May 11, 2010, 06:42 PM
We are getting married at our local courthouse next month, and have chosen this specifically after seeing all the headaches and work involved with a more traditional, formal wedding. Neither of us wants the headache. Our immediate family will be there, but my soon to be sister-in-law has totally gone above and beyond the call of duty, without my asking her, and most generously has planned a bridal shower to be held for me 600 miles away! I would like to show my appreciation to her by asking her to stand up with me, but is this appropriate at a courthouse wedding? Thanks!