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Imagine exchanging vows amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains or against the backdrop of a serene alpine lake. We’ll help craft your dream to elope in Colorado become a beautiful reality. Our Colorado elopement packages are meticulously crafted to make your special day unforgettable – from stunning venues to elopement photography, ensuring your elopement day is as magical as the Colorado landscapes themselves.

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About Eloping in Colorado

Eloping in Colorado is an extraordinary experience, offering the perfect blend of natural beauty and timeless romance. From the iconic splendor of Colorado Springs to the rustic charm of Estes Park and the vibrant energy of Denver, each location provides a unique backdrop for your special elopement day. In Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods presents stunning red rock formations, creating a surreal and captivating setting for your vows. Estes Park, nestled in the heart of the Rockies, offers alpine lakes and breathtaking mountain views, providing a picturesque and serene atmosphere for an intimate ceremony. Denver, a vibrant city with a backdrop of modern architecture and cultural richness, adds an urban flair to your elopement.

Colorado’s weather is diverse, so be prepared for changes in temperature. Layers are recommended, especially if you plan on exploring outdoor venues. Many locations are wheelchair accessible, ensuring that everyone can partake in the beauty of your special day.

Eloping in Colorado is an accessible and unforgettable experience, with each destination offering a unique charm that caters to all preferences. Whether you envision a mountainous backdrop or an urban setting, Colorado provides the perfect canvas for your love story.

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Why is Colorado awesome?

Colorado, with its diverse landscapes and iconic destinations, offers an unparalleled canvas for your elopement.

  • Scenic Diversity: From the red rock of God of the Gods to the mountain cliff sides of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado boasts an array of stunning backdrops, ensuring there’s a perfect setting for every couple.
  • Year-Round Appeal:  Be it a shimmery lake on a summer evening or a peaceful snowfall, we do beautiful elopements all months of the year
  • Inclusive Adventure: Remote alpine likes, deep private forests and encounters with wildlife; Colorado caters to all preferences, making it an inclusive destination where every love story can find its perfect chapter.


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We’re firm believers that there’s magic within each and every wedding that takes place.

Seed Starting Price

You, your SO, and someone to make it official. For couples all about the essentials, the Seed package sets you up for a simply perfect day.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Sprout Starting Price

The Sprout package offers a professional officiant, one hour of photography, your Personal Elopement Planner and access to our best-in-class tech platform. Your stress-free elopement starts here!

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • One full hour of photography including ceremony and brief portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 15 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 75 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Bloom Starting Price

Bloom couples enjoy all of the Sprout services and more—namely, a matching bouquet and boutonniere delivered to your suite or ceremony site.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • One full hour of photography including ceremony and brief portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 15 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 75 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • Nosegay bouquet (8-10″) with matching boutonniere
  • Choice of by arrangement or by palette
  • Includes delivery to your hotel or to your ceremony site
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Oasis Starting Price

Why should big weddings have all the fun? If your dream elopement includes an exotic photo sesh, a first-look video, and a dedicated glam team, Oasis is your destination.

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  • Professional officiant who is legally registered
  • Personalized Ceremony
  • Advice on obtaining marriage license
  • High quality meaningful & joyful ceremony!
  • Two full hours of photography including ceremony and robust portrait session
  • Digital gallery delivered 22 days or less after your ceremony (industry standard is months not days!)
  • Digital gallery of 150 or more unique images
  • Ability to order prints directly from our platform
  • One Hour of Videography including ceremony and b-roll portraits
  • Video delivery 6-8 weeks after your ceremony
  • Delivers a 1-2 minute highlight reel for social media
  • Also includes long-form video of your ceremony
  • Any style of hair & makeup for one person
  • Travel to your hotel included (if hotel is 30 miles or less from venue)
  • Help putting on dress and/or applying florals to hair
  • Nosegay bouquet (8-10″) with matching boutonniere
  • Choice of by arrangement or by palette
  • Includes delivery to your hotel or to your ceremony site
  • Your remote wedding planner
  • Responsible for coordinating your venue or permit (if you book one of ours)
  • In charge of your itinerary
  • Can customize your package with other services (hair & makeup, for example)
  • Personalized dashboard with your elopement details
  • Wedding page you can share with friends and family
  • Easy avenue to book your hotel at a discount
  • 0% installment payment plan
  • Access to our brand partners

