How to Plan an Elopement: Your Guide to the Perfect Unplanned Wedding

So you’re thinking of eloping? That’s great! Elopements are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason – they’re a great way to have a low-stress, intimate wedding with just the people you love. But if you’ve never planned one before, it can be a little daunting. Not to worry – I’m here to help! In this guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about planning an elopement, from how long it takes to what you need to bring. Let’s get started!

What you need to know to plan your elopement.

Eloping can be a very thoughtful and intentional way to begin your marriage. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your elopement: 

– Location is everything when you’re eloping. pick a place that is special to the two of you, or that has a significant meaning. 

– Vendors are your friends when you’re eloping! Find a photographer, videographer, and florist who you click with and who will help make your day perfect. 

– You’ll also need to pick a date, keeping in mind any permits or licenses that may be required. And finally, don’t forget to pack your bags! Eloping usually means a destination wedding, so you’ll need to bring everything you need for a few days away.

Now that you know a few things to keep in mind as you plan your elopement, let’s move on to how long it takes to plan one. 

How long does it take to plan an elopement?

When it comes to planning an elopement, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The amount of time required will depend on several factors, including the size and complexity of the event, the number of guests, and the availability of vendors. However, most couples report that it took them between two and six months to plan their elopement. For some couples, the planning process is relatively straightforward. They know what they want, and they can find vendors who can meet their needs. Other couples may have a more difficult time making decisions, and they may need to spend more time researching their options. In any case, planning an elopement is a big undertaking, and it is important to give yourself enough time to do it right.

What you need on your elopement day.

Your elopement day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so you want to make sure you have everything you need to make it perfect. First and foremost, you’ll need an officiant. If you’re eloping in a state that requires waiting periods, you’ll also need to take care of that ahead of time. You’ll need two witnesses (your witness can double as your photographer!), and if you’re planning on exchanging rings, don’t forget those! Of course, you’ll want to tell your closest friends and family about your plans, so they can be there in spirit even if they can’t be there in person. And finally, don’t forget to pack your bags for your honeymoon! Whether you’re headed to a nearby hotel or an exotic destination, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need for a relaxing and romantic post-wedding getaway.

I hope this guide has been helpful! Eloping can be a wonderful way to celebrate your love, and with a little planning, it can be the perfect day. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials, and best of luck with the planning process!

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to help!

until next time,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Elopement Photographer and Planner 🙂

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