Elopement in PA

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

You should look up Self-uniting Marriage. In PA, you can get a Self-Uniting Marriage License and all you need are 2 witnesses. No officiant needed (or even allowed!). You could just drive out to the middle of nowhere with 2 buddies in the backseat, get out and get married in a field. Or in the car.

Similar law in CO, which is where we are eloping – but no witnesses needed there. 

Best of luck, and congrats!

Post # 3
264 posts
Helper bee

Yes! We had two friends do this, and the bride’s sister “officiated.” It was beautiful. Anyway, that wasn’t an elopement, but definitely agree that self-uniting licenses are cool. I believe it’s a leftover from the state’s Quaker roots. 

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