Because of the waiting period to get married here in Kansas, John and I made the 3+ hour drive to Miami, OK to get married several years ago. We had heard that Miami was the first town across the Missouri/Oklahoma border in which there were wedding chapels... others we knew had also made the same trip for the same reason. At the time, it actually seemed quite romantic as we didn't have to get married at the courthouse! ;) Anyway, we were quite pleased with our spur of the moment low-cost wedding and would definitely recommend Lavern's to others. The entire process (blood test, marriage license, wedding) took less than a hour.
Important facts you should know when considering Lavern's:
They are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Evenings, Weekends, and Legal Holidays by appointment (additional $20 fee).
Oklahoma Marriage License $50 (Courthouse is directly across the street)
Wedding/Pastor/2 Witnesses $50
The chapel is a church-like setting with 6 pews that seat 21 people decorated with white and wine colored roses. Decor includes: brass arch, kneeling bench, flowers and candelabras. Bouquets, Garters, Corsages, Balloons, Pens, Video, Polaroid Pictures, etc... are also available, We brought our own camera and the staff at Lavern's snapped some pics for free!
They now have a website: http://www.neok.com/laverns/
More info can be found on Lavern's and the town of Miami, OK can be found here: http://www.visitmiamiok.com/attractions/