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Wildflower Starting Price $5000

Our Wildflower Experience tailors an outdoor elopement to your sense of adventure and exploration! This package is customized to fit your style and includes hiking to a remote venue of your choosing. Don’t be surprised if a rainbow or wild animal graces your ceremony with this adventurous elopement package.

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  • A customized and personalized meaningful ceremony with an adventurous officiant
  • Hiking into a remote mountain location
  • Up to four hours of photography
  • Tailored location, time and day of suggestions
  • In our offered venues, we coordinate the permit and insurance on your behalf
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony
  • Coordination with other vendors: florals, hair/makeup, etc (as an add-on)

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Thank you for making our day absolutely what we dreamed of!
Vanessa & Nelson Colorado
Overall great experience and I would recommend Simply Eloped to anyone planning on eloping!
Katie & Paul Colorado
Thank you so much for making our day a dream come true. Everyone was so great to work with and it was the most perfect day.
Hayley & Nathan Colorado
It took so much stress out of the planning process and we were so happy with all of our vendors. If anyone asks, I will tell them all about my experience. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
Jordan & Kurtis Colorado
I think this is an AMAZING service for the laid back bride. I whole heartedly enjoyed my experience and do not have any regrets.
Taylor & Dalton Colorado
Thank you! This should be the only way anyone gets married. Such a worry free, enjoyable day!
Robin & Christopher Colorado
We are so thankful for everything that simply eloped did for us!
Brenna & Justin Colorado
Also loved Rebekah, our fantastic violinist. It was the perfect addition. Everyone showed up on time and was a true professional. Wish we could do it all over again!
Morgan & Todd Colorado
This was such a painless and fun process! 10/10 recommended!
Apryl & Adam Sapphire Point
Just to say that it was absolutely amazing working with you all. We were kept informed the entire time and made sure that we always had somebody to talk to if we needed to. Absolutely amazing
Jake & Elizabeth Colorado
The communication and set up was flawless and we are so happy that we chose to elope using Simply Eloped. I have recommended using your service to all my engaged friends!
Karina & Nicholas Colorado
Everything went very smooth! I wouldn't change anything.
Justin & Amanda Colorado
I so highly recommend Simply Eloped! All the vendors were awesome and exactly what I would have picked myself, but without all the work that usually goes into searching/vetting vendors!
Valentina & Christian Colorado
Everything was so smooth and all we had to do was show up which was perfect!
Samantha & Alex Colorado
Everything was perfect! Thank you so much to each of our vendors!!!
Alex & Blake Colorado
I do not, we couldn't have asked for a better day, location, or overall experience that will last a lifetime
Cody & Dakota Colorado
Everybody was just amazing and made our wedding experience unforgettable. Thank you so much. Sapphire, Point Overlook was breathtaking, and the friendly chipmunks made it that much more memorable.
Maggie & Joel Colorado
I can’t recommend this company and our photographer and officiant enough! Thank you guys SO SO much for everything!!
Sydni & Dallin Colorado
I couldn’t have asked for an easier wedding. It was affordable, easy to plan, and took away all my stress
Katelyn & Karl Colorado
We loved our experience and how easy simply eloped made everything for us!
Scoot & Alyssa Colorado
Simply eloped was an easy company to work with! The communication was always fast and they always worked with me through any problem! I would time and time again recommend using y’all
Jayce & John Colorado
Chris and I are both SO thrilled with how everything went - we could not have asked for a better day. It was definitely "us" and I think they loved that they felt so included
Shannon & Chris Colorado
Thank you simply eloped for making this such an easy, care free experience, all the while making it exactly what we wanted.
Lindsay & Parker Colorado
Thank you so much. Loved working with everyone! Simply eloped has a wonderful team of people.
Michaelina & Ryan Colorado
We are so incredibly happy with simply eloped. It took so much of the stress away knowing that everything was ready to for us, especially since we were traveling over 1200 miles.
Mary & Jaden Colorado
Y'all were amazing. Will always be thankful I choose Simply Eloped for my perfect day!
Shana & Justin Colorado
We fully felt taken care of and that everything would run smoothly. We could relax on the logistics of planning and focus on being present and enjoying each moment of our wedding day.
Conner & Laceey Colorado
Absolutely perfect and could not have asked for a better team on our wedding day
Priscilla & Shaydon Colorado
Simply Eloped is absolutely the best! They accommodate to your vision and give you suggestions from place to stay to places to eat. I couldn’t have asked for a better company to work with.
Misty & Jackie Savannah
I usually have some form of post suggestion, but, I do not at this time. Our day was perfect, I thought the vendors were great match for us, and the location could not have been more beautiful. Thank you and your team for all you did to make our day so very special.
Anne & Darwin Lake Tahoe
Thank you for making our day easy and special. We couldn’t be happier
Joshua & Anthony Hawaii
I’m still over the moon with my experience. I’ve been telling all of my friends about this company and I can’t express enough how happy everyone has made us. Thank you all for making our big day such a fairytale!
Shannon & Brandon Sedona
I had high expectations based on our friends' elopement with Simply Eloped, but every single aspect of this entitled experience surpassed even my high expectations. It's now two days after our wedding, and I'm still floored and in awe at how perfect everything was!
Jennifer & Janna New York City
I can’t overstate how happy we were. Thank you for your help in providing such a memorable day to us and our families.
Jacob & Candace Colorado
I just want to say thank you SO SO much!!! Everything was so perfect and exceeded my expectations like crazy!! I’m so happy with how everything went. Between the venue, all of my helpers, photography, hair and makeup. I’m so glad I went through simply eloped and would recommend it to everyone! It’s exactly what I wanted and more. Some people have regrets about what they did at their wedding and I can not think of one thing. It was so perfect. I’m so thankful for everyone that played a part in my wedding! Thank you so very much.
Cayla & Jake Gatlinburg
We really liked our experience with simply eloped and are very happy we chose to use you all to help us plan our day. Everything went off without a hitch and we couldn’t be happier.
Stephanie & Matthew San Diego


