Beyond Birds & Bees
The Incredible Teenage Brain
The Teenage Brain
A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults – by Dr Frances E Jensen with Amy Ellis Nutt (HarperCollins, 2015)
The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain – by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (Doubleday, 2018)
The Power And Purpose of the Teenage Brain – by Daniel J Siegel, MD (Scribe, 2014)
FOCUS ON... GIRLS
What Daughters Say They Need From Their Mothers
From Daughter to Woman
Parenting Girls Safely Through Their Teens – by Kim McCabe (Robinson, 2018)
Girls & Sex
Navigating the Complicated New Landscape – by Peggy Orenstein (Oneworld, 2016)
Where Has My Little Girl Gone?
by Tanith Carey (Lion, 2011)
21st Century Girls
How the Modern World is Damaging Our Daughters and What We Can Do About It – by Sue Palmer (Orion, 2014)
FOCUS ON... BOYS
Boys & Sex
Man Up: Boys Men and Breaking the Male Rules.
by Rebecca Asher (Harvill Secker, 2016)
Raising Boys in the 21st Century (new & updated)
by Steve Biddulph (Harper Thorsons, 2018)
Be A Man: How Macho Culture Damages Us And How To Escape It
by Chris Hemmings (Biteback, 2017)
21st Century Boys: How Modern life is driving them off the rails and how we can get them back on track
How Modern life is driving them off the rails and how we can get them back on track – by Sue Palmer (Orion, 2010)
Teens: What We’re Really Thinking (When We’re Not Saying Anything)
by Paul Bühre, 15 (Scribe, 2016)
DO YOU PERFORM SAME-SEX CEREMONIES?
Yes, we do.
DO YOU PERFORM WEDDINGS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK?
Ceremonies are held Monday-Friday, with the exception of the Maitland Art Center, which is only available Monday-Thursday. We don’t schedule ceremonies on Sundays or major US Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year, etc.).
WHAT TIME CAN I HAVE MY CEREMONY?
It varies, but most venues are only available before 2pm for elopements and intimate weddings. Cocoa Beach elopements are held in the evening, about one hour before the sun goes down. Check your package description for details.
DO YOU ARRANGE RECEPTIONS?
No, we don't. Our couples opt to celebrate at a nice restaurant instead.
CAN YOU ARRANGE / BRING CAKE & CHAMPAGNE?
At this time, you may add cake and champagne service for an additional $350 fee to the Paradise Cove package only. With all other packages this service is not available nor possible. You cannot bring food, beverages, cake or champagne at any of the venues.
DO YOU ARRANGE VOWS RENEWALS?
Absolutely! All of our packages are suitable for vows renewal. They only difference is that you don't need a marriage license because you are already married. Additionally, our Officiants will customize the ceremony to reflect a vows renewal service.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE/CHANGE/ADD/TAKE AWAY SOMTHING TO THE PACKAGE?
You are welcome to hire a musician or a videographer. However, we don’t offer additional services beyond what’s listed on the website or customize our packages. Our packages are sold as listed only. Our philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible. If you are hoping for a more traditional service, we might not be the right team for you.
CAN I BRING MY OWN OFFICIANT OR PHOTOGRAPHER?
No, sorry. Our company is owned and managed by a ceremony team with the purpose of providing our ceremony services.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE?
DOES THE PACKAGE PRICE CHANGES IF IS JUST THE TWO OF US?
No, it doesn’t. The packages are already discounted for couples only. However, for most venues you can bring a few people without additional charge.
HOW IS THE WEATHER LIKE DURING MY CHOSEN DATE?
Click here and find your date to check out Orlando’s average temperatures and precipitation.
CAN I HAVE A BRIDAL PARTY?
Yes, you can. Your bridal party counts towards the total number of attendees allowed.
HOW LONG IS THE CEREMONY?
The entire event, including arrival, the ceremony and photos, usually takes about 90 minutes.
CAN WE MEET UP IN PERSON TO DISCUSS OUR CEREMONY?
Everything including contracts, invoices, and all the details are discuss via email and phone. This is how we can afford to keep our fees reasonable.
CAN I VISIT THE VENUE BEFORE I BOOK?
We do not arrange venue visits, however, if you “Google” the venue name, you should find the venue’s address and contact information and arrange a visit on your own.
DO YOU PROVIDE WITNESSES?
You don’t need witnesses to get married in Florida!
IS THERE A WAITING PERIOD TO GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA?
WHO WILL PERFORM THE CEREMONY?
We work with an amazing team of experienced and caring Officiants. You will meet your officiant a few minutes before the ceremony at the venue. As an elopement service, we do not arrange for meetings ahead of time and you may not choose a specific officiant. Officiants are assigned based on availability and we cannot accept religious denominations or gender requests. However, you will have the option of a secular (non-religious) ceremony OR a non-denominational religious ceremony. The difference between the two is that the religious ceremony includes prayers and the mention of God and the secular/civil does not. We don’t perform traditional religious services.
WHAT TYPE OF FLOWERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE PACKAGES?
Packages include a nosegay (hand-tied) bouquet with fresh roses in your choice of rose colors and a matching boutonniere OR a tropical bouquet with florist’s choice of flowers and matching boutonniere.
IS THERE A PLACE TO CHANGE INTO MY GOWN AT THE VENUE?
With the exception of the Hidden Barn venue and the Micro Wedding Package, there is no place to change into your gown at any of the venues. You need to arrive dressed and ready to start.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
All the venues that we work with have a covered area we can use in case of rain.
DO YOU OFFER MILITARY DISCOUNTS?
Our packages are already discounted and additional discounts are not possible.
I WANT TO ELOPE. WHAT MY NEXT STEP?
The first step is to choose a wedding date and a package. The contact us via email with that information to find out if the venue and our team is available!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY WEDDING?
When you pay Elope to Orlando, we sign agreements and pay forward to your venue and vendors to retain their facility and services for you. Your payment also covers the coordination fee and all the work that goes into the process of booking a ceremony, which is done before your event takes place. Therefore, money paid to Elope to Orlando is non-refundable. We strongly suggest that you consider wedding cancellation insurance. You can find a few companies online when you search for "wedding cancellation insurance".