Unger Portrait Collar Satin Sheath in Vanilla :: Adrianna Papell Shirred Dress & Bolero in Champagne :: Maggy London One Shoulder Dress in White :: David Meister Strapless Dress in White :: JS Collections Stretch Wrap Dress in Sand :: Tadashi Shutter Pleat Jersey Dress in Natural ::


If you want to get a little more daring with color– go for it!  There are no rules or etiquette that you have to follow, except be yourself and be beautiful!


 Maggy London Beaded Waist Strapless Matte Jersey Dress in Black :: Adrianna Papell Chiffon Silk Dress in Cinnamon :: Adrianna Papell Embellished Sheath & Jacket  in Eggplant :: Maggy London Faux Wrap Silk Charmeuse Dress in Envy :: D&G Dolce& Gabbana Printed Silk Organza Dress :: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Iridescent Taffeta Dress in Garnet :: Donna Ricco Stretch Satin Sheath Dress in Sorbet :: Tahari by Arthur S. Levine Belted Faux Two Piece Dress in Black

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  • Ditto! Please don’t do the “T-shirt and jeans”. This is still your wedding day. So, I agree you should look fabulous and that goes for both you AND the groom. Great post and I loving these dresses, especially the emerald green!

    November 10, 2008 at 9:59 am
  • I adore the idea of wearing something fabulous! It is still your wedding day! Any of these dresses would be great. The silhouette of each is spectacular and the colors are beautiful. It’s hard to pick a favorite!

    November 11, 2008 at 1:19 am
  • I think my sister may be having a courthouse wedding. She is so not for the whole wedding thing. But I will make sure to tell her no T-Shirt and jeans. I’m pretty sure she would do that.

    November 11, 2008 at 4:36 pm
  • Just stumbled by here while browsing through a few blogs. Reminded me of my wedding a few years back, wasn’t quite a courthouse but was a civil ceremony and we got all dressed up and had a wonderful time.

    November 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm
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