With panoramic views of mountains, lakes, and valleys at your fingertips, there are seemingly no shortage of perfect places in the Centennial State to get married—especially if you’re eloping. A Colorado elopement is all about the juxtaposition of true love and natural beauty – but there’s more to an elopement than simply picking an epic location (although don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that front, too). Between making your elopement legal to finding an elopement package that’s the perfect fit for your big day, we’ve got everything you need to help plan your elopement or small wedding in Colorado.

If you’re looking for mountain views and wildlife sightings, Rocky Mountain National Park can’t be beaten. 3M Curve, complete with panoramic mountain views, is among our favorite locations in the park, though we also love the combination of pristine waters and mountains available at Sprague Lake, Lily Lake, and Bear Lake. If you’re looking for a bit more seclusion, Hidden Valley is one of the park’s best-kept secrets. Sapphire Point Overlook, located outside the park about an hour and a half west of Denver, also offers some of the best views in the states — hemmed in by the Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges, this gorgeous wedding venue overlooks the Dillon Reservoir.

Lost Gulch Overlook and Chautauqua Park, both in Boulder, Colorado, offer beautiful views of the foothills and surrounding mountains without the long drive or 2,500+ feet in elevation gain. Boulder is a great option if you don’t want to rent a car and are fine catching an Uber or Lyft (a direct bus also runs from the city to the airport). Though both locations are popular with locals who enjoy hiking in Chautauqua or watching the sunset over the Indian Peaks Wilderness at Lost Gulch, there are plenty of spots for a more private ceremony. Sunrise Amphitheater, also in Boulder, is the ideal small outdoor wedding venue in Colorado for greeting the new day and starting a new life together.

