Eloping in Washington State? 3 Important Things To Know…

As you plan your small and intimate wedding ceremony, here are 3 important things to know:

1)  3-Day Waiting Period For A Marriage License – When you apply for your license, there is a 3-day waiting period before you can use the license.  If you are coming from out-of-State, plan on applying for your license on-line or via phone/email to expedite the process. 

2)  Your Marriage License – Good For?  Your valid marriage license is valid to be used in any County in Washington State.  Example:  If you apply for your license in King County, you may indeed use it in Kitsap County.

3)  The “2 Witness” Rule:  Yes, you need two witnesses over 18 years of age to witness your ceremony.  These are can people you know or people you don’t know.  Ask your Officiant for suggestions on how to secure witnesses when you don’t plan on having people with you.