Please join me in my quest to create a perfect elopement checklist!

posted 2 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
481 posts
Helper bee

Beedoglady:  We’re eloping, and I think this covers everything (and then some)! I really like that you included a pet sitter – that’s absolutely going to be necessary for us. The only thing I’d add would be aspirin, just in case anyone gets a headache from jetlag, or just having too much fun! 😉 I’d put sunscreen on there, as well, depending on where you’re going.

Post # 3
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d add: 

– Rings!!

– ring box, pillow, whatever for the ceremony.

– bridal clutch/purse 

I think you’ve covered pretty much everything! I totally forgot about the cake knife and lifter set and sent my DH to do a Target run early that morning. Wedding night lingerie? Also, will you be using a MUA? I know it’s cheesy but if you’re planning on using a wedding sign or blackboard (Mr. & Mrs., We eloped, Hitched!, or whatever) for your announcement pictures then you need those too.

Post # 4
485 posts
Helper bee

Great list! I would add to the ceremony section: witnesses. In our province we needed to have two, so either we picked our own or it would have to be strangers! It might be different in different places but it’s good to know, so you have the option of choosing ahead of time if you want.

Also for cceremony: rings! And personalized vows if you go that route (we did and I’m so glad).

Bouquet was huge for me. I’m so glad i had something to hold!

Post # 7
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Here’s my list:

marriage license

cash for fees


** note that we are going to City Hall which is a few blocks from where we live. 

Post # 9
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not sure where you’re traveling, but I brought a steamer with me since my dress was crushed in my tiny carry-on for hours.

Post # 11
2387 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Beedoglady:  cash for tips/money exchange (we thought it would be better to get $$ out of the atm in mexico where we eloped, only to find out that the atms on the island were all out of cash so we had to exchange at the bank which cost us much more)…

first aid kit (dramamine if on water, tylenol, bandaids, aloe vera if your in the sun & obviously sunscreen)

Your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue & jewelry… Could be covered in other categories, but since they could be anything I would list it… (mine was my great grandmas brooch<- old; my dress <- new; my grandmas bracelet <- borrowed; my shoes <- blue)

I would say some of the stuff you have on there is not really necessary- is there a way to indicate extra non-essential items like cake cutter/lifter (we never bothered since most ppl never use theirs after the wedding)…



Post # 14
339 posts
Helper bee

Beedoglady:  Not sure if you got my PM, but I thought I’d message you here just in case!

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