If you’re into otherworldly landscapes and unique rock formations, Garden of the Gods might be the perfect location for you. Located in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, offers towering red rocks nestled in the shadow of Pike’s Peak. Both spots guarantee unbelievable backdrops and as such, are very popular with tourists year-round (there are always quiet nooks to be found, though!). There are plenty of Colorado elopement locations that are easily accessible, while others may require hiking or backpacking. If you want a custom itinerary, with multiple locations or a long hike, we recommend our Wildflower Elopement Package.

A Colorado elopement can be incredibly affordable. Since Denver International Airport is centrally located and considered a hub for many airlines, there are always good deals on flights. If you do fly in, you will likely want to factor in renting a car, as many of the best Colorado elopement locations require a fair bit of (often very scenic) driving. If it’s winter, we recommend renting a 4WD vehicle. Simply Eloped’s Colorado elopement packages range in pricing pending what services or venues you’re considering. From our Seed Package, which offers up an officiant to perform your ceremony, to the full suite of services to accommodate your Colorado microwedding, we offer up everything you need for a perfect small wedding!

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When thinking about your Colorado elopement, envision what your day looks like. Do you see yourself with a lush bouquet, one of our trusted Colorado elopement photographers capturing each perfect moment, and an officiant who delivers an authentic, intimate ceremony? Or perhaps you’ve dreamt of a bridal look done by a professional hair and makeup artist, along with a videographer who can capture every moment for your family and friends not present: the right vendors are crucial when it comes to bringing your dream to life.

If you’re looking for the top wedding contractors in the business, you’ve come to the right place! Simply Eloped only works with the best. From officiants to elopement photographers, hair and makeup artists to musicians who will serenade your walk down the “aisle,” we’ve done all the legwork of finding quality vendors so you don’t have to. Once you choose one of our Colorado elopement packages, we’ll connect you directly with your team of vendors to ask questions and map out your dream ceremony.

Vendors can be a wealth of information when it comes to helping to plan your Colorado elopement. And, because they are local to the area, they often can help you with details you might not have considered, especially when it comes to specific locations or even things like restaurants and lodging recommendations! Our vendors have seen it all, so there are no dumb or annoying questions – remember, we’re here to make your day as stress-free as possible!

Don’t stop the money saving at the ceremony — get the most bang for your buck and explore Colorado’s breathtaking honeymoon options while you’re in the area. If you just sealed the deal with a Breckenridge elopement, you can stick around town for a historic, Victorian-village vibe, or take a 45-minute drive to the renowned ski town of Vail for some winter sports fun and ski lodge relaxation. Colorado’s ski scene offers a perfect blend of activity and relaxation, from the luxury of Aspen to the charm of Crested Butte. If you’re wrestling with which of our gorgeous elopement location suggestions to choose for your big day, save your runner-up choices for the honeymoon. Pikes Peak, the gem of Colorado Springs, is the perfect hiking destination for outdoorsy newlyweds looking for an adventure. Just a 2.5-hour day trip from Colorado Springs, you can admire and even slide down the massive sand peaks of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Colorado is known for its elevation, so you can also honeymoon among the clouds with a tour of Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved road in the nation, the San Juan Mountain Skyway, and the true-to-its-name, romantic Loveland Pass

The great thing about eloping in Colorado is that it’s breathtaking during any season! June and September are the most popular months when it comes to small weddings and elopements, but sunny days are possible all year-round (one study found that Denver averages 300 days of sunshine a year). That being said, a Colorado elopement in July, August, or September definitely allows for the most location options. The aspens typically turn golden in September while wildflowers often don’t appear in the mountains until the end of July, so that’s something to take note of if you’re hoping for specific backdrops for your big day.

