Small, Elope or Last Minute Wedding

Your wedding shouldn’t be any less special because it’s a small, elope or last minute wedding.  I have helped lots of couples in unique circumstances plan a beautiful ceremony — with just the right venue and the people they most wanted to be a part of their special day.

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Small, *Elope or Last Minute Wedding fees start at $295

*Elopements are for up to 10 people (including couple) in the Seattle area. Please ask about fees for additional guests and travel.

Is this you?:

  • You want a small, intimate wedding with just close friends and familyElaine Way, Seattle wedding officiants, elopement, elope Seattle, Jeanne Phinney Photography, small wedding, Last Minute wedding
  • One or both of you have been called on military deployment
  • You are vacationing in Seattle and you want a perfectly planned, short-notice destination wedding
  • You want something more personal than going to the courthouse
  • You pulled everything together at the last minute but you forgot to hire an officiant!
  • You prefer to hire a professional rather than ask a friend or relative
  • *Or, you just want the paperwork signed to make it legal (See below for more info about signing only)

Services include the following:

  • Unlimited communication before, during and after your wedding
  • Sample ceremonies for you to choose from, which will be our starting point for your personalized ceremony
  • A guide to writing your own vows
  • A draft of your ceremony for review
  • My services to officiate your ceremony at your location
  • Skip the courthouse!  I am a licensed notary, and I will take care of all the paperwork and the running around that goes with it.  (Please note: there is an additional $67 fee for the actual marriage license that goes to the county auditor.)
  • Afterwards, filing paperwork with the county courthouse
  • Travel fees may apply outside of Seattle
  • Please note: Your date and time are not reserved until I receive your booking fee. All booking fees are applicable to the total fee and are non-refundable. Your balance, if any, is due one month prior to your wedding date. If you have to cancel your wedding date for unforeseen circumstances, I am happy to reschedule for another mutually agreeable date. This offer expires six months from your original wedding date and is subject to availability.
  • Click Here to Read About Elopement Concierge!

Signing marriage documents only: $175

NOTE:  This is not a wedding ceremony.  This is signing your documents.

I am happy to “do all the running around for you.”  Here is how it works:

  • We meet to sign the marriage license application. You need to bring valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport), and $69 cash to cover the application fee.
  • I will take the application to the courthouse and “purchase” your marriage license.  (Please note: I only go to the courthouse on Fridays.  This means that if you want me to obtain your license for you, we need to meet before Friday.  If I purchase your license on Friday, your license will be valid on Monday.)
  • There is a 3-day waiting period once the license is obtained and the day it is generated does not count, i.e. if your license is generated on a Friday, it will be valid on the following Monday. Once the license is valid we can meet to sign your documents.  You will need two witnesses, I’ll add a declaration statement and Voila! You are married.
  • I am also happy to file your license, but if you are in a hurry to get it filed I will walk you through that process as well.
  • NOTE: If you already have your marriage license you will be married on the day we meet…woo hoo!
  • For more information see: Marriage License Application

Would you like to add 1-2 hours (or more) of photography to your special day?

Who doesn’t want to preserve memories on their wedding day?  Sure you can invite a friend or relative to bring along a digital camera, but what if you could have a professional photographer capture some really unique and beautiful shots of you and your sweetie saying your “I do’s?”   Seattle Wedding Officiants is proud to be able to refer professional Seattle-based wedding photographers who love small, last minute, and elopement-style weddings. Based on their availability, I will connect you with the photographer that best fits your needs and style.

Once I refer you to one of the photographers on my team you can expect:

  • One hour of professional photography (Beginning at a rate of $550 per hour)
  • Email consultation with photographer to communicate photography plan.
  • Two-week turnaround to receive the high resolution, edited pictures on USB with print release.
  • Upon request, photographer can provide recommended places to print products – enlargements, print on canvas, and create a photo book.
  • Thirty-day online gallery with print ordering and downloading capabilities to share with friends.
  • Expect approximately 50-75 final images per *hour of coverage (raw images are not available for purchase)
  • Travel fees may apply

Click here to read about the many elopements we have done for couples just like you!