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Frequently Asked Questions Elope In St Louis

How do we get our marriage license?

See Applying For A Marriage License as the laws are different in MO and IL.



What is the waiting period, once we obtain a marriage license?

In Metro East IL you are required to wait 24 hours from when you obtain your license until you can legally get married.  In MO there is no waiting period - you can elope the same day!

Are these packages only for couples who live in the St Louis Metro area?

No, we are happy to arrange elopements for anyone, no matter where they live!



Are these packages available for all couples : gay or straight?

Of course! We work with all couples in love.

Can I have chairs and ceremony decor at my outdoor ceremony?

Unfortunately we are not allowed to bring in these items (unless your have reserved it) but we will work closely with you to select a location that is beautiful and does not need additional decor.


Eloping : How To

Eloping with a loved one won’t seem awkward or too casual if you do it right. Here you will find tips on how to elope the right way.

Eloping with a loved one to get married has always been an awkward experience. Some may call eloping lazy, and others may think it’s being thrifty. But how many can call elopement a dream wedding?

Weddings are a big business these days, and most young couples end up spending a fortune (sometimes, more than one year’s income) on getting married, and spend a big part of their married life paying their wedding debt off.

Wedding Debt
A well planned wedding seems magical, but that’s because you have seen only the fa├žade of it. The event may last a few hours, but the preparation for it took several painstaking months or even years. When you’re actively participating in the preparation of your wedding, you’re bound to be stressed all the time even if you hire a professional wedding coordinator.

Why elope to get married?

Couples typically elope when they want to get married in a rush, either because they don’t have the financial resources or because they have warring families who aren’t appreciative of the groom-to-be or the bride-to-be. But that’s not always the case.

Sometimes, couples elope and get married because they can make the wedding feel more personal, romantic, and most importantly, memorable. And if you are bothered about missing out on the dream wedding you never had, don’t be. Eloping too can be just as fun and special.




In your lifetime, you’ve probably been to several weddings yourself. Now how many of those weddings do you actually remember vividly?

When you attend a wedding, it’s just a few hours of fun and flirting for you. But to the new bride and groom, it’s many years of their fortune that they have spent just on those few hours. If you aren’t financially ready for it, do you really want to start your new married life in debt?

Grand weddings are expensive affairs, and let’s face it, there is not much you can do to avoid the expenses. If you want something more personal and intimate, eloping may just be the perfect way to enjoy your dream day without being burdened down with so many expenses.

What do most couples that elope do?

Getting a marriage license is easy in Missouri than in most other places around the United States. Once your apply for your license, you can use it immediately.  You can apply for your Marriage License anywhere in the state.  St Louis is becoming a destination for eloping couples that want to get married simply and easily. It’s easy, stress free and quick.

But if you take a while to plan your elopement in advance, you can get plan a more detailed event that may include flowers, a photographer, food and merriment surrounding the ceremony.

Same Sex Elopement in St Louis

Are you ready to elope with your lover?

A wedding is special, but the experience feels special only when you feel good about it. What do you want in your perfect wedding?

As long as you have your closest friends and family around you when you exchange your vows, it feels just as special as sharing your wedding day with hundreds of acquaintances. You don’t have to worry about the seating arrangement or who doesn’t get along with whom, nor do you have to worry about any last minute changes.

Your wedding day is a special day for you and your partner. It has to feel stress free and perfect. Ask anyone who’s married at least once in a grand wedding that took months of preparation, and chances are, they may prefer to elope if they could do the whole thing the second time.

How to elope with your partner and still have the perfect wedding

Wondering how to elope and still experience your dream wedding? Well, here’s your guide on doing just that.

Take a few days off from work, head to a romantic hotel suite, bed and breakfast, or romantic restaurant.

Get away in St Louis and spend your honeymoon there. Plan a series of fun activities that would help all of you have a great time together.

Elope in St Louis
Plan your wedding like a vacation. As long as all of you are having fun, it’ll definitely be a wedding that you’ll never forget because you could have the closest people that matter to you around you. And the best part, as long as all of you participate in the setting up of the elopement, it’ll feel stress free and fun, instead of hectic and rushed.

By eloping, you won’t be spending a fortune on a wedding that lasts a few hours. And you won’t offend anyone that matters because they’d be with you, celebrating your perfect getaway wedding.

Eloping could be a better alternative

A wedding for a few hours is nice, but a whole week or a long weekend, that’s so much more exciting and fun, right? Everyone assumes that eloping is such a bad thing, but if you look at it, it’s a better alternative. Even celebrities get away on a vacation to get married. And the best part, you’re already on a vacation.

If you don’t want to head out to a vacation to get married, you could even plan an at-home wedding. That’s just like eloping anyway, because you aren’t letting the whole world know your plans. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan had a low key simple SURPRISE wedding with their closest friends, and think about it, he has billions to spend if he really wanted to!

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Elopement
Sometimes, eloping to a vacation spot and sharing that special day with a select few could make the day feel a lot more special, beautiful and memorable.

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day in your life. So don’t make it feel like the most stressful day. Unless you’ve fixed your mind on a grand wedding, use these tips on how to elope and plan something a lot more special and memorable.

Resource : Jessica Dawson with LovePanky .com