Eloping in another city, especially one with only a twenty-four hour waiting period and no need to produce the birth certificate (a passport or US driver’s license is sufficient), is fairly easy! Unless your plane experiences a delay. With the winter weather soon emerging, please be sure to allow for two possible business days to secure the license just in case the traveling plans do not go smoothly. If you plan to elope on a Saturday, arrive on Thursday morning. However, should conditions be beyond your control, know that we can often (albeit not always) reschedule your wedding to ensure adherence to the waiting period AND it is possible to get a court order to waive the otherwise mandatory waiting period.
Although many of our couples are content to plan an elopement without a post-ceremony celebration, many opt for a reception with their family and friends when they return. Such was the case for Heather and Colby, who brought only Heather’s sister as a witness to their wedding vows. If this is your plan, please do let Liam know and make a mental note that he usually cannot send the wedding photos any sooner than two weeks after the wedding date.
In addition to adding an excerpt from Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms to their ceremony, Heather and Colby also put together personal wedding vows, which I had to share!