Benefits of Having a Courthouse Wedding

Courthouse wedding is gradually becoming the order of the day. The number of people having courthouse wedding is on the increase on regular basis. Contrary to the thinking of many people, the reason for the growing popularity of courthouse wedding is not solely because it is compulsory in many nations. Besides that, many couples find it easier and more affordable to organize a courthouse wedding. There are other benefits that people drive from it which makes them to keep going for it. Here are some of the benefits that you will get if you organize your wedding in a courthouse rather than in any other place.

It is easy to organize

One of the advantages of having a courthouse is that it is very easy to organize. Organising a wedding ceremony in other venues can be very stressful because there are a number of things that you will be engaged with. You have to ensure that the venue is well decorated according to the color of the day after you have might have stressed yourself in getting a venue for the wedding. But there is no such thing in a courthouse wedding. You don't need to decorate the courthouse or to get the seat arranged. All you need to do is to fill the necessary form and schedule a date for the wedding in the court. You are done with the preparation. The next thing is to go straight to the wedding. Since you don't spend much time organizing the wedding, you will have much time to spend with your spouse.

The wedding does not involve much ceremony

A courthouse wedding does not take much time to be completed. Courthouse wedding is a legal procedure which does not involve any rituals or much ceremony as it is the case in religious wedding ceremony or wedding ceremony in any other place. Within thirty minutes, the whole ceremony will be over. This means that you will have enough time to take shots, dance and enjoy a hearty lunch with your guests and friends.

It is high affordable

Just as it does not take time to organize, it also does not involve much expenditure. You save money on a lot of things like renting a banquet hall, decorating it, getting the seats arranged and well decorated and other logistics. But this is not the case here. So, you will save a lot of money if you have your wedding ceremony in a courthouse. This also means that you will have enough money for your honeymoon.

It offers an intimate setting

Courthouse wedding does not require crowd or involve many people. It is just you, your spouse and a couple of relatives, friends and loved ones. So, the small setting makes it more intimate than other setting.

There is no discrimination

A courthouse wedding is purely secular. So, every invitee is welcome during the wedding regardless of the person's faith, state, color and tribe. Nobody will be refused entry into the courthouse in so far you act within the space allowed by the law. Besides, unlike religious wedding, any person can wed in the court. Nobody is turned down.


Disadvantages of Civil Unions When Compared with Marriages

Civil union could be said to be an invention of the contemporary world as a means of accommodating couples that will like to live together but not as married couples. Though, this kind of relationship is becoming acceptable nowadays, it has some limitations and thus cannot be compared with married. It has some disadvantages that make marriage to have an edge over it. Here are some of the disadvantages of civil union.

Not widely accepted

The major disadvantages of civil union when compared with marriage is that it is not widely accepted. In our previous article where we compare marriage and civil union, it was pointed out that civil union was only accepted in the western world and even in the western world, only a few states or nations recognize it. Besides, in the places where it is accepted, the rights conferred on couples into civil union are not the same as the right conferred on couples into marriage. In other words, the security provided in civil union is limited when compared with marriage.

A cultural taboo

Civil union is alien to many cultures and traditions and thus they are regarded as destructive to the society and thus a taboo. Even in the societies where owing to civilizations, such type of marriage is accepted, it is still frown at by people who are conservative minded. Couples that are into civil union are jarred at or even discriminated against by the conservative. 

Socially discriminated against

Couples that are into civil union are indirectly not fully accepted in the society. The states that accepted it indirectly contribute to this problem of discrimination. By having different requirements and procedures for marriages and civil unions shows that marriage is superior to civil union. In many forms that people fill for employment purposes and other reasons, civil union do not fall into any of the category. What are normally available are always single or marriage. Couples into civil unions have no option than to choose single. Marriage and civil union are not the same, choosing marriage will amount to giving false information which is an offense punishable by law.

Denial of some religious rights

Most popular religions of the world such as Christianity and Islam do not accept civil union. In Roman Catholicism for example, couple living together without receiving the sacrament of matrimony are not allowed to receive the Holy Communion which is one of the sacraments of initiation. In other words, by denying them Holy Communion, they are not yet full members of the church or are not in full communion with the Church.




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