When you choose me as your elopement photographer, I will do more than just taking pictures during your eloping adventure. I can provide endless advice since I have accompanied so many couples on their elopements. It is especially useful advice when couples have no idea where to begin planning things or do not know if they have everything they need.
Elopements might be trending right now, but their popularity has recently risen, so there is not much common knowledge about how to plan an elopement. Unlike a traditional wedding, you cannot ask for advice from your mother, sisters, or friends, unless they eloped. Because of this, you might have many concerns and doubts about the whole process or what is needed to plan a unique elopement adventure.
You might be wondering what you should do and bring to your elopement, how to make the most of your elopement, or maybe you want some tips to make it unique. Luckily for you, here is a guide to help you through the process of planning a unique and amazing adventure elopement.
Choose a place you love, think about experiences.
When you decide to go on an elopement, the first thing you think about is the destination, and it is not a small concern since it is a crucial decision. Your destination determines the outfit you will wear, the types of photos you will get taken, the activities you guys will do as a couple, and the overall feeling of your elopement.
So, picking the location for your elopement is not a decision to be taken lightly,
and you should put some thought into the destination.
First, it must be a place you guys love and will enjoy traveling to. We all have a location we have always dreamed of visiting with a special someone, and your elopement is the perfect opportunity to travel to that one place of your dreams. It could be because of the culture, maybe because you love gastronomy, or fantasize about the beautiful sceneries. Whatever it is you love about the place; you must seize this opportunity to make it even more of a special trip because you will be joined by the person you want to spend the rest of your life with
You can also pick a destination based on other reasons, such as a place that means something for you guys. It could be your homeland, maybe the place where you met, or the destination of your first road trip together. An elopement is not only an opportunity for novelty and adventure into the unknown but also a way to revisit a special place for your relationship and to feel some nostalgia for the journey you guys have been through.
But if new experiences and adventure are what you are after, you can also pick a place you have never been to. This elopement location allows you to have fun with your partner by getting to know a place together and exploring everything that this location has to offer. This is a great option if you enjoy the outdoors since you can choose a place with many nature-oriented activities. Or, if you want to dive into an unknown and exciting culture, you can also explore it with your partner in a very romantic fashion.
Picking a place for your elopement is one of the most fun aspects of planning one. The possibilities are almost infinite, and there are so many fun things to do in each place. When facing the decision of where to elope, think about the activities you enjoy doing as a couple, the type of weather you love, the food you adore, the cultures you want to explore, and the sceneries you want to look at during one of the most important days of your life.
Most importantly, make sure the place you choose will allow you guys to form new memories and live beautiful and unforgettable experiences. Life is all about experiences, and the destination you choose must be one that will allow you to have the most memorable experiences with your partner.
Get matching outfits.
When matching outfits are mentioned, you might think about wearing the same color or pattern for your dress or suit, but that is not exactly what I mean. Even if you are a same-sex couple, you probably do not want to wear the same thing as your partner; after all, we all have different fashion preferences, body types, complexion, and overall style.
Matching could mean wearing clothes within the same color palette or style, for example, a very laid-back bohemian theme with natural fabrics and earthy tones. Or, if you are going for a luxurious look,
you can share a metallic hint on your outfits or accessories.
You can wear matching socks, shoes or maybe go for something more subtle. You could wear matching accessories or certain pieces in the same color. Consider wearing matching jewelry like bracelets or necklaces, maybe some headwear; there are many options. These small details make a difference
and make your elopement experience much more fun and symbolic.
If there is one thing your elopement should not be is boring.
So go ahead and think about fun ideas to get matching outfits and enjoy yourselves on your special day.
Nowadays, it is much easier to get everything custom-made. One of the websites that can help you contact many talented designers to personalize whatever you need is Etsy. Here, you can get dresses, jewelry, jackets, footwear, and any other kind of accessories, all custom designs.
If you plan on exchanging rings with your significant other, you can order custom-made rings from Etsy, making your wedding rings more personal, meaningful, and special. There are many designers on Etsy
with quite different styles to suit all your needs.
Also, if you are having trouble finding a dress, getting a customized one can be the solution to all your problems. And if you do not plan on wearing a dress for your special day, you can also look for a designer
that can make matching pieces or outfits for you guys.
Even decoration items for your ceremony can be ordered on Etsy and get them customized with your names or the kind of style you guys are going for in your ceremony. Customized items can make your elopement way more personal and unique, so do not be afraid to try it out and see what’s being offered out there.
“Just married” signs.
This type of sign is something we always see in old romance movies. We all have seen those movie scenes where a couple just got married, they get on a car, and as they drive away, you can see a sign on the back of the car
that reads “JUST MARRIED.”
It might be a cliché, but it is an old tradition that feels nostalgic. It is a fun idea for an elopement, and you do not have to put it on the back of a car; you can use it as a prop for your photoshoot or any other way you like.
How to plan a unique elopement.
Now, those are some ideas for your elopement, and it is just a small taste of what you can do on such a special date. Some couples have tried out these ideas, so they might work for you or maybe not, but they should at least serve as an inspiration for bigger and more exciting ideas to arise.
There are many traditions, customs, ceremonies, and protocols you can take from elsewhere and incorporate into your elopement. Try investigating deeper into the culture of the place you are visiting for your elopement and see if there are wedding traditions or ceremonies you could replicate or participate in. These sorts of local and traditional weddings can be very romantic and meaningful, so do not be afraid to investigate different ways
to get married in different places.
At the end of the day, these are ideas, and just that, it is not written in stone. The fundamental aspect of eloping is the flexibility and the breakup with the traditional or normal way to do things when getting married. What this means for you is that you can always break the rules and take a shot at more exciting ways of doing things, ways that are more meaningful to you and your partner and make your wedding feel much more significant, unique, and personal.
When you know you want to go on an elopement, do your research, and do not be afraid to do things out of the ordinary to make your elopement special. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and with some effort,
you can make it an unforgettable day.
And after all the effort you have put into planning a unique elopement, please do not forget to contact a professional elopement photographer to capture each detail of it. Which, by the way, could be me! I am more than happy to discuss ideas and help you out along the way.