Frequently Asked Questions

We understand: It’s your wedding day you are planning, so you will have a lot of questions!  We are always available to chat via email or phone to answer all of your questions.  However, the following questions are the most popular we get asked.  Hopefully this will clear things up!

It's going to be just the two of us. Will you provide witnesses?

Absolutely!  Just let us know ahead of time, and we will provide witnesses for you at no additional cost.

Is there anything we need to bring with us to our marriage ceremony?

The only thing you absolutely have to bring with you is your North Carolina marriage license.  This license can be obtained at any North Carolina Register of Deeds.  You can apply for a marriage license in Buncombe County online here.

I want to get my marriage license in Asheville. How do I go about doing so?

You can simplify the process by applying online here within 60 days of your wedding day.

When you arrive in Asheville, you will need to go to the Buncombe County Register of Deeds, located at 205 College Street in Asheville.  You will BOTH need to bring with you valid photo identification AND Social Security Cards.

Your North Carolina marriage license costs $60 and can be paid by cash, check, credit, and debit cards.

We also recommend pre-purchasing official copies of your marriage certificate.  These official copies are $10 and will be automatically mailed to you when Elope Asheville files your marriage license.

I already paid my deposit. How do I pay the remainder of my balance?

You can pay the remainder of the balance on your wedding day.  We accept cash, check, credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, and Android Pay.

If using a card or Apple/Android Pay, we must add a 3% card processing fee.

What is the difference between the two photography packages?

The basic photography package includes only the location and shooting fee of Elope Asheville’s professional photographer.  It also includes the time required by the photographer to sort through all of the photos shot on your wedding day and edit them.  It does not include the purchase of individual pictures and photo products.

For purchasing pictures, we offer bulk discount packages to save when your pictures are ready for purchase.  We will share these packages with you when your photos have been posted.

The premium photo package can be added on to pre-purchase our most popular photo products.  It includes accelerated processing times, a photo book, and an assortment of prints and downloads as well as discounts on later purchases.  The premium photo package can be added to your wedding day either when you book with us – or even on your wedding day!  Just let us know!

How long will it take for my photos to be ready?

Under the basic photo package, Amanda will edit your photos and will post them for your review within a month of your wedding date.

If 1-2 pictures are needed for announcements, please let Amanda know on your wedding day so that she can send them to you quickly while she edits the rest of your wedding day pictures.

The premium photo add-on enjoys an accelerated processing time with your first batch of photos received within a week of your wedding day.

What will we do if it rains?

We have gone through great lengths to ensure every one of our venues includes an option for rain.  Most of our venues have rain backups available on-site with equally stunning views.  The options that do not, we have backup options that we can offer you that will be just as exciting and beautiful!

For our “Elope Wherever You Wish” option, we are at the mercy of the trail, mountaintop, rental cabin, or Bed & Breakfast that you will have us meet you.  So, please consider a Plan B if you will have us come to you.

We are also not opposed to getting a little wet.  We think it will add a touch of excitement and romance to a wedding story!

What time should we show up, and where will we find you?

Due to agreements with our venue owners, we ask that you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before the start time we agreed upon – including all family and friends.  Arriving earlier may cause additional charges to be incurred against Elope Asheville that would unfortunately have to be passed along to you.

We will be waiting for you at each venue’s parking area. If you run into any issues finding us, you can always give us a call or text message at 828-301-2959.

How long should I expect to be on-site?

All of our wedding events are an hour in length.  This amount of time covers the wedding ceremony, photo session, and lots of celebratory hugs and kisses by the two of you and your guests (if attending).

Will there be seating provided for our guests?

For most of our weddings, seating is not necessary.  Some of our venues have limited seating available on-site, so please ask about your venue of choice when booking if seating is needed.

If additional seating is necessary, you can rent seats from us for $6 per chair, which includes delivery, set-up, and break-down.  It will be on-site waiting for you when you arrive!

Where can we see pictures of previous Elope Asheville weddings?

Can you provide references?

We maintain strict privacy guidelines concerning our couples’ contact information, so we will not be able to share that.  However, we prefer to use Facebook’s customer reviews section.  Please browse what previous couples have said.  You can also send a PM to couples who post reviews to ask them further questions!