By Maggie Manfredi

The City of Water was the City of Love this past weekend! According to UsMagazine.comGeorge Clooney and Amal Alamuddin had a wedding to remember, from the bachelor/bachelorette outings to the five-course meal, all at a seven-star hotel in the middle of Venice. The couple’s civil ceremony, to tie the knot officially, was sophisticated and romantic. Alamuddin wore a floppy hat and Clooney, a dapper grey suit, to say “I do” on Monday Sept. 29.

What are some ways to make a courthouse wedding romantic?

Cupid’s Advice:

There are some stereotypes attached to a courthouse wedding, but Cupid has some advice to do it right a la Carrie and Big from Sex & The City:

1. Don’t forget to say cheese: Just because you are having a small ceremony, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t document it. Make sure to hire a photographer for the candid moments, or if you want a very private ceremony ask a friend or family member to snap the special shots.

Related: Find Out Details behind George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Prep

2. Wedding wears: Sure you won’t be making a very long walk down an aisle, but you can still wear the outfit of your dreams. It might not be white and it might not be long, the choice is all up to you!

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3. Party it up: You just made the commitment of a lifetime, if there was ever an excuse to celebrate, it’s now. Dinner, cocktails, dancing…do what makes you happy and celebrate your wedded bliss with the one you love, and whoever else you deem worthy to join the fun.

Any courthouse wedding tips you think would make it a memorable day? Share your thoughts below!