Elopement Checklist
Alfredo and Bopha 2
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Your True Elopement:  5 Easy Steps.

  • 1 First, apply for a Washington State Marriage License. You do this by contacting the County Auditor in any County in Washington State. For everything you need to know, go to marriage license.
  • 2 Decide on a Date and Time. Weekend or weekday? Morning, afternoon, or evening? Your decision may be guided by the season and weather, travel arrangements, cruise departures, the amount of daylight, when the sun will set, and more.
  • 3 Select A Date and Time.Once you have a wedding date, confirm a start time for your ceremony.
  • 4 Decide on a Location/Venue. There are many great places to be married in the Seattle/Tacoma area. For some of my favorite locations, venues and ‘hidden gems’ for an elopement or small wedding ceremony, go to Locations/Venues.
  • 5 Your Officiant, 2 Witnesses and a Photographer. You will need someone authorized to marry you, hopefully me! Plus, you will need 2 witnesses. Some hotels, bed and breakfasts, and boutique inns may offer 2 staff as witnesses. If you don’t have witnesses, ask me for assistance with this. And if your budget allows, hire a professional photographer. I can suggest affordable photographers who are fun-loving, super-creative and reliable. I do not get a commission for referrals, only wonderful photos and happy couples.
Kyle and Misa
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