Thursday, December 6 is the first day when all couples in Washington state will be able to register for a marriage license.
Taking the three-day waiting period into account, Sunday, December 9, then, is the first day that everyone, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, can get married.
Those who have been waiting along time for all this legislation to lock into place may not want to waste even a day or two in getting to the chapel—as it were—so the Four Seasons Seattle partnered with Vows Wedding Planning and other local vendors for Little White Chapel, a celebration of marriage equality that gets couples a private ceremony and a shared, big group bash.
On Sunday, December 9 and Monday, December 10, 20 couples get gorgeous flowers, inviting decor, elegant paper goods, top DJs, champagne, and, more or less, the whole nine yards for $1,000.
That's about $9,000 less than what a ceremony at the swank downtown venue would cost you if you ... well, waited, and decided to do things the new old-fashioned way.
"It will be a celebratory experience and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with a community of outstanding local vendors to bring this two-day wedding event to 20 couples and their family and friends," says Kirk Sugamele, director of catering at the hotel.
"Our goal is to make each and every couple feel special and taken care of on their wedding day," adds Vows consultant Katy Griffiths. "I’ve wanted this experience to be accessible to all couples for a long time. It’s a great feeling."
The celebration is limited to twenty couples. Read: if you're interested, don't delay. For more information, check out the Facebook page on the event.