Post # 1
I’m 90% sure my dream wedding of eloping to Iceland is off at this point. My family and my FI’s family are not ok with us getting married without them. So a small wedding in my home state is begrudgingly being planned.
That being said, I have a few links and websites that I’ve saved regarding hotels, photographers, and the logistics of it all. If anyone was thinking about eloping to Iceland hopefully this will make the planning a bit easier!
The logistics of making it legal:
Someone to help you make it happen:
Friendly advice from someone who did it:
Places to stay:
Things to do when you’re there:
I didn’t find too many things about places to actually get married. I would have done it in front of a waterfall or glaciers and information on doing it outside is readily available. There are also a ton of hotels to look into. I was thinking of getting married outside of Reykjavik in the smaller towns with a beautiful landscape behind us.
Good luck on your planning and hopefully this will help someone! Please post links or suggestions if you got married in Iceland or have traveled there!
Post # 3
@NorthCoastLife: This is awesome. I wish I could do that!
Post # 4
This is what I wish I had done :-). We did a 2-week road trip there a couple of years ago and circled the whole country – one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
Post # 4
Thank you SO SO SOOOO much for posting this!!! I think its amazing that you shared the information from all of your research, even though you didn’t get to go. My fiance was so stressed about the idea of a costly wedding, and the time it will set us back in buying a house, so we just up and decided we are going to elope to Iceland next month. I love the country and he has never been. We get flight deals as we are both in aviation, and my sister and brother-in-law (who happens to be Icelandic) are on our passes and are going to come with us and their new baby. Because my Dad is on passes, he coming too and its going to be great. Thank you so much again!
Post # 5
Have you been able to find a way to get a marital status / honour paper from your local court house?
I have been having troubles finding someone who will follow us to our location and actually perform the ceremony. The country website lists the times open for civil service cerempnies. But i am not sure if we need to go to the office and sign the legal paperwork then hire a minister to perform the ceremony?
Post # 6
I also have all the up to date legal requirements from the goverment listed on my website!! Some people also just do the paperwork in the home country and have a symbolic ceremony in Iceland
and here is the gov of icelands requirements
Post # 7
If anyone is looking for a photographer for their elopement in Iceland we are currently offering to shoot for free!
Post # 8
Thanks for calling out our site (http://www.icelandweddingplanner.com) as a reasource! We have been in business here in Iceland since 2012.
::PLEASE NOTE:: The legal requirements are by region in Iceland so please DO NOT use the information called out in the post above if you plan to wed outside of Reykjavik (as most people do).
If you are a couple on a small budget feel free to reach out to our friends at: http://www.icelandweddingsandhoneymoons.com. They can help you through the basic things you need for a wedding in Iceland (if you do not want to go the adventure wedding / elopement with us).
Lots of luck and smiles to you lovely Bee’s!!