How to Elope in Georgia

The complete Georgia Elopement Guide

Dreaming of an adventurous elopement in Georgia?
Hell Yeah!

The Peach State is one of the most diverse states in the south east, as it has large rolling mountains in the north, plains in the south, and beaches that stretch the east coast of the state!
As elopement experts, we have done a ton of research on eloping all over the world, and created in-depth guides for adventurous couples just like you!


How to obtain a marriage license in Georgia:

Requirements to Apply for a Marriage License in Georgia:

- Both parties must be present and provide a valid driver's license, non-driver state identification, or birth certificate with proof of age
- You do not have to be a resident of Georgia to get married there
- There is no blood test required in Georgia
- there is no waiting period in Georgia

Pick up a Georgia Marriage License.
   If one or both of you are a Georgia resident, then a marriage license can be obtained by any probate court in any county. If neither of you are a Georgia resident, a marriage license must be obtained in the county you are eloping in. Marriage Licenses don't expire in Georgia, but must be returned within 30 days after the ceremony. Be sure to check the specific county's requirements and fees for obtaining a marriage license. 

Have your Officiant Return your Signed Marriage License.
   Within 30 days after your ceremony, your marriage license is to be returned to the probate court. To get your Marriage certificate, you must make a request online, or have a written request sent to the probate court the license was returned to. 

You're Legally Married in Georgia!
   Once your signed Marriage License is returned to the probate court, you're officially married!




Your Georgia Elopement Photographer

who is ready for a badass adventure

If you know you want your wedding day to be filled with laughter, adventure, and love- eloping is going to be the best decision you ever make!

If you want a team of elopement experts who fully understand and support your wildest dreams of having an epic wedding day, we are here to help with the entire experience!
We not only love elopements to our core, but we also know how to plan a badass wedding day in surreal destinations!

You know you deserve a wedding day that is intentional and memorable, so you're ready for the next step!


For choosing your Georgia Elopement Location

A reminder

While I try to keep information about elopement locations updated as frequently as possible, things are always changing!
It's important to always do research and contact the national/ state parks well in advance, to ensure there are no new guidelines, requirements, or restrictions!
When I help you plan your epic elopement experience, I will always provide the most recent information regarding permits and guidelines for locations!
Be sure to leave no trace when visiting beautiful outdoor locations- it is crucial for the health and longevity of the environment.

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While we 100% believe in transparency, as elopement experts we have dedicated a lot of time searching far and wide for hidden gem locations that are less crowded, and more surreal!
While we recommend general areas, gorgeous state and national parks, and other popular locations- we have a personal database of thousands of locations across the United States! When you book your elopement experience with us, we will help you find locations that perfectly suit your unique elopement.

Ready to start planning your epic elopement?


The best time of year to elope in Georgia:

While spring often means lots of rain and hard-to-predict weather in Georgia, the state blooms with greenery and wildflowers!
Summers get very hot and humid, so spring is the best time of year if you want the beautiful greenery and rushing waterfalls that Georgia offers!

The most popular time of year to elope in Georgia is during the fall, as the weather is perfect! Temperatures are comfortable, chances of rain are low, and the fall colors are stunning!

April - May & September - November

Frequently Asked Questions
about Eloping in Georgia

"Do I need permits to elope in Georgia?"



Some locations, such as national parks and state parks, typically require a special use permit or a wedding ceremony permit when you are having a ceremony within the park. If you are just enjoying the park and having photos done, you may not need a permit for your elopement, but a photo/ film permit may be necessary for your photographer or videographer.
Be sure to check each location's regulations and requirements to ensure your elopement day goes as smooth as possible!
If you book your elopement experience with me, I will help you with all of the logistics and legalities of your elopement day!

"Can we have our friends and family present for our elopement?"



Of course! Typically, intimate weddings and elopements have less than 30 guests! Lots of couples dream of having an epic elopement, but would like to have their beloved family and friends join them for part of the day!
If you dream of celebrating with more of your friends and family, you can plan a post-elopement party! Click here to learn more about how to plan a post-elopement party!

Your elopement can be:
   - Just the two of you!
   - The two of you + an officiant & witnesses
   - Up to 30 of your closest friends & family!

"If I am coming to Georgia to elope from another state, will I need to file a marriage license in Georgia?"



I always recommend filing for your marriage license in the state/ county in which you are eloping in! However, if you have already went to the courthouse and filed your marriage license in your home state, or want to deal with the paperwork later on down the road, you will have a "commitment ceremony," which isn't legally binding.
Choosing to file your marriage license before or after you elope is completely fine, what really matters is when you and your partner commit your lives to each other! Just keep in mind that you are not legally recognized as married until a marriage certificate is obtained.

Georgia Elopement Packages

For the wild lovers

What's Included:

Packages Starting At $2,400   |   Couples Typically Invest $3,400 + Heirlooms 

- Coverage from 4 Hours to Multiple Days
- Personalized and Detailed Planning
- Tax + Travel to All U.S. States
- Private Online Gallery + Custom USB with Edited High-Resolution Digital Gallery
- Sneak Peeks within 48 Hours
- Full Gallery Delivery within 6 Weeks
- Highlight Video with Audio Coverage so you can Watch and Listen to your Epic Day!
- Ease of achieving the most memorable and authentic elopement experience!

I'm so excited to learn more about your dreams for your big day, and look forward to connecting soon!
I will get back with you within 24 hours to talk more about your awaiting adventure!

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(I only photograph weddings with under 30 guests)
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