What is it like to get married online?

January 27, 2023
4 min

Getting married is one of the most special and memorable moments in a person's life. But let's be honest, planning a traditional wedding can be a real pain. From finding the perfect venue, to picking out the dress, to dealing with all the paperwork, it can be overwhelming. And that's why many couples are looking for alternative ways to tie the knot. And that's where Courtly comes in.

Courtly is a platform that allows couples to complete the entire process of getting married online, from anywhere in the world. It's pain-free, paper-free, and typically takes less than 72 hours to receive a legal, US marriage certificate.

How does it work?

Let's start with the basics. Here's how easy it is to get married with Courtly:

  1. Our team will help you get your license sorted, and make sure everything is good to go for your big day with our secure ID verification system. We'll check for any errors and work with the government to make sure everything's ready for your wedding.
  2. You pick a date and time that works for you and we'll match you with one of our certified US officiants.
  3. Get hitched via webcam, from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. The ceremony should only take about 15 minutes.
  4. Within 48 hours, you'll receive a digital copy of your marriage certificate and a paper copy will be mailed to you within a week or two.

Benefits of getting married online

One of the biggest advantages of getting married online is the flexibility it offers. With Courtly, you can get married from anywhere, at any time. Whether you're in another country, or just can't make it to a physical location, our platform allows you to get married on your own terms. Plus, you don't have to worry about coordinating schedules with friends and family, or dealing with the stress of planning a big event.

Another advantage is the cost. Traditional weddings can be incredibly expensive, with the average cost of a wedding in the US being around $33,900. With Courtly, you don't have to worry about paying for a venue, catering, or any other traditional wedding expenses. Our platform is designed to be affordable and accessible to everyone with our base package priced at $499.

But what about the actual ceremony? Is it as special and meaningful as a traditional wedding? The short answer is yes. Our certified US officiants are specially trained to make your online ceremony as special and meaningful as possible. They will work with you to create a personalized ceremony that reflects your love story, and they'll make sure that your ceremony is just as beautiful and emotional as any traditional wedding ceremony. Plus, you'll be able to share the ceremony with friends and family via webcam, so they can be a part of your special day as well.

Sample online wedding ceremony

If you're still unsure about getting married online, why not take a look at one of our sample wedding ceremonies to get an idea of what it's like? This video will give you a sense of how an online ceremony goes, and how our certified US officiants will make your ceremony special and meaningful.

Why would you want an online wedding?

It's worth mentioning that getting married online isn't for everyone, and we respect people's preference. So why would you want to have an online wedding? Here are some of the reasons one would want to go with an online wedding over a traditional one.

First is convenience. The entire wedding process can be completed online, from anywhere in the world. This eliminates the need for paperwork and in-person meetings, making it an easy and low-fuss process. It's perfect for those who want a simple ceremony. Many couples who are having a destination wedding abroad also choose to get married online first to skip the hassle of figuring out the legalities of getting married in another country.

Second is accessibility. It is a great option for long-distance couples who are unable to travel to a physical location. For example, if you're a military member who is stationed overseas, or if you're a couple who is unable to travel due to health issues, having a Zoom wedding is the perfect alternative. It allows you to get married in the comfort of your own home, without having to worry about logistics or travel.

Third is legal recognition. In some states, same-sex marriage may not be recognized. By getting married online, couples can obtain a legal, US marriage certificate. At the same time, LGBTQ couples may not feel comfortable or safe getting married in a physical location. An online wedding allows couples to get married in a safe and comfortable environment, without the fear of harassment or discrimination.

For those who are looking for an alternative way to tie the knot, Courtly is the perfect solution. It's easy, affordable, and flexible, and it allows you to get married on your own terms. So, whether you're a couple who is looking for a unique and modern way to get married, or you're looking for a way to get married without dealing with the stress of planning a traditional wedding, Courtly is the perfect solution for you.

Let us handle the paperwork.

Getting married is complicated. Courtly simplifies the process and provides everything necessary to get married online, including providing a licensed officiant who can perform a remote ceremony.

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