Courthouse Wedding Cost Breakdown

*These prices are based on the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, TX.

You can expect your courthouse wedding to cost about...


Ceremony.......................$100
Bouquet.........................$300
Photography....................$850
Hair/Makeup...................$430



Total Average.................$1680

Courthouse Wedding Photography Packages

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Just want photos of the essential moments at the courthouse? This simple package is just that.


Couples Photos................45m
Check-In & Wait...............20m
Ceremony........................15m
Family Photos..................20m



Friday............................$850
Mon-Thurs......................$750

Package 1

Going somewhere after the courthouse to celebrate and want photos of it? This one's your best fit!


Couples Photos................45m
Check-In & Wait...............20m
Ceremony........................15m
Family Photos..................20m
2nd Location...................60m


Package Price................$1400

Package 2

Skip the hassle of finding your own florist and hair and makeup artist - make your package all inclusive and I'll take care of the rest.


Bridal Hair.............................
Bridal Makeup........................
Bouquet................................



Add to package 1 or 2.......$635




**With this add on, hair and makeup will come to you and I personally pick up the florals.

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Can you get married at the Fort Worth courthouse?

You can! Judge Swearingin (yes, that's his real name!) performs marriage ceremonies every day at the Tarrant County Courthouse.

As a historical landmark in Fort Worth, it's also the most beautiful courthouse in DFW.

Do I need to have a marriage license?

Yes! You'll both need to appear in person (or schedule an online appointment) to apply for your marriage license.

After it's issued to you, you'll schedule your wedding ceremony within the next 4-89 days. 

**You do NOT need a license to schedule your ceremony appointment date.

Do I have to set an appointment?

Yes - the courthouse holds marriage ceremonies during the week (M-F, 8:30am-4pm). Once you have your license, you can call to schedule your ceremony!

On the day of, you'll check in 30 minutes before your scheduled ceremony time.

Is family allowed to be there?

You're allowed up to 14 guests at the Tarrant County Courthouse.

FAQ

Do I need to pick a "witness?"

You do NOT need to bring a witness to your courthouse ceremony at Tarrant County Courthouse.

So if you want it just you two, that's perfect!

Can I have a photographer?

Yes, yes, and yes. The Tarrant County Courthouse and Judge Swearingin are very photographer-friendly. 

They know how special these moments are and have always been so hospitable to me when I'm "getting the shot."

Is there a specific place to park?

There is metered parking all around the courthouse for $2/hr. Even though the process is normally 1-1.5hrs (with photos and everything), I always set my parking for 2 hours in case the ceremony wait time is unexpectedly longer.

What all do I need with me?

On the day of your appointment, bring your:

☑️ Marriage License
☑️ ID
☑️ $100 CASH (No card!)