Frequently Asked Questions

We’re passionate about making people happy and as such we aim to treat every elopement as though it’s our best friends’ wedding. This is your special day and we’re here to make sure you have everything you need to make it magical. You have questions, we have answers!

About Simply Eloped

tell us more about simply eloped!

The company was founded by a couple named Matt and Janessa. They saw so many close friends spend tons of money on large weddings that were stressful and difficult to plan. After noticing that many of these friends didn’t enjoy their weddings, the duo realized that there must be a better way. With that, Simply Eloped was born and the two set off on a mission to make getting married, fun, easy and affordable!

how do i start planning my elopement?

The company was founded by a couple named Matt and Janessa. They saw so many close friends spend tons of money on large weddings that were stressful and difficult to plan. After noticing that many of these friends didn’t enjoy their weddings, the duo realized that there must be a better way. With that, Simply Eloped was born and the two set off on a mission to make getting married, fun, easy and affordable!

All About Eloping

why should i elope?

Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. If couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned in a few hours with costs that are a fraction of what they’d pay for a traditional wedding. Plus, elopements tend to be much more personal and intimate. Traditional weddings are all about…well…tradition! Elopements, rather, put the focus back on the couple and their love, allowing the lovebirds to have a ceremony that’s as unique as their relationship. Not to mention, eloping makes it easier to hold a ceremony in a beautiful location—such as the pristine mountains of Colorado or Gatlinburg, as well as a magical beach in Hawaii.

where can you help me elope?

We currently have eight elopement destinations: Idaho, NYC, Colorado, Gatlinburg, New Orleans, Hawaii, Asheville and San Diego!

can my elopement be personalized?

From top to bottom, we customize what we do. We believe your big day should be about YOU and the only way we can do that, is by getting to know your desires, needs and hopes, and then customizing the elements of your ceremony to match that.

Planning Your Elopement

i don’t have time to plan a wedding. how can simply eloped help?

While we aren’t crazy about labels (we aren’t a wedding planner, per say), we’re here to answer questions, provide services, give needed advice and do everything we are able to help your day be a stunning event!

what's the elopement planning process like with simply eloped?

As you may have guessed, it will be simple (and hopefully fun)! The first order of business is to decide your ceremony date, time, and location. We also like to know how many guests you’ll bring along. From there, we’ll help you choose from our various elopement packages. After that, we’ll get to personalizing! We personalize everything from the ceremony, to the photo styles, to the flowers. Our firm belief is that your ceremony should be a reflection of your relationship! Easy. Peasy. Lemon. Squeezy.

when should i start planning?

Our answer every time: as soon as you’re able! While we have done a number of ceremonies the day after a couple contacts us, we’re able to spend more time personalizing and fitting your ceremony to meet your needs with more lead time. The most important part on our end is for you is to reserve your date. All the pieces fall into place after that one magical ‘click’!

how many guests can i have at my elopement?

We define an elopement as 20 guests or less. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t perform a ceremony with a higher guest count. Ceremonies with over 20 guests will have the additional cost of $10/person per vendor. For example, if you have the Sprout Package (2 vendors) and have 30 guests (10 extra guests), there would be an additional charge of $200 added to your Sprout Package. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about this!

can i change the date or time of my elopement?

We’re flexible! Need a date or time change after booking our service? No problem. We’ll find something that works for both of us. In the case of bad weather, we can work with you to find another appropriate venue or applicable date.

we're not from the states; is our marriage legal back home?

The only country (we’re aware of) that requires special documentation is the UK. It’s considered an ‘extended license’ and we are more than happy to advise you on the process. Just reach out!

Our Policies

how do you handle cancellations?

We would be so sad for you if this were to happen, but we totally understand life is full of surprises. We take this case-by-case, so just reach out to us and we’ll be happy to discuss options.

let’s do this! how do i pay?

We accept payment online via credit or debit card. Reach out to us and we’ll send you a personalized link to start planning your elopement.

do you perform same-sex marriages?

Without a doubt—yes!

Let’s Chat

Enough about us, now it’s all about you. We can’t wait to plan your perfect day together. We’re happy to answer any question you may have.