If you have your heart set on a blanket of snow, March and April tend to be the snowiest months in Colorado, though the snow often lingers in the mountains from October through June. Some lakes that are popular for elopements, like the breathtaking Blue Lake and the popular Sprague Lake, freeze in the winter, meaning you can even hold your ceremony directly on the ice! Many locations, however, aren’t accessible in winter months (from October through May, you can’t drive Rocky Mountain National Park’s famous Trail Ridge Road, for example). If you are planning on a winter elopement, don’t forget a coat, gloves, and proper footwear (even if you want photos taken without one)! In Colorado, you’ll never be upset about bringing extra layers or an umbrella, but you might regret it if you don’t. Many Colorado elopement locations are at higher elevations, meaning that the weather can often be unpredictable and considerably colder than major Colorado cities. Sunny 70-degree days are as possible in January as a zero-degree snowstorm is. Likewise, a single June day could contain both sun and hail. So, if you’re looking to elope in the mountains, make sure you keep an eye on the weather.

The time of day you choose for your Colorado elopement can make a world of difference. For instance, since Colorado is so sunny, midday ceremonies when the sun is directly overhead often leave folks squinting and add glare to photos. This can even be an issue in the winter, especially if there’s a lot of snow on the ground. According to our Colorado elopement photographers, the best lighting generally happens near sunset, what’s known as the “golden hour.” Golden hour generally occurs an hour prior to sunset, however, in the Colorado mountains, it’s a little bit harder to predict as listed sunset times online do not account for the sun going down behind the mountain peaks. So, in actuality, Colorado’s golden hour can occur about an hour and a half to two hours before the sun officially sets.

Sunrise ceremonies also offer great light. Our photographers actually consider this one of the better times for a Colorado elopement, since you’re more likely to have epic, sweeping views to yourself. For this same reason, we recommend eloping on a weekday, when crowds and traffic are at their lightest.

The state has an easy application process and a marriage license from any county in Colorado can be used in another. However, your license always has to be filed in the county you obtained it in. That means that if you’re staying in Denver and get your marriage license there, you can still use it for your Garden of the Gods elopement and then mail it back to Denver. Colorado marriage licenses cost $30 and are good for 35 days.

We recommend filling out an online application for the county you’ll be staying in and then showing up in person together to officially file for your license (you still have to show up in person, and reservations are required; if there are no appointments available for your dates, try a neighboring county). You’ll need to provide proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.), your social security number if you’re a U.S. citizen, your place of birth, as well as your parents’ names, and current addresses.

Yes! Since Colorado’s marriage license doesn’t have a waiting period, you can use it the day you receive it.

The state of Colorado does not require witnesses to solemnize a marriage, perfect for those looking to elope with no guests. That being said, there are two spots for witnesses to sign or for your dog to ink their paw print (it’s totally legal and as adorable as it sounds!).

If you’re planning on changing your name once you’re married, it can sometimes be confusing as to what name you should sign on your marriage license. Although you’ll need to fill out the marriage license and certificate with your existing, pre-marriage name, Colorado allows you to sign the certificate with either your new or old name once the ceremony is finalized.

