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Anyone get married at the JOP?

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My fiance and I were so overwhelmed with the costs and everything that comes along with planning a wedding that we decided to go with the a courthouse wedding and going out to dinner with friends and family afterwards.

His family is disappointed because they are very traditional but we rather put our hard earned money towards a place to live and savings. Have anyone else ever did the JOP and what did you enjoy most about it?

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I've never been married, but the most attractive part of getting married by the JOP is the not blowing $60,000 on one day that you probably won't remember half of anyways, but it's not about me it's about her so.

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Like ScottE said, it's A LOT of money for very little return unless you have Really Wealthy Relatives who will buy you a mansion if you invite them to Your Wedding.

I've been married twice. One of the stipulations was NOT to have a Wedding Ceremony, Reception, etc.

I was married the first time by a Minister in his home with my Brother and his Wife acting as Witnesses. It was really okay. Virtually Painless.

The Second Time, I was married in a Courthouse by a Judge. Our Marrige was the first Order of Business of the Day. The Judge said some real nice words and then proceded to hear Crimes and Misdemeanors. We forgot to pay the fee, but the Marriage took. I know the Marriage took because I had to spend A LOT of money to Divorce her, which is like the old joke: Do you know why Divorces are so expensive? Because they're worth it!

Davey (Needed a Pre Nup) Do

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I thought JOP stood for a hospital somewhere . . . . . . :o

I'm a firm believer in simple.

My oldest son is getting married this summer - they want a barn wedding. I like that. :up:

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"Anyone get married at the JOP?"

I thought JOP stood for a hospital somewhere . . . . . . :o

I thought it was a song. I remember hearing a 50's song about going to the jop:

Let's go to the jop!

Let's go to the jop!

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I wasn't married at a JOP, but I would have been willing to do it that way. We were fortunate that my then fiance worked in the hospitality industry and had a good friend who was running Squaw Valley Inn. We got married in the off-season (July) right at the base of the mountain that served as home to the 1960 Olympic ski competition, had a wonderful meal and treated our guests to a gondola ride for less than $1000. I know not everyone gets those kinds of price breaks, but it is still possible to invite a few close guests and have a small celebration afterwards without resorting to the JOP.

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got married by a jop at home. 10 ppl there tops. very simple.

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We were both in the military and overseas and the only wedding that was legal was at the consulate's office. So, we traipsed down there (middle of Tokyo) and signed the ledger and were married. No ceremony at all.

Three weeks later we had a small church wedding - 20 guests that was it.

And we've been married almost 32 years!

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I did the whole big wedding thing and if I had it to do over, I would have eloped. Too much stress, too much money, and I barely remember it.

I've told my kids I would pay for them to go to some island somewhere and get married-just the happy couple and no one else. Have a fabulous honeymoon and save the rest for a house.

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"Anyone get married at the JOP?"

I thought it was a song. I remember hearing a 50's song about going to the jop:

Let's go to the jop!

Let's go to the jop!

Ah you young whippersnapper . .. that's "Let's go to the hop" . . . . a hop was a dance!:dance:

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Ah you young whippersnapper . .. that's "Let's go to the hop" . . . . a hop was a dance!:dance:

Lol, sorry. Anything before 1990 is just a blur! "Let's go to the hop" was 1950's, right?

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i eloped both marriages.

carl and i at jop's house...then ed and i, same situation.

never had the desire to wear bridal gown.

and i detest big parties, lots of fuss, and being ctr of attn.

the way i did it was perfect.

bc, i've told my kids same thing.

leslie

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