After over 10
years of officiating weddings at the courthouse, I stopped. Put simply,
getting married at the courthouse is a rotten
Sitting in the hallway with lawyers and probations - possibly for hours - is neither fast nor romantic. Courthouse weddings also are
Marriages that start at the courthouse -
end at the courthouse.
The divorce rate for courthouse marriages is over 80%. More than 4 out of 5 marriages that start at the courthouse
will end at the courthouse. The courthouse is where you go for a divorce, not a marriage.
long will a courthouse ceremony take?
It depends on
when the judge has time to see you. That might be minutes, hours, or "come
many couples go to the courthouse wanting a fast, cheap, and easy
not what really
will happen. Nor is getting married to be treated like a dentist appointment. Getting married can be fast, easy, cheap - romantic & fun.
For less cost, time and effort, you can have an elopement without dressing up or fuss - BUT that also is romantic. easy, cheap and memorable.
NO SURPRISE ADD-ON CHARGES!
Beware of officiants charging really low fees. Most tell you they have extra charges AFTER the wedding and refuse to
sign the license unless you pay. They charge a signing fee, copy fee, travel fee, and/or time fee - knowing you probably don't want to argue at your own wedding. We have officiated thousands of marriage ceremonies for nearly $200 years and never have any surprise, add-on or hidden charges.
You also don't have to worry about a last minute cancel. Some officiants have no back-up and once they have a wedding booked for a certain time, if anyone else wants that time they quote a higher fee. If they book it, then the call the other couple with a so-called emergency. When you book your wedding even if there is a true emergency your wedding will be officiated, no surprise charges, and a true, meaningful wedding that is 100% legal.
And it is faster and easy than a meaningless Courthouse wedding. Courthouses are for divorce, not marriage.
You can be married anytime, day or night, any day of the week. Just the 2 of you - no witnesses required - or have a few friends or family. It's not real fancy, but cozy and a bit laid-back casual. Dress up or come as you are.
We will come to your location - house, apartment, backyard, park, or any other location in the Metroplex - no witnesses required - just the two of you or as many as you wish.
$125. Monday - Friday (except Friday evening and holidays) - anytime day or night at our location. Just the two of you.
No witnesses are required. ($175.00 for up to 10 relatives and guests.
1. At a BEAUTIFUL & CHARMING CHAPEL between Arlington & Fort Worth.
(A picture of the chapel is below.)
2. A Church in Collinsville.
One of many beautiful parks in Dallas. Call to discussion which one is just
right for you.
$195 at the location of your choice
C. Ask about weekend, Friday 6 pm on, Saturday, Sunday & holidays - anytime day or night your choice of location.
Fast. Easy. But still romantic and meaningful.
For larger groups just call. Just the 2 of you. A small group up to ten. Or 20, 50, 200. Casual or Formal - your
choice because it is YOUR wedding. Religious or non-religious.
To elope you will need to get a marriage license at the county clerk's office ($81.00).
There is a 72 hour waiting period (they put the date and time on the license and is good for 90 days.
Any marriage within 72 hours is void
under Texas law.
Give us a call and we'll explain how to obtain a waiver. It's easy.
For more information about marriage
click here: MARRIAGE LICENSE
To read about the Hon. Mark Ovard click
here: Hon. Mark Ovard
your wedding - anytime day or night, call us at:
(972) 445-1329 Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall & Hunt County, Texas
Or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Big Costly Wedding or Quickie Courthouse Wedding?|
|Many couples think the choice is being a big, costly formal wedding OR a 1-minute quickie wedding in a government office after waiting in a hallway.|
LOOKING FOR THAT WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC
LITTLE CHAPEL OR CHURCH
with NO fuss, NO judgmentalism, and NOT draining your money and time? Or at a park, in a gazebo, at your own home or apartment, parents house or that SPECIAL location for your special day?
| In the center of
the Metroplex is a BEAUTIFUL old chapel for non-denominational,
Christian or non-religious civil marriage ceremonies. No witnesses
required, couple-only is not rare - or bring your small group of
relatives/friends. No fuss, no questioning and the ceremony will be
sincere, real, meaningful and truly your unique special day - for the
rest of your lives together. You decide the nature of ceremony and vows
you wish - in detail or just say whether you wish it religious or not.
You can read the ceremonies and vows on the website if wish (not
required) or may any changes you wish. It is YOUR marriage, not the
Did you know that over 80% of marriages that begin at a courthouse end at a courthouse in divorce?
|YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF FREE ALTERNATIVES TO SITTING IN A GOVERNMENT HALLWAY MAYBE FOR HOURS...WAITING FOR YOUR NUMBER TO BE CALLED LIKE YOU ARE CATTLE - MAYBE SITTING NEXT TO SOMEONE IN HANDCUFFS AND ANOTHER WAITING FOR DIVORCE PAPERS TO BE SIGNED. This is not the way to become truly married - even if you want it simple, fast and easy as possible.|
| In addition to this
wonderful and romantic little chapel in the woods, we can suggest
beautiful - and FREE - parks, gazebos and other charming locations you
can return to years later to reflect on one of the most wonderful and
should be more beautiful days of your life - or pick your location - you
new home or apartment or favorite spot - whether a park, at a lake or
the restaurant you proposed at or first met, some couples will pick
their parents or best friends house. And a Civil or Religious Officiant
for your wedding and marriage license. Witnesses allowed - but NEVER
required. It can just be the 2 of you. Make your wedding day YOUR
It really IS a very important moment of your life and the quality of the day will reflect in the quality of your marriage in wonderful ways.