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Average Cost of a Fort Collins Wedding

The average Fort Collins bride plans for about 185 guests and estimates a $15,500 budget for her wedding when she starts planning. However, the ACTUAL amount she ends up spending for her wedding in Fort Collins and Larimer County averages $26,859

There a cool free tool available that enables you to estimate the cost of your wedding based on your zip code, expected number of guests, and wedding style. Check it out at Cost of Wedding.

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Best Time of Year for a Wedding Fort Collins

There are so many considerations when selecting your wedding date, everything from work schedules to holidays, and vacation time. Weather.com offers a free tool for brides to see typical weather patterns by time year for their wedding city. It's pretty useful!

According to the Weather.com, in Fort Collins, on average:

  • July is the warmest month.
  • December is the coolest month.
  • May is the wettest month.
  • January is the driest month.
  • August has the most clear days.
  • January has the most cloudy days.

There were over 2,200 wedding in Fort Collins and Larimer County last year. Brides got married in the following months:

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Where to Publish Your Wedding Announcement in Fort Collins

Wedding, engagement, and anniversary announcements are published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan for free. Longer ads also can be purchased for engagements, weddings or anniversaries not covered in the free announcements by calling (970) 224-4000 or stopping by the Coloradoan offices at 1300 Riverside Ave., or email at celebrations@coloradoan.com to request paid advertising forms.

How to Contact:
To place an announcement: Engagements, weddings and anniversaries: Emailcelebrations@coloradoan.com


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Colorado Marriage License Laws

Here's a list of considerations for obtaining your marriage license in Colorado.

    1. Both you and your fiancé should be present to apply for your marriage license in the state of Colorado. If you both cannot make it, the unavailable applicant will need to fill out an absentee application and sign the form in the presence of a notary.
    2. Applicants do not have to be residents of Colorado.
    3. You must have $30.00 cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) for the marriage license fee.
    4. Legal age for marrying in Colorado is 18. If either you or your fiancé is under 18, special requirements apply.
    5. You will be required to show a valid driver's license from any state, original or certified copy of your birth certificate with an embossed seal, military ID (with picture, signature and age of bearer), or passport. Also, be prepared to present your social security number.
    6. If either of you is divorced or widowed, you must present the date and place of divorce and type of divorce court, or date and place of death.
    7. There is no blood test required and there is no waiting period.
    8. Your marriage must occur within 30 days of receiving your license.
    9. You can obtain your marriage license online by clicking here.

    Fort Collins (Larimer County) Clerk and Recorder Website

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Beautiful Outdoor Fort Collins Weddings
Looking for that perfect outdoor ceremony location in Fort Collins? Consider holding your wedding in one of these great locations:

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Inn at City Park
Club Tico
Rocky Mountain National Park

You can also visit our Ceremony Venues directory for more great outdoor locations.

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