Wyoming Elopement Packages
Wyoming is probably one of the most beautiful and remote locations to plan your elopement. From Grand Teton National Park to endless mountain ranges to appreciate. We love Wyoming for its forested areas and wildlife, perfect for couples who love animals and adventure. Our comprehensive Wyoming elopement package covers everything from locations, vendors, and tips for your Wyoming elopement.
* While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages in Wyoming, we do provide you with all of the information and resources you will need to create your perfect elopement package. Our Wandering Weddings members are also amazing vendors to ask questions. These members have plenty of experience curating awesome elopement experiences for couples.
How to Elope in Wyoming
This is a long resource packed with awesome tips and inspiration. Use the links below to jump right to the section you’d like to check out.
- Vendors For Your Wyoming Elopement Package
- Places to Elope in Wyoming
- When to Elope in Wyoming
- Permits and Marriage License in Wyoming
Vendors to Build your Perfect Wyoming Elopement Package
When putting together your Wyoming elopement package, you want to consider your overall elopement budget. Whether you’re planning an elopement in a state park or private property, your budget is everything when planning! Elopements have a pretty big range when it comes to an average price because it all depends on what vendors you decide to include on your wedding day. Please note that you are not required to include every vendor type in your package.
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Check out our vendor categories to consider when thinking about your elopement package:
These vendors are where most of your elopement budget will be going towards, but for good reason. On average, our photographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. This depends on how many hours of coverage (half-day versus full-day) a couple is looking for in their Wyoming elopement package.
Like elopement photographers, videographers are going to be a great investment for your elopement day to document your adventures together. On average, our videographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. Keep in mind, this depends on how long you want your elopement footage to be. For example, a full-day video coverage would cost more versus covering just your elopement ceremony.
On average, our officiant members will charge $500-$800 per elopement. Officiants are great to orchestrate your favorite traditions and wedding vows. It’s also important to note that some other vendors are also officiants, so we recommend always asking.
You don’t necessarily always need a wedding planner for your elopement adventure, but having a planner does help if couples have a very clear elopement vision. The average price for our planner members is $1,000-$3,000. Planners are also great for couples who don’t want to DIY or worry about anything, or couples who live far from their elopement destination.
Check out why you should hire an elopement planner for your wedding adventure.
Since you’re planning an elopement, you’ll need fewer floral arrangements than your average traditional wedding in Wyoming. If you aren’t down to DIY your own bridal bouquet, then a florist in Wyoming can average $300 to $600.
Are you looking to elope near Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, or Rock Springs? Even though there are plenty of public land options to consider eloping to in Wyoming, there are also some pretty neat private venues in Wyoming too to include in your elopement package. Our team loves private venues because they do offer you more privacy and flexibility when you two are going to elope. Private venues, on average, will charge $300 to $4,000, depending on the location.
Places to Elope in Wyoming
As you put together your Wyoming elopement package, one of the most important steps is including an epic place to elope. While we are going to mention some of our favorite places to elope in Wyoming below, it’s important to note that connecting with one of our members who specialize in Wyoming elopements will allow you to have your elopement at secret locations and trails not many people know about.
As professionals in the elopement industry, it’s our goal to provide you with all the tools and information you need to plan an epic elopement, but it’s also our goal to keep these areas protected. Our list of elopement locations in Wyoming should give you a good idea of where you would love to have your ceremony together. Once you know what areas you two are loving, then connect with our members to start planning your adventure!
Grand Tetons National Park
Looking for mountains, pristine lakes, alpine terrains, and more? Grand Tetons is probably the place to elope for your wedding day in Wyoming. It’s filled with over two hundred miles of trailers to explore, and plenty of nook and crannies to appreciate. When it comes to actually planning your elopement here, you’ll want to make sure you have the latest permit information. A permit is required ($200 application fee) to hold any size wedding ceremony in the park unless you’re thinking about having your ceremony at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, or a concession facility. Photography permits are also separate from your wedding ceremony too.
Make sure to submit your application no less than thirty days prior to your elopement. Please visit their website to see the latest information on availability and special regulations because this constantly changes throughout the year. It is important to know that Grand Tetons has one of the strictest regulations surrounding decorations and structures.
Medicine Bow National Forest
Medicine Bow Forest extends from Colorado to Wyoming. Around these forests, couples can choose from multiple mountain ranges including Gorge Range, Flat Tops, or Laramie Range. You can plan your elopement year-round here. There are even 2 ski areas during the wintertime. Besides miles of hiking trails to explore, there are also 8 mountain lakes and scenic drives. One thing to remember is the weather and the presence of wildfires. If you’re interested in eloping here, it’s important to check if any of the forest areas have been impacted.
A permit is required for your wedding ceremony. There are also some intimate locations such as St. Alban’s Chapel.
Yellowstone National Park
Do you want to elope at the world’s first national park? Of course, you do! Filled with history and geological wonders, you both will have so much to explore during your adventure. From dramatic canyons, forests, hot springs, alpine rivers, and more! This is also such a fun spot to visit if you love animals. Yellowstone is home to so many species including bison, elk, antelope, and bears.
A special use permit is needed ($75 application fee). Depending on the size of your wedding and time of year, you may have some limitations on where you can have your wedding. If you’re keeping things simple and eloping, then you’ll have plenty of backdrops to explore for both your ceremony and portraits. Make sure to apply for your permit at least a month in advance. Please check the Yellowstone website for the latest regulations and permit restrictions on ceremony locations.
Any Remote Hilltop or Intimate Chapel
There are plenty of hilltop views in Wyoming or even beautiful chapels. A lot of these places are private venues or churches, but this can also provide a more intimate and remote setting any time of day, versus planning a sunrise ceremony at a more popular location. Our best advice is to team up with a Wyoming elopement vendor for unique locations in Wyoming for your elopement ceremony.
When to Elope in Wyoming
Are you thinking about eloping in Wyoming? You’ll want to think about when to elope in Wyoming. If your main goal is to avoid crowds during your elopement, then elope during late spring or early fall in Wyoming. We love this time not only for the lesser crowds but also for the mild weather and activities you can easily enjoy.
If you’re planning a winter elopement, or any fun winter activities then plan your Wyoming elopement in November – March. During the summer June through August, Wyoming does see the most tourists and crowds because a bunch of special events takes place because school is off for summer.
Permits and Marriage License in Wyoming
When it comes to planning a Wyoming elopement, you want to make sure you have the permits you need. Some places don’t require any permits to elope, but other places do. It’s important to always double-check with the location before or ask your elopement vendors for advice. Another important thing to remember is to also follow the rules and regulations set in place at your elopement destination. It’s our duty to leave no trace (LNT) when we visit public lands. Let’s all do our part and stay on the trail and respect the lands we are visiting.
Getting a marriage license in Wyoming is super easy! To apply for your Wyoming marriage license, you’ll need to pay a license fee ($30), and you must appear in person with a picture ID. To get married in Wyoming, there is no waiting period, and no blood tests are required. A Wyoming marriage license, however, can only be used in Wyoming, and the application does expire one year after you apply. You’ll need two witnesses for your wedding ceremony, and an officiant to make things official.
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Are you still looking for the best place to elope and not set on eloping in Wyoming? Look into elopement packages in some of our favorite locations:
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