First you will need to obtain your Washington State Marriage License packet. You can obtain your marriage license in any County in Washington. Here is the link: WA State Marriage License
Some info about obtaining your license:
You will need a legal photo ID or Passport to apply. If you are walking in to apply you will receive your packet at the time of applying. There is a 3 day waiting period in Washington before the license is valid. Your marriage license will expire in 60 days.
If you are from out of state or out of the country, you do not need to be in Washington to apply. You can mail in your application. You can print it out, take it to a notary to be notarized and then mail it to the Marriage license department in King County. You can pick it up when you arrive in Washington State or we can pick it up for you if you are not able to.
How do I get married at Shotgun Ceremonies Wedding Chapel?
When you are ready to make an appointment, please give us a call at 206-372-3349.
We are available to take your call usually between the hours of 10AM - 7PM most days. Please leave us a message if we don't answer and we will call you back as soon as we can.
We ask for $100 deposit and then the balance is due when you come in to get married. We will ask you a few questions over the phone and then you are all set. After your wedding is booked, we will send you an email containing a confirmation of your wedding date and time along with a deposit receipt.
What is the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall?
The Georgetown Trailer Park Malloffers independent artists, designers, makers and collectors in a one-of-a-kind environment thriving with community. Each trailer houses a permanent, independently run business.
What happens if we need to cancel or change the date of our wedding?
The $100 deposit is non-refundable but always exchangeable. We understand life can have some unforeseen situations and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can also gift your deposit to someone else's wedding or vow renewal if desired.
What if I want to get ready there?
We do have a little dressing room trailerwhere you are more than welcome to come in and change. We recommend doing makeup and hair off-site, prior to arriving.
Is the ceremony religious?
We do not have anything religious in our ceremony, however we respect all religions. If you would like to add something that celebrates your beliefs, we are more than happy to include it in our ceremony.
We want to get married Off-Site at a different location. Can we do that?
Of course. We charge the same price as in our Wedding Chapel, unless we have to travel 10 or more miles outside of Seattle, which in that case we add an additional charge for travel time/expenses (Please call us for a quote). We also have some fun ideas and locations you can check out in our themed Off-Site Wedding Packages on our website.
Do I need witnesses to get married in Washington State?
Yes, you need two witnesses to get married in Washington State. Shotgun Ceremonies can provide witnesses for you and there is no additional cost for that service.
Can I come in to your Wedding Chapel to pay my deposit and ask questions?
Yes absolutely. We are by appointment only, so please call ahead to schedule a time to come by. We are not always in our Wedding Chapel or we are performing a wedding so we might miss you if you drop by.
How much notice do I need to set an appointment to get married?
We can perform weddings same day, possibly, if given an hour or two notice. Most couples like to plan ahead. We always suggest, if you have a specific date in mind, to go ahead and reserve your date as soon as you are ready. Typically we have couples that reserve their date 1 day to 3 months before they get married. We only book weddings up to 90 days in advance.
What if we don't want to see each other before we get married?
If you are arriving separately, we have a little trailer where we can have one of you wait in to surprise your fiancé' when the ceremony starts.
What can I expect during the ceremony?
We have a very fun, unique, and simple ceremony. First we will ask you a few questions during the ceremony so you will get to share your love story, impromptu. We then give you an opportunity to say something to one another, if you like, but you don't have to (your wedding is reflective of you, so if you want to say something or not, that is fine). Afterwards are the "I Do's" (vow section) followed by a ring exchange (if you have rings). Then we finalize the ceremony. We can add anything you would like or delete any part of the ceremony. Remember it's your day, we want you to enjoy it!
What if I want to get married by Elvis?
We have an awesomeElvisimpersonator! With enough advanced notice, you may be able to get married by Elvis.
Please mention wanting Elvis when you call to schedule your wedding. There is an additional cost of $150 to have Elvis at your wedding (and a $50 extra deposit).
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we do offer a Military discount of $25 off any service. Please mention if you or your fiance' is in the Military at the time of booking.