So how does this elopement wedding thing even work?
How to elope?
Step 2: Pick a date.
The Elopement Co. is available for both weekday AND weekend elopements. Just contact us to check availability!
Step 1: Go to the Register of Deeds and apply for a marriage license.
Find your local North Carolina Register of Deeds office here.
Note that BOTH parties getting married are required to be present at the Register of Deeds to apply for a license. You can do some of the paperwork ahead of time on the RoD website. While we cannot do this step for you, please let us know if you have any questions about the process!. The application fee is $60. *Note: the license must be used within 60 days, so plan accordingly!
Step 3: Contact The Elopement Co.!
Click here to message us, or call us at 704-251-5138!
At this point, The Elopement Co. will have a conversation with you to find out what you have in mind for your perfect elopement. After that, we can take over and plan everything for you, or, if you want to be more involved, here's what's next:
Step 4: Choose a Location.
The options here are endless. You elopement can be in your backyard, the beach, the mountains, a vineyard, or anything you can think of. The Elopement Co. will help you find your location (we have lots of suggestions, if you need them), and arrange for the event. Keep in mind that some locations will be free, and others will cost. We can work together to find the perfect location for you!
Step 5: Choose an Officiant.
We have a list of available officiants and will help find one for your big day. The price of the officiant is included in your elopement package. Or, if you want to have someone important in your life perform the ceremony for you, just let us know!
Step 6: Choose the Details.
Your elopement can be as simple or as complex as you want it. The Elopement Co. works with amazing vendors to offer many details to make your day extra special, such as videography, announcements/invitations, dress rental, hair and makeup, etc. We will work with you to make your experience one you can always look back on with joy.
Step 7: Show up!
We will make sure everything is ready for you on your big day. All you have to do is show up and be in love. We'll take it from there!