Tis’ the season for elopements! Choosing to celebrate with just you and your future spouse can save a lot of time, stress, and will provide more room in your budget. Elopements can also open up the chance for adventure that might not have been possible with a large guest list. We are all for putting on our hiking boots to the ceremony! If you are planning your elopement right now, you may have discovered there is a bit more behind the scenes work to consider. To help bring your dream day to life, we have narrowed down the top resources to plan your elopement created by wedding professionals along with their advice.
Ultimate Elopement Checklist with ‘Cause We Can Events
You may have discovered there are many details to remember as you plan your elopement. From a packing list to important to do’s, our free checklist will keep you on track for the day. For a full perspective on your elopement, we have even included tips from our favorite wedding vendors!
Gabby’s advice: We know not everyone can afford to hire a wedding planner for their elopement but do make sure to assign someone in your group to help you. That person can help pick up your bouquet, set up the arch if you have one and carry your backpack with snacks and water!
How to tell Your Family and Friends You’re Eloping with Evangeline Lane
While you may have all of the planning aspects in place, breaking the news to others can be intimidating. Elopement photographer, Evangeline has written a complete guide for telling your family and friends you are eloping. Thinking ahead? After you let others know about your decision, here’s what to expect.
Evangeline's advice: Give yourself permission to dream. This year has been a lot but consider this an invitation to get excited and ultimately have the best elopement ever!
The Ultimate Elopement Planner with Artful Elopements
It is incredibly important to stay organized when planning any event. Angie with Artful Elopements created a planner specifically devoted to couples planning an elopement! You can store any important planning information in one place either digitally or in a printed version.
Angie’s advice: Remember that the day is about YOU - and no shutdown, pandemic, family member, or otherwise can stop you from having an amazing day.
Elopement Timeline Tips with M. Laine Photography
The ceremony is just one part of your elopement! Whether you are planning an eight-hour elopement or full week elopement, an organized timeline will keep everything on track. Not sure where to begin? Meghann with M. Laine Photography has created an elopement timeline resource with tips to assist you in the process.
Meghann’s advice: Allow yourself to dream big, imagine your best day ever and do everything you can to make it happen! No one ever regrets going on a crazy adventure!
Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding