I think we've decided to have the most frugal "wedding" possible!
So my fiance and I were trying to decide what we wanted to do. We knew we didn't want a big wedding, we toyed with having a small ceremony/reception in the same place, courthouse, my parent's backyard, etc. We've been together almost 8 years and have lived together for almost 7, so it's really just making it totally official more than anything. I only thought about having a ceremony because I felt like it would be nice to say our vows in front of the people we love. We had a long discussion and decided that we're just going to go to the courthouse early next year and just get married. Just the two of us, nobody else. Then we'll probably go out of town that weekend for a little mini-honeymoon, and we'll tell everyone we tied the knot the next week. We talked about the courthouse option before, but I was under the impression that he wanted our parents there, so I thought an actual ceremony might be better. But talking about it, I actually LOVE the idea of going and doing it alone, just the two of us. We'll probably do it right around the first of the year, and I'm SO excited now! I'm going to wear a less formal dress that still looks bridal, he'll be in a suit, and I'm also toying with the idea of having someone take pictures that day too, just to capture some memories for us. I can't wait!