Escape In Snohomish County, Washington: 5 Steps To Go From Engaged To Married

Many couples choose to elope in Snohomish County, Washington state.

Snohomish County is a beautiful county just north of Seattle and offers unique and memorable location/venue opportunities for an elopement. And the county makes it convenient to get a marriage license whether you want to get married in three days, next week, or next month!

As you consider eloping in Snohomish County, here are 5 steps to go from engaged to married.

How to Elope Snohomish County Style!

1) Apply for and pick up your license from the Snohomish County Marriage License Office. You cannot elope in Snohomish County without your valid marriage license, so obtaining your license is one of the first things you should do.

Snohomish County has a very comprehensive website loaded with all the information you need to apply for and obtain a valid marriage license. You can apply and pick up your license in person or you can start the process by phone and mail. If you apply for your license in person, both of you must appear. The license fee is $64 and no blood work is required. Note: there is a 3-day waiting period from the date your license is issued before you can get married and your license is valid for up to 60 days from the date it is issued.

2) Decide “where” to elope in Snohomish: Snohomish County is popular with local couples and couples traveling to the area because it offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues/locations for a getaway. Whether you want to get married on the water, on top of a mountain, in a quaint country bed and breakfast, or perhaps on a ferry from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island, your options are endless.

Visit the Snohomish County Office of Tourism for more information and ideas or consider one of these popular spots/locations for your getaway, whether your guest list is 2 or 10.

-River Rock Inn, Arlington, Washington

– The bustling boardwalk next to the ferry dock, Edmonds, WA

– A country location, Arlington, WA

– Monte Villa Cottage, Bothell, WA

-Belle Chapel, Snohomish, WA

3) Your guest list: 2 witnesses (and maybe more!) – While planning your escape, don’t forget that you will need two witnesses over the age of 18!

4) Locate an officiant or minister who is happy to officiate at your elopement. There are many wonderful officiants and ministers located in Western Washington and Snohomish County who would love to be involved in your escape. Use the internet to locate some people and find a person who resonates with you. Especially if you’re eloping in the popular summer wedding season, make a short list of several candidates, as finding someone can be more difficult during this time of year.

5) On your wedding day: Introduce yourself, get married and present your legal documentation. That’s how it is! Show up for your escape, exchange your vows, and don’t forget to file your legal paperwork with the County. Often your Officiant or Minister will do this for you as a courtesy. So get away today and enjoy every moment of creating a memory to last a lifetime!

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