Screw the party, we’re going to Colorado!

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

kathymoreira :  that’s awesome! Just FYI, in Colorado you can “self-solemnize” your wedding (no officiant required). Basically it’s the exact same as a regular wedding, but you say whatever you want instead of an officiant, and you don’t need an officiant or witnesses to sign your marriage license. In case that’s something you’re interested in. That’s what we’re doing for our shotgun elopement 😉

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m sorry I don’t have any tips and tricks for planning a destination wedding, but I just wanted to say congratulations!! I live in Colorado and my husband and I were married in Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2016. It is an absolutely beautiful place to get married! I’m biased, but I think you have chosen a great place to get married. Scenic views are a dime a dozen in Colorado. Your wedding will be beautiful!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Wow! Colorado is so amazing. What a wonderful place to get married! 

KittyYogi :  That sounds so cool. For sure something I would be interested in as well. Do you know if other states recognize it equally? I feel like insurance companies and stuff can be jerks about that stuff. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Eldorado Canyon State Park

riverqt :  Hi! Just wanted to jump in and say yes, other states recognize Colorado-based self-solemnization marriages the same as they recognize any other marriages; it’s the same certificate, so just as valid as any other marriage. My husband and I self-solemnized in Colorado last year and there have been no issues, we are legally married according to everyone. 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee

faina9286 :  That’s so awesome! Going to have to discuss this with my SO. It is right up our alley. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Congratulations!!!! I’m from Florida and having a destination wedding in Colorado at Maroon Bells in two weeks!!! I am so excited! We also booked a venue here and decided we didn’t want to have a huge wedding, so I am thankful too that I didn’t book any other vendors! 

When we decided we wanted to do it in Colorado we flew there and drove around Colorado scouting for the perfect spot, maybe try doing that. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

You should get your marriage license in Loveland, Colorado!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Just here to say woohoo yay congrats! Darling Husband and I also got married in Colorado and it was the best 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

riverqt :  Yeah it’s just like getting married in any other state.  You get married in New York or Ohio or South Carolina or Oregon or wherever, and they recognize it in the other 49 states.  There are a couple other states that allow the self-solemnizing, but I don’t remember which (we’re an hour from the CO border so that’s the obvious choice for us!).

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We filled out an application for the marriage license online(you can do it 30 days in advanced) and scheduled an appointment to pick it up a couple days before the wedding.

We didn’t hire an elopement company, I like planning everything by myself. I was looking at custom weddings of Colorado  before I decided to do it myself. 

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