Questions? We have answers!

 

If you have a question we do not address here, give us a call at 912-349-6083. 

 

  • Why do we need a marriage officiant? Can't we just get married at the courthouse?
  • Do we need witnesses?
  • Can we write our own vows?
  • Can we invite guests?
  • Do you require a deposit?
  • How far in advance do we have to book?
  • What happens if we have to change the date or cancel?

frequently asked questions

Savannah Simple Elopement
Why do we need a marriage officiant? Can't we just get married at the courthouse?

So many people come to Savannah to get married, it has made courthouse weddings a thing of the past. You need to go to the Chatham County Courthouse to get your marriage license, but then you need an officiant to conduct your marriage. 
Do we need witnesses?  No. The State of Georgia does not require witnesses.
Can we write our own vows? Yes. The officiant will tell you when to say them. However, if you want other customizations to the ceremony, there is an extra charge.
Can we invite guests? You may invite up to 5 guests without additional charge. Beyond five guests incurs a charge of $20 each. (Guests are not allowed at Simple Signing events.)
Do you require a deposit? A 50% non-refundable deposit is required when you book. The balance is due no later than two weeks before the wedding.
How far in advance do we have to book? We can usually work in weddings on short notice. Gothic Romance requires 48 hours advance booking.
What happens if we have to change the date or cancel? We are happy to change the date for no additional charge, subject to availability.  In the event of cancellation, the deposit is never refundable. If the wedding is cancelled less than two weeks before the event, there is no refund.

Getting a Marriage Licence


If you are a Georgia resident, you can get a marriage licence in your county of residence.

If you are coming from out of state, you need a marriage license obtained in Savannah (Chatham County).

For more information, check with the Chatham County Probate Court.