Illinois Elopement Packages
Thanks to its relatively central location in the United States, Chicago became a huge transit point for freight, passengers, and tourists. However, this geographical distinction also makes this, one of the world’s largest metro areas, an attractive elopement wedding destination for those inviting guests scattered near and far. Of course, “Chi-town” has plenty to offer eloping couples seeking places to explore: legendary pro sports stadiums such Wrigley and Soldier Fields, the Shedd Aquarium, landmark skyscrapers, Lake Michigan’s “Magnificent Mile”, and so much more! Still, don’t overlook the rest of Illinois if you choose to elope to this diverse state. Rural settings in Southern Illinois, college towns like Champaign, and picturesque small hamlets like Mount Carroll all offer varied yet romantic settings for different types of Illinois elopement packages. Explore small wedding options in the Land of Lincoln below.
Couples looking to obtain a marriage license in Illinois must do so in person at a county clerk’s office. Each individual must show identification in the form of a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or U.S. military ID. Fees vary by county in Illinois; the fee in Cook County (Chicago) is $60. Those who have been married previously must provide proof of divorce. Licenses are not valid until the day after they are issued, and are then valid for up to sixty days from the date of issue.