Top 6 Things to Consider When Eloping

Top 6 Things to Consider When Eloping

Many couples choose to elope on a whim.

They start planning a traditional wedding, realize that sucks, say "f*ck it," & decide to elope. 

That's great & I support you. 

But eloping still requires some decisions & planning, so I've come up with a handy-dandy list to help you narrow down your options

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    1. Legal Requirements

First & foremost, unless you don’t care about getting legally married, do your homework.

Check any waiting period regulations in the state/country you want to elope in. This period can be on the front end or after you apply for the marriage license. Some states even require a blood test.

If you are getting married in a different country, research what paperwork is necessary. It's typically a lot. 

    2. What it means to you

Will it be just the two of you?

There is something just so romantic about running away with your partner. You wake up one morning & realize you can’t wait to marry this person. You want to get married & you want to do it now.

No muss, no fuss, all love.

Or is an intimate gathering more appealing?

Gone are the days where eloping has to be just you & your partner. Our fancy elopements allow for ~10 guests.

An intimate gathering is a great solution for the couple who wants to surround themselves with their nearest & dearest, while still making each other the center of the day. 

    3. What it looks like

City Hall?

I can’t be mad at a City Hall that looks like San Fran’s or NYC’s

Fancy AF?

If you’re like me, though, City Hall just wouldn’t do. I need more customization. Enter the fancy elopement

    4. Seriously, still have a photographer

No matter what way you chose to elope, for the love of god, get a photographer.

You will be kicking yourself if you don’t. Most offer elopement packages at a reduced price anyway, so cough up the cash.

Allow yourselves time for a killer portrait session. 

    5. How you’re going to tell people

Even if it’s just the two of you, still give your parents a heads up

If your mom is going to be pissed, give her a call ahead of time.

Some relatives will be upset, but stand your ground. They love you, will get over it, & really just want you to be happy.

Send them some pics by that professional photographer you got. 

Elopement announcements are a thing

If you want to surprise everyone & you like mail, look into announcements. They are totally cute & your relatives will love hearing about it from you rather than Facebook. 

    6. Make it a vacation

You’re getting married! Why not roll that elopement into a honeymoon?

Take a few days (or a few weeks if you’re lucky) & take advantage of all of the things your elopement location has to offer.

For those of you eloping in Austin, I already made you an awesome itinerary.


Alright, kids, that's it. Now go get planning.


Choosing to elope should be less stressful, not more

Let us make your day both beautiful & seamless. 

photos by Zach Hunt