So my boyfriend and I have been dating for 8 years.. we have a 6 year old daughter and another due in Feb, less than a month now. We have been talking about getting married for a long time but he just never proposed. So I did! Now he wanted to get a ring and then we can start planning a wedding. My Mom has been fighting cancer for over a year now and it has come back once again. She has decided that she will not do any treatments this time. So with her health not doing so good I want to have a fast wedding. So with little time to plan and not able to get too much money around we are going to have a Courthouse ceremony and reception at a restaurant in town. I have never been inside our courthouse so I'm not sure how it looks. I'm planning on having a photographer so that we can have pictures to remember this special day. Yeah its not going to be my "dream wedding" but just to be able to have my Mom there is going to make it all worth it. In the end it will be the same. I'll be married to the love of my life and was able to share our special day with our family's and friends. I do have my wedding dress because we got engaged a few years back but broke it off. So because I already have a wedding dress I'm going to wear it to the ceremony and find a small simple dress for the reception. Yeah not most people are going to agree to wear a big wedding dress or have my groom wear a tux to a courthouse wedding but its my wedding day and I'll wear what I want. So please no bad comments on that. But if you have been there and had a courthouse wedding or are going to but have helpful tips to make it more special please let me know. Thanks!