6 Things to Consider When Eloping

6 Things to Consider When Eloping

Many couples choose to elope on a whim.

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

That's great & I obviously support you. 

But eloping still requires some decisions & planning, so I've come up with a handy-dandy list to make eloping easier.

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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?

You wake up one morning & realize you can’t wait to marry this person. There is something very romantic about starting your marriage with just you & your person. 

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 8 or so 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'm too extra for a city hall wedding, but even I can’t be mad at a city hall that looks like San Fran’s or NYC’s

Fancy AF?

If you need more customization, but none of the stress, a fancy elopement may be for you.

    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 snail 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.

In fact, I already made you an awesome itinerary for anyone eloping in Austin, Texas. 

 

Alright, kids, that's it. Now, let's get you married.

-S


Choosing to elope should be less stressful, not more

Let us make your day both beautiful & seamless. 

photos by Zach Hunt