Some places to go for fast, cheap weddings include Las Vegas, Mexico, Jamaica, select resorts or local courthouses. The fastest and cheapest option is to have a justice of the peace perform the marriage at a courthouse.
It is necessary to apply for a marriage license in advance, which is generally available from a county probate court. Couples who marry in a courthouse only pay applicable fees. A discount may apply for couples who complete a premarital education program.
Las Vegas is a famous place to go for fast and cheap weddings. As of 2015, wedding chapels, such as Cupid’s Wedding Chapel, offer wedding packages starting from $99. Due to popular demand, it is a good idea to reserve a spot in advance. Wedding package features and extras include photos, video, stretch limousine service, wedding dress fitting and rental, and tuxedo fitting and rental.
Some resorts offer free destination weddings, such as Beaches, Dreams and Sandals. These resorts provide couples with basic complimentary or inexpensive all-inclusive destination weddings. Conditions may apply, such as a minimum number of nights booked or a minimum number of wedding guests booked into rooms. Other affordable destinations for fast, cheap weddings include Mexico, Jamaica and Hawaii, especially when booked on the cusp of the low season when many venues have vacancies.