You can apply and and pick up at your marriage license at the local County Clerk’s office. Most of my couples are not from Colorado, so this is an important piece of info that I repeat often: You need to obtain your marriage license from a local county Clerk’s Office in Colorado, even if you’re from a different state.
Simply go in to the Clerk’s Office together, fill out some paperwork and you’re good to go. Shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes tops! This is one of the most important part of planning your Colorado elopement!
One of the most important factors in planning your elopement is choosing your location. There are many options to choose from in this beautiful state, so this can be a tricky ‘to-do’ to check off the list. If you need some guidance, let me know! That’s what I’m here for!
The phrase “self-solemnize” might be new to you so let me explain, ‘cos it’s pretty awesome.
In Colorado, you do not need an officiant to marry you and your fiance. You can do it yourself and it’s totally legal. How awesome is that?! Pretty awesome if you ask me. Which is why I’ve said the word “awesome” more than three times now.
So, you can make the choice to include an officiant in your ceremony or you can choose to keep it even more private and keep it between you two.
Hannah and Wilks chose to self-solemnize their ceremony and it was the sweetest thing. Check it out here!
Another benefit to a Colorado elopement is that Colorado doesn’t require any witnesses. WHAT? I know, pretty cool, right? There is a space on the marriage license for witness signatures, but it’s optional. So you can leave it blank.
Most importantly, planning your Colorado elopement should be an enjoyable process. If you’ve encountered a vendor who has made it anything but, ditch them quick! You deserve to enjoy the planning process and you deserve to have an EPIC elopement day!
If I can help you in planning your day + photographing it, give me a call! I’d love to hear from you. But if it’s 10 o’clock at night, send me an email instead. 😴🤣