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Is This A Lot To Get Married?? Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
15th Feb '13

I'm trying to find a judge to marry us next week and they're almost all closed on Fridays, the only one I've been able to contact is asking for $150 for a 10 minute ceremony. Which is fine, I want it quick, but $150 seems really steep for something so simple and short. Is this a lot of money for that or is it normal?

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" I'm trying to find a judge to marry us next week and they're almost all closed on Fridays, the only one ... [snip!] ... want it quick, but $150 seems really steep for something so simple and short. Is this a lot of money for that or is it normal?"</blockquote>




That is reasonable.

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
15th Feb '13

Sounds about right for a courthouse wedding.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
15th Feb '13

That's ridiculous & way too expensive. Could you find an ordain minister in your are that could be cheaper?



Ordained*



Eta: I live in Vegas and it snot even close to that expensive here lol.

Mitchell.family.of.5 TTC since Aug 2013; 35 kids; Tennessee 910 posts
15th Feb '13

My husband has done about a dozen wedding ceremonies. One was done in our living room. He is a pastor and has never charged anyone. I don't know what a courthouse would charge but $150 is probably about right.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting i made a vagina.:" That's ridiculous & way too expensive. Could you find an ordain minister in your are that could be cheaper?"


We tried calling the church we pay our tithe to, but we don't actually attend the church, so I'm hoping they'll do it but nobody is answering so I sent them an email and hoping to hear back. We're sort of in a rush to set it up today because we have our honeymoon all set up for next weekend. It's last minute but we just got our marriage license today lol. So I want to make sure we are going to be married by that time!

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" We tried calling the church we pay our tithe to, but we don't actually attend the church, so I'm hoping ... [snip!] ... last minute but we just got our marriage license today lol. So I want to make sure we are going to be married by that time!"</blockquote>



Could you do it Thursday when more places are open instead?

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13923 posts
15th Feb '13

We got a list of judges when we got our marriage license. We paid $45 bucks.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting i made a vagina.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo
Mama J♡ Due February 24 (boy); 3 kids; Arizona 3116 posts
15th Feb '13

Its abou the right price, thats how much we payed.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
15th Feb '13

My sister paid $50.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" Yes, we want to do it Tuesday or Thursday afternoon but no later than Thursday because that's when we ... [snip!] ... honeymoon. I just wanted to set it up today because I know judges get busy and might not have time if I wait for Monday to ask"</blockquote>



Oh okay. I misread, sorry.



But I think 150 is a tad expensive for such a short amount of time!

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" We got a list of judges when we got our marriage license. We paid $45 bucks."


That's about what I expected it to be, so when they said $150 I was like "Whoooa" We got a list of judges also but that's the only one that was open so I was wondering if that was standard or if it's a rip off because if it was standard I'd go ahead and set it up knowing it's probably not cheaper anywhere else.
After all the responses so far, I'll hold out until Monday to call all the other judges if the church we're trying to contact won't do it.

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
15th Feb '13

Thank you ladies!! I am just going to keep trying to contact the church and if that doesn't work out I'll call the other judges Monday and pray that they are cheaper and are available next week!