Elopement Etiquette

Elopement Etiquette: Everything You Need To Know About Your Big Day

 

Planning to elope? You’re not alone! Millions of couples all around the world are choosing to say their “I do’s” without any of the fuss. But, with so many couples taking this route, there are some important details that you need to be aware of before you commit to your big day.

In this post, I’ll break down what elopement etiquette is.

Get started now and check out these helpful tips that will help make your elopement even more memorable!

3 tips to prepare for your elopement

Making the decision to elope can be an incredibly exciting time. However, it’s important to remember that an elopement is still a wedding, and there are certain etiquette rules that should be followed in order to make sure your day is perfect. Here are three tips to help you prepare for your elopement:

1. Send Out Save-The-Dates

Just because you’re not having a traditional wedding doesn’t mean you can’t send out save-the-dates. In fact, it’s actually recommended that you do send them out so that your guests have plenty of time to prepare for the big day. Be sure to include all of the pertinent information about your elopement on the save-the-date, such as the date and location of the wedding.

2. Plan Your Elopement Ceremony Carefully

Your elopement ceremony should be just as special and personal as if you were getting married in front of hundreds of people. Put thought into every detail of the ceremony, from who will officiate it to what readings or music you’ll want to include. You may even want to write your own vows!

3. Have A Reception After Your Elopement

Even though you’re not technically required to have a reception after an elopement, it’s still a nice gesture to invite your guests over for some celebratory food and drinks. This is also a great opportunity to share photos and details

 

Steps in order to elope the right way

1. Plan your elopement in advance:

This will allow you to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch on the day of. Plus, it might help you save money by booking vendors and venues well in advance.

2. Keep your guest list small:

An elopement is supposed to be an intimate affair between you and your spouse. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to invite a bunch of people who will only cramp up your style. Do make sure all important people are on board with your plan. Don’t forget to tell close family & friends about your decision to elope so they can be supportive (and not surprised!)

3. Choose a meaningful location:

Eloping doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice location. In fact, choosing a place that’s significant to you both will only make the experience more special, as a Greek island.

4. Don’t forget the details:

Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean that you can skimp on the details. Make sure to put thought into everything from your outfits to the music and decorations.

5. Hire professional help:

Unless you’re an experienced event planner, it’s probably a good idea to hire some professional help for your big day. This will take a lot of the stress off of your shoulders and allow you to focus on enjoying yourself.

6. Hire a professional wedding photographer:

An elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure to document it well! Hire a photographer to capture all of the special moments so you can relive them again and again.

7. Do get creative with your ceremony setup:

There are no rules when it comes to elope, so feel free to personalize your ceremony however you’d like!

 

Relax and enjoy yourselves! Eloping is supposed to be a fun and stress-free experience, so savor every moment and soak up all the love on your special day.

 

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