We define an elopement as a wedding ceremony with 20 guests or less. Elopements are usually an intimate, high quality, generally outdoors ceremony that is personalized to the couple (as opposed to a traditional cookie-cutter wedding ceremony). You never know the magical moments that can take place when you're eloping!
We think there are 1000 reasons you should elope, but here are a few of our favorites: 1. We don't believe a wedding has to be stressful. There is far less to coordinate (and we take on most of that wedding planning anyhow), and your realm of responsibility consists of making a few decisions and getting your marriage license. It's hard to beat a wedding that is actually...wait for it...relaxing! 2. Cost-conscious: Let's be honest, there is so much uncertainty right now! Economic recession? Inflation? Rising cost of living? Save your money for a honeymoon or buying a house and still have an intimate wedding ceremony you'll remember for the rest of your lives. 3. A Ceremony should be About YOU and YOUR LOVE: When did a wedding turn into a party for everyone else? We personalize every aspect of your experience – from the vendors to the vows. We'll even cry real tears with you. We're here to celebrate the core of what makes a wedding ceremony special: you making a lifetime commitment to the one you love. That's a big deal – and we treat it as such.
An elopement package is a bundle of services designed to help couples tie the knot conveniently with one price tag. Elopement packages offer the very basics (like an officiant and venue), but couples can add in a variety of other services, such as an elopement photographer, a musician or flowers.
Simply Eloped has been in business for almost 8 years, and we've married over 13,000 couples. With the combination of our amazing team, nationally renowned wedding vendors, and our innovative technology, we've streamlined the process of planning high-quality, personalized, and cost-conscious ceremonies. We're honored and excited to work with couples to create the most magical day of their lives! Here are a few more reasons why you should choose us:
  1. We've been doing this longer than any elopement company out there— 8 years!
  2. We've performed more ceremonies than any other company—over 13,000 ceremonies.
  3. We personalize every ceremony we do—we don't believe in cookie-cutter weddings.
  4. We vet every team member and vendor to ensure they embody our values and maintain our quality standards.
  5. We're passionate about weddings, and our enthusiasm shines through in everything we do.
  6. We've spent 8 years building our technology, which enables us to do what we love—just better!
Our wedding packages include 20 guests or fewer, but every venue we offer varies in how many guests we're allowed to invite. Just ask us!
We make the process of getting married extremely easy! We'll work with you to establish your destination, venue, date, time, guest count, and the package you'd like to book with us. Then the rest is on our plate! We offer 250 venues around the US, and in most instances, we coordinate on your behalf. We'll pair you with exceptional vendors, an elopement planner who will guide you through every step of the process, and set you up with a dashboard where you can manage your elopement day from A to Z. Your biggest responsibility is getting your marriage license, and we'll handle the rest!
Of course! We have all sorts of packages that can offer whatever vendor you're seeking to hire for. We do not, however, just coordinate a venue. You do need to book a package for the rest of the perks of working with Simply Eloped.
Oh my goodness this is such a personal question and one you and your honey must answer together. We highly encourage you to have a deep heart-to-heart about what you each envision for your big day and discuss what's realistic AND exciting to you both. If you ever need additional guidance, our CEO donates half-hour increments to help you ensure you're asking the right questions. You can learn more about that program by clicking here.
Do you mean to ask how stress-free? Generally, elopements are considered a stressless way of getting married.
Since 82% of the ceremonies we perform are destination weddings, the average planning time is 3-9 months in advance of the ceremony date. However, we've planned as far as three years out and with as little notice as a few days. We're flexible, it's one of our biggest strengths as a company!
A huge reason why we designate our ceremonies as twenty guests or less is because we definitely want your clan to be in attendance (should you desire them to be). But once you have more than 20 people, you really start needing infrastructure. Larger groups begin to require things like chairs, ample parking, multiple bathrooms, etc. At that point, you really need a venue that can support larger groups, which is where the cost really begins to add up. Not to mention, it requires more and more vendors to manage larger groups. While an elopement costs $1,000 to $5,000, the average cost of a traditional wedding in the US is $35,000. That's a big difference! We highly encourage you to ascertain what's the best route for you!
Yes! At Simply Eloped we offer over 250 venues (private venues, national, city and state parks, etc) around the nation! While there are some venues that prefer to work directly with couples, we coordinate any that we are able. Just ask!
That hugely depends on the date, time of year, or budget you have in mind. Simply Eloped is here to help you find the best place to say “I Do”! You can use our venue finder to help you determine the best fit for you!
Absolutely! Whether or not your venue is in a destination we offer, we can definitely do our best to provide vendors or a team based on the services and experiences you're after.
