Eloping is a new concept. Many couples who elope did not plan to elope when they first started planning their wedding. Hiring an officiant is the perfect balance to give to your elopement, and to make sure you cover all the legal requirements for your wedding ceremony too! Also, a lot of these elopement officiants offer their services for more traditional weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to any of these officiants for your wedding needs.
If you are planning an elopement with an officiant who is based in Seattle, then you should account for travel expenses in your elopement budget if you’re thinking about eloping at one of WA’s national parks.
Q&A For Your Washington Elopement Regarding Officiants
We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.
How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Officiant?
Photographers in Washington will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In the PNW, you’ll find photographers charging from $300 – $500 for your elopement ceremony. The main determining factor to the price is how detailed you want your ceremony to be.
Keep in mind these are estimates and every officiant has their prices set.
Do I Need More Than a Photographer for my Washington State Elopement?
This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day.
You can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, photographer, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in Washington! The sky is the limit.
Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Washington photographer who they recommend.