Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2019 - Spotsylvania, VA
We are having a planned elopment at our home (outdoors) on the morning of July 4th. Attire is all set for the both of us, officiant and photographer reserved, flowers ordered, rings in hand – now what? Here are my questions.
We will have ceremony in our backyard – do we play music when I come out (while he’s already out there with officiant?)
Should I have some version of isle runner so my heels don’t end up a muddy mess?
At what point do we have our ‘first look’ at one another?
Should I have any ‘props’ for photos? (we have no guests, just the two of us)
These are just questions off the top of my head, I guess now that it is near, I’m consumed with how this logistically works.
Thank you in advance!
Post # 2
I would ask your photographer about a first look and props. If they’re experienced, I’m sure they can help you out.
Do you want to walk out to music? The perk of doing this with just the two of you is that you can have it however makes you two happy. There’s no should and shouldn’t. You two set all the rules.
Worrying about muddy heels probably depends on your yard, the weather, and your outfit…also how much you care if there’s a little mud on your shoes. If it’s really a big deal to you, then look into a solution. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t be concerned or I’d have a wet cloth waiting up where the officiant is and just wipe them off quickly so the pictures won’t show anything.
We got married with just us and a justice of the peace. We figured things out as they were going and just kept an open dialogue with her. It was totally relaxed and fine. If you want your ceremony to be a bit more formal and have the quirks worked out ahead of time, I’d reach out to the officiant and the photographer and just go over details with them. People are generally happy to work with you within reason. Congratulations. I think that sounds like an ideal wedding.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
I’m sort of going the same route (just not at home, a couple people attending), and I’ve thought about photo props. I am going to make a “Just Married” sign and a “Thank You” sign (plenty of ideas on Pinterest). We are not likely to get many gifts, but I would like a “thank you” pic to send with thank you cards for the few gifts we will likely receive. Good luck to you!!
Post # 4
It really comes down to what you want bee. Do you want to do a first look? If it’s just the two of you I would personally just do it the traditional way and have him see you for the first time when you walk down the aisle. You really don’t need any props if you can’t think of any ideas that you would actually want in photos. As for an aisle runner, I don’t think it’s necessary, I mean even if your shoes get muddy you can just clean them later.
Post # 5
If y’all was getting married with just my spouse and officiant in my backyard, I’d wear flats and save the heels for a dinner out afterwards.