When you're using our quote request process, a lot of the venue fees are grouped into the final package offering. That's why you may be unable to see a line item or specific breakdown of how much the venue costs. If the venue requires you to make the reservation, we let you know in our quote builder how much that costs and how to do that. Everything else is included in the package quote. Just one less thing for you to worry about.
If you cancel services with us your deposit is nonrefundable. The reason for this is the moment you book our services, we get to work! Your Customer Experience Rep will start the wedding planning process; we'll introduce you to your vendors and team; we even get started on coordinating with a venue or a permit. Because of this, there is a lot of time and often upfront costs that we front as soon as you book with us. When you cancel your booking with us, that doesn't change the time or money we invested to begin the planning process for your wedding day. Thank you for understanding! If you need to postpone, change your venue/date/time, your deposit remains as your placeholder. There are no penalties or fees to change details for your elopement. Our deposits range from only $250 to $450.
Simply Eloped is by far the most flexible wedding company in the nation! Because we are set up in over thirty destinations in the US, not only can we postpone your big day at any time, but we can also easily move from one destination to another! There are no fees or consequences to postponing with us? we understand sometimes life just happens!
Yes! When we save your invoice you have the opportunity to pay in installment payments at 0% APR, and in any amount you like. Just ask us!
We are not fans of hidden fees, and we do our best to be as transparent as possible. If you have more than 20 guests or desire additional services, there may be added fees. However, we are always communicative about them and give you the opportunity to work with us! For some services like our hair & makeup, if you happen to be staying at a hotel or Airbnb outside of our area, there may be fees to get our hair & makeup artist to where you are. You just never know how far away things are in some areas until you are in the planning stages!
There are a lot of variables to consider with whatever type of ceremony you're planning. 82% of the ceremonies we perform are destination, meaning couples don't live in the area they're choosing to get eloped. Therefore, additional costs like airfare, hotel, eating out, and activities are all line items that should be considered in your budget. No two ceremonies are the same, so be sure to understand all of the costs associated with performing your ceremony prior to booking with any company!
Yes? every state requires you to get a marriage license IN the state you are holding your ceremony. So if you live in Michigan, and are getting married in Hawaii, you'll need to get a license in Hawaii. You will then submit the license to the state of Hawaii and they will mail you a marriage certificate which will then translate to a certificate in the state you live in. If you are holding a symbolic ceremony, you can get a license in your state, but if you intend for your ceremony to be legal you'll need to abide by state guidelines to get your marriage license in the state you are holding your ceremony.
All Simply Eloped packages include 20 guests or less. The reason for this is because when you have more than 20 guests, you end up needing more infrastructure, planning and teamwork from my vendors. While we do have some venues that can support larger groups, we do charge extra for any guests above 20. Short answer? Yes you may, it just increases your cost.
Absolutely! We have a wide variety of vendors in each destination and can definitely work with you to find someone you're excited about. We don't confirm prior to your booking but once you confirm your date, your Customer Experience Rep will be in touch and can guide you through the process of expressing your preference.
For lighting, we recommend holding your elopement ceremony in the morning or in the evening. Direct lighting can create harsh lines or shadows and isn?t very flattering on anyone. We definitely recommend holding your ceremony prior to 11am or after 4pm. Feel free to ask us for timing based on your date and destination!
Due to our nationwide setup, we do not provide custom flowers. If you choose to book a wedding package with us that includes flowers or add-on florals to your custom package, we offer a variety of selections for your florals: 1. Flowers by Palette We have arrangements based on a color palette, which means the types of flowers may not be exactly as pictured, but the colors and arrangement style will match. You can explore our options for Flowers by Palette here (excluding Hawaii). 2. Hawaiian Arrangements Hawaii is a unique destination, and we have our stunning tropical arrangements for ceremonies taking place in Hawaii. You can view these arrangements here. Please note that these arrangements are only available in Hawaii.
While no company can legally obtain your marriage license on your behalf, we are very familiar with state guidelines and simplify the process for you by walking you through all of the steps, documentation and information you?ll need to acquire your marriage license. We?re also always here for any questions you may have at any time!
Every state has different guidelines for whether or not you need a legal wedding officiant or any witnesses. When you book our services, we'll send you a guide that walks you through these details on a state-by-state basis. However, *most* states do require an officiant who is registered in the state and a witness or two (which cannot be yourselves or your wedding officiant; but can definitely be your photographer!).

