I agree with the opinion that people nowadays spend hefty sums of money on their weddings, not just on food but on decor, DJ, planner which are sometimes unnecessary. However it is most often not to satisfy themselves, but to impress others instead, like relatives and friends alike in the society. Wedding has somewhat lost its sentimental value and has been embedded with a competitive aspect of it all. Average wedding does not have to necessarily mean cheap and lowly of the couple but what matters most is the bonding among family members and other guests that are present for that fateful occasion.
Best Almost-Free Wedding Venue - 2011
Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse
The Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse might be famous only because of people like Lindsay Lohan, but there's a better reason it deserves some love. Past the metal detectors, to the left of the marriage-license booth, stands an unassuming little wedding chapel, with a resident judge who marries couples every 15 minutes. Rumor has it that's where Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate tied the knot. And as anyone who's planned a wedding knows, the event means just one thing — spending money. Whether it's hiring a florist, photographer, planner or DJ, the cost of today's weddings can be obnoxious, to say the least. But thanks to civil spots like the Beverly Hills Courthouse, the cost of the ceremony can help keep things under budget. The chapel is open only on Thursdays, but a ceremony costs all of $25 ($18 extra if you need a witness). Plus, there's a fake quilted wedding cake, two imitation bouquets on loan, and the courthouse is right next to the picturesque Civic Center — all of which provide plenty of Kodak moments for the ol' wedding album. 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-1310, lasuperiorcourt.org.
—Tanja M. Laden
Who says it's impossible to have an affordable wedding venue? You can definitely hold it in a place like that courthouse! For me, there's nothing wrong with marrying in that place. Just add some creativity and humor in your setting, and it can compete with a city wedding in beauty and grandeur.
I think all municipal are hosting a wedding for free. They just pay for the honorable mayor to the wedding but I want to have my wedding at lake tekapo wedding