FAQ’s

Welcome to Our FAQ’s page! Here you will find the answers to some of the most common questions about our wedding ceremony services.

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What kind of wedding ceremony can we expect from you?

The type of ceremony that you want! We have officiated weddings of all types and will work with you to come up with the ceremony that best represents you and your partners relationship! South Sound Weddings is here to create a unique and memorable ceremony for you.

What specials do you offer for military personnel?


We appreciate all the sacrifices our military personnel and their families make for us on a daily basis. We offer a 10% military discount for Active Duty Service Men and Women on all ceremonies and cater to all of the local military bases around the South Sound area. We have a variety of military readings, poems and prayers available to include in your ceremony if you’d like and are also typically able to accommodate ceremony requests at short notice on or off base.

What if I need a wedding officiant with short notice?

We do our best to accommodate all requests, simply call or email us and we’ll do our best to get you married as quickly as possible! If you already have your marriage license and have met the mandatory waiting period- sometimes we may even be able to get you same day, or very short notice availability. Just call!

What if I just want a very small ceremony and don't have a wedding venue?


This is no problem! We have officiated weddings in front of hundreds in beautiful venues, as well as on a boardwalk in the rain in front of two witnesses. This is your wedding – you choose the location (or we can help you find one) that will best suit your needs!

What kind of ceremonies will you perform?


Civil (non-religious)
Military
Family Inclusion/Blended Families
Religious
Same Sex – LGBTQ
Vow Renewals
Non-Denominational

We want to write our own vows.

Excellent! This is a great way to make the ceremony more personal. If you want help with writing them or you’d prefer to use traditional vows, we can accommodate any request. A fun idea some couples have used is to including friends, family or pets in the ceremony.

Do you have suggestions on where to get married?


We will officiate weddings anywhere in the South Sound Region,  a few of our favorite spots are Point Defiance Park, on a boat in the Sound or anywhere on the beach. We’re also available to travel and have officiated weddings throughout the US for special clients. Please contact us about your needs and we can discuss ideas.

What if it rains and it's an outdoor wedding?


We will be there, rain or shine.

How far are you from Sea-Tac Airport/Seattle?

45 minutes to Sea-Tac and about an hour from Seattle.

How do I obtain a copy of my marriage license once the ceremony is complete?


We will mail or take your signed marriage license to the county clerk’s office. The clerk will then certify the document and record your marriage. Check with the county in which you have purchased your license for more information.

Pierce County Marriage Licenses and Certificates (Tacoma)

Thurston County Marriage Licenses and Certificates (Olympia)

Kitsap County Marriage Licenses and Certificates (Bremerton)

What will I need for the day of the wedding?

Your marriage license issued from the county clerk, your soon-to-be spouse, an officiant from South Sound Weddings, and we will do the rest!

How far in advance do we need to schedule with you?

Our schedule is typically fairly flexible – the best way to find out if we’re available for your wedding is to contact us!

Have a question not answered in the FAQs? Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about our wedding officiating services.