elopement plans official, feel like I am forgetting something

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
96 posts
Worker bee

It sounds beautiful, and if it’s what you both want then go for it! 

Any chance you could go in clothes suitable for hiking, and get changed into your dress once you get there? I can’t imagine a dress being too practical or comfortable to hike in, plus you wouldn’t want to get it messy before your photos. 

Post # 3
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal

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globalmargaret :  I tried clicking on the link but it sent me to the main page. I think it totally depends on the material and cut of the dress and length/intensity of the hike. It would be relatively easy to change once you get to the location. I wore athletic tights, a white bralette and a down jacket for the hike then once we got to the top just took off my jacket and slipped on the dress. 

Post # 5
1737 posts
Bumble bee

As far as the dress, I can see that being a pain in the butt to hike in. But $300 isn’t unreasonable and you can eithe resell it after to donate it to an organization that will use it. 

It sounds like you have the large bases covered. So just double check that his friend can legally officiate, get your rings, and make sure you follow the rules for your marriage license. Maybe look at planning a small meal to celebrate after. 

It’s simple to get married, the wedding is the complicated expensive part.

Post # 7
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

 I love the dress and I also believe that it is worth the price. In terms of hiking, you can do one of three things:

If you are gutsy like me, I would have my female friend hike up there with me (away from the men) and change somewhere on the mountain top…Please have a bra and shorts on in case a dog walker comes passing by…lol….(Yes, I am serious as all hell) When you get dressed, go meet the fellas and he would be presently surprised 🙂

Option 2: If option 1 is a hell no option, I quite understand. However, you can either pin the dress up or hold up for the hike so it would not get dirty…

Option 3: If either of the above options fit, wear spandex and a tight fitting shirt (get a coat to cover you hiney of course) and follow the instructions of option 1 without being exposed. 

Whatever you decide is best for you to do, I think your dress is absolutely gorgeous, worth the price tag and I am wishing you and your future husband a happy and joyous elopement…

Team elope 🙂

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