As soon as you book our services, we get to work! We'll immediately introduce you to your Personal Elopement Planner, who is kind of like your best friend between the date you book and the day you elope! Your Pep will be ensuring every step of the process is smooth and delightful. They will introduce you to your team, answer any questions you have, put your schedule and invoice together, and much more!

We'll also begin the process of personalizing. You'll work with your officiant to ensure your ceremony matches what you envision and dream of. Your photographer will ensure they understand the kind of shots or photos you're hoping for. Your hair & makeup artist will inquire about the style you're going for with your hair and makeup. Your dashboard is also customized to meet your needs.

We offer many tools to help you feel at ease about your decision to book Simply Eloped, including your personalized Elopement Checklist, your marriage license guide, your Wedding Page, and more! You can even make installment payments on your invoice at 0% APR. Weeks prior to your ceremony, we'll send your itinerary with all the details you and your guests need. Your team will meet at your ceremony site, and the rest, as they say, is history.

First off, know that every moment of your elopement day, we are available to you for whatever you need! We're very prompt on timing with floral delivery, hair & makeup, etc.

Your team will always meet at your venue prior to your ceremony time to ensure everyone is collected, introduced, and ready for a gorgeous ceremony right on time. Your officiant will kick off your ceremony and ensure that all of your requests are beautifully exhibited in your personalized ceremony. It's important to note that your dedicated Personal Elopement Planner will not be present at the ceremony, but will definitely be accessible by phone or text for your day-of needs.

Ceremonies generally last 15-20 minutes, which will then kick off into your portrait session with your photographer (if you booked one with us). The main task you need to be mindful of on your wedding day is bringing your marriage license, and we do the rest! 🌼👰🤵

The right answer to this is, whatever you envision! We've seen it all: casual, themed, color Uncoordinated. We think your attire is a great way for you to personalize and make the ceremony your own. (But for inspiration here's a video of some of our favorite and most unique elopement styles we've seen our couples exhibit:
Many of the venues we perform ceremonies at do not have a traditional aisle, but we can definitely create a faux aisle or use the natural settings as a path for you to approach your honey! You?re welcome to have anyone you please walk you down the aisle ? including yourself. We want you to do whatever you feel is right for you!
Absolutely! Just be sure to check with us about what kind of florals (or not) your flower girl can spread at the venue.
Oh we sure do love a first look moment ? they can be so romantic! Be sure to coordinate with us directly if you?re interested in having this moment as it does change the timing of your day. We?ll have to work with your team to ensure everyone is on the same page about the incorporation of that moment.
It's a fair question. When you're bringing people together for an event, there is a chance things can go, not exactly according to plan. We've experienced undesirable weather, popped tires on a vehicle, a global pandemic? we've seen it all! One of the strongest reasons to book Simply Eloped is because we are PROS at adapting and being flexible. We have an armada of backup vendors, a slew of backup venues and we have a contingency plan for whatever comes our way. It goes without saying that we'll be there for you on your big day, no matter what turns our twists happen.
We wish we could control the weather, but alas, there are some things quite simply out of our realm of power. In our experience, most weather passes quickly, and we can be flexible about timing. However, we do have recommendations or options for indoor venues, and if worst comes to worst, we can move your ceremony to another day. We'll work with you individually in the case of poor weather. Pro tip: Though weather can be daunting or scary, some of our FAVORITE ceremonies happen in thunder, rain, or snow storms. Being open-minded about undesirable weather can create an extremely memorable ceremony. Sometimes it's all about perspective.