Planning your Seattle elopement from afar? I so understand and empathize how this goes.
Like Claire and Sarah, if you find the right people, it is much easier and much more fun to do the “planning part” before getting on a plane, train or in a car.
For your small/intimate ceremony and celebration, I offer this fast counsel:
– Surround yourself with great people. Find a lovely venue, book your Officiant, secure your marriage license, decide on a great place for a post-ceremony dinner or lunch and figure out any transportation requirements. Look to your Officiant and Photographer for referrals and for assistance in this process.
– If flying into Seattle, make things easier by having your Marriage License issued/valid and ready for pick-up. This way, you skirt the 3-day waiting period and can fly in and pick up your license (or have your Officiant pick it up).
– Book a Photographer. Some of the best wedding photographers in the Puget Sound area offer affordable and easy packages for your elopement. You want someone with you for a short while to capture sweet wedding day moments. I invite you to take a peek at Jenny Goldberg-George, who gifted Claire and Sarah with gorgeous photos from their ceremony and celebration – www.jennygg.com