You’re Engaged, Congratulations!!!

We know that the thought of having a wedding is wonderful, but the reality of planning a wedding can be overwhelming and scary. 

We are here to help and make it easy for you!

Do you want to “just show up and get married?” – we can do that!  Our

“Let’s Make It Official Elopement”, “The Simple Elopement” and the “We Do Elopement”

packages are just what you need.

Would you like all the details of a traditional wedding (just scaled down to a manageable size)?

Then our Micro Weddings are the perfect solutions with the “Classic Wedding”

and the “Traditional Wedding” packages.

Below we have answers for lots of the Frequently Asked Questions.

Take a look at the details below or click one of the links for more info:

 

Here are a few first steps to get you started:

  • Decide on Wedding/Elopement Type (what is your budget in money AND time?)

  • How many guests do you want present?  Do you want to do a Zoom wedding with all or most guests logging-on remotely?

  • Do you want to have a wedding party (Maid of Honor, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Flower girl, Ring bearer, etc.)? 

  • Do you need to meet with family members? Are you sharing expenses, are there certain expectations?

  • Write out rough guest list.

  • Set up a phone meeting with us to get your wedding type, time and date all set.

Now, here are a bunch of major the things you DON’T have to do when working with us…

  • Find ceremony site

  • Find reception site

  • Hire a wedding planner.

  • Book officiant

  • Book photographer

  • Book DJ

  • Book caterer

  • Book cake maker

  • Book florist        

  • Book Decorator

  • Research wedding day music

  • Choose ceremony musicians

  • Shop for/buy wedding decorations: Candles, Lights, Centerpieces, Tablecloths, Tulle, ribbon, and other props.

  • Barware/Dinnerware

  • Order Champagne

  • Meet with family members to discuss responsibilities of bar, set-up and cleanup.

  • Order ceremony accessories: Unity candle or sand ceremony set, aisle runner, pew decorations

  • Napkins

  • Cake serving set

  • Toasting flutes

  • Cake topper

  • Card box

  • Determine seating arrangements and write out place cards

  • Finalize bar list and place order

  • Meet with DJ to discuss song lists, name pronunciations, etc.

  • Make envelopes for payment to vendors and write out the checks

  • Decorate wedding ceremony site.

  • Clean up after event.

  • PAY FOR ALL OF THAT!!!

F.A.Q.

For Elopements & Micro Weddings

  • What Does Venue Time Mean?  Venue time means the time you spend at the venue,  from arrival to departure.  Please note, additional time to get dressed, take photos before or after, etc. must all be done within the Venue Time for your package purchase. 

  • Can I buy more time? Yes, you can, please see our Custom Upgrades section for more information.

  • What happens if we are late?  Being late is a no no! If you are late the clock keeps ticking and you loose photo time! So, don't be late!

  • Can I bring my own Flowers? Yes, you can bring your own flowers, however we do not deduct anything from the package price if it is included nor do we pay for them.

  • What type of Officiant do you offer? We have a female officiant (not ordained minister) licensed to perform ceremonies in the State of Washington.   The Elopement packages are officiated by this staff member. 

  • Can we bring our own officiant? Yes and no... if you book a micro wedding  package, you can bring him or her, however we do not deduct anything from the package price,  and we don't pay your officiant.   No outside officiants allowed for the Elopement packages. 

  • What type of ceremonies do you offer?  We offer Religious (such as Christian) Spiritual (no mention of God or Jesus) and Civil (no spiritual references at all.) 

  • Can we bring our own photographer? Again, yes and no.  If you book a micro wedding  package you can bring him or her however, we don't deduct anything from the package price and we don't pay them.  This does not apply to Elopements - No outside photographers are allowed for Elopements.

  • Is your photographer a professional? Yes, of course!. Our photographer is a qualified, experienced wedding photographers from right here in Bothell You will LOVE the results!

  • Can we meet with the photographer prior to the ceremony?  Our packages to not include time with the photographer prior to your event.  You meet meet them when you arrive at our venue and she will be happy to answer your questions at that time.  We do provide you with a photo check list before hand so that our photographer will know if there are any special shots you'd like. 

  • Where can we view your photographers work?  All wedding photos on our site are shot by our photographers.  You can also view her website at: https://www.ascaniophoto.com

  • How does photo the process work? Your photographer will be waiting for your arrival. Once there,they  will begin taking photos during your "getting ready time" throughout the ceremony and then family and friends photos and finally the really romantic photos of just you two.  If your package includes outdoor images, they will accompany you to the Bothell Landing Park where she will guide you through a series of romantic shots in the beautiful surroundings. .  She will take 3 times the number of images that are in your package and edit them for quality.  Then she will load them to your own personal wedding gallery. You will receive a link within in 3 weeks of the wedding to choose your favs from everything in your gallery and you'll make a "comment" npte of each that you want. We then give you a link to download them to you own devices, watermark free with full use.  You can purchase the entire gallery if you want for an additional $200.00.

  • Is there a place to change in the venue?  Yes,  we offer our stunning Bridal Room (if included in the package you choose) as well as two lovely bathrooms. However it is not available for hair and makeup!  Please come ready to get dressed and get married. 

  • Do we meet before the ceremony or can we meet up in person to discuss our ceremony?  Normally we take care of everything over email, phone and text. You can schedule a meeting and a tour for the larger packages. However, we will communicate via phone and email, as many times as you need us, to make sure all the details are taken care of. 

  • Is there free parking?   Yes. We have a parking lot located behind our building with several spots and there is plenty of free street parking up and done Main Street.  

  • Do I need a marriage license from Washington (even if I don't live there)? Yes, you do! You need to obtain a marriage license 72 hours in advance of the ceremony. No out of state license is allowed.  Here is the link for all the information: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/records-licensing/recorders-office/marriage-licensing.aspxWe are already legally married. Do we need a marriage license? No, you do not. Vows renewals do not need a license because you are already married.

  • How do I pay for your services?   We require 1/2 down when you book the wedding and the balance due 3 days prior to the event. You may pay with a credit card or debit card which we can take over the phone.  We will email you a receipt. 

  • What is your refund policy? We do not allow refunds. Once you have paid your deposit or balance there is no refund. You may use the funds up to 1 year from the orginal date of service, as long as you notify us within 60 days prior to the wedding. Some extenuating circumstances are allowed by management only.

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