Post # 1
Hi all, I’m a new bee. Eek, I’m getting married! My SO proposed over the weekend. I’m so excited and a tad bit overwhelmed. We decided we’d elope next month on a trip we had pre-planned for our anniversary. We need to pick wedding bands and I want a dress. If you eloped, what did you wish you had done differently and what did you love about your wedding? Thanks!
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
Look up the marriage laws for the region/country you’ll be visiting. You may need to apply for a visa or marriage license in advance.
Find/book an officiant.
We had a photographer, hair and makeup artists, traditional dress, suit rental, etc.
Our venue (castle!) had elopement packages that included the ceremony venue, 2 or 3 night stay in a deluxe suite, flowers, champagne, dinner, etc.
Post # 3
jayrock : I second all of this! We used an elopement package as well that was not attached to a venue but it was so helpful and easy. Our included ceremony, paperwork, flowers, and photography. We just had to get the liscence and show up. I hope you have a wonderful elopement!! AND CONGRATULATIONS!
Post # 4
My husband and I eloped last year in the Utah mountains 🙂 We hired a photographer and we were on the fence about hiring a videographer. We ended up doing both and I’m so glad we did! We watch the video way more than we look at the pictures. He dressed in a nice suit and I had a gown and a diy bouquet. We also brought along our dog. We wrote our own vows and I’m super glad we did as it made it all very personal. We married early in the morning so we were able to spend the rest of the day doing whatever the heck we wanted! We stayed a nice hotel with champagne and a balcony hot tub overlooking the mountains. These things made the day special and feel like a “wedding” but at the same time it was a very chill and relaxed day… just the way we wanted it. Congratulations and have fun!
Post # 5
What a lovely picture , such a beautiful bouquet and background and your dress looks so charming and fresh. He looks pretty good too!
Post # 6
I wish I had eloped and spent even more money on a photographer. Where’s your trip destination?