If you and your fiance have decided to elope, there is a high chance it was because you wanted to leave behind the stress that comes with planning a big wedding bash. However, just because you aren’t having 200 guests and planning a table arrangement doesn’t mean there aren’t details to nail down! Here are 6 Elopement Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make!
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6 Elopement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
1. Elopement Mistake — Don’t Forget To Deal With the Legal Stuff
You might think this is obvious, but it’s definitely better to deal with this sooner rather than later! There are a few options you have to legalize your marriage when eloping. If you are eloping in another country I highly suggest to get legally married where you live and have your elopement day ceremony be symbolical. After all, it’s the vows that really matter and not what a piece of paper says!
If you’re eloping in a different State than where you live the process is definitely easier than getting married in a different country. You could go the same route of getting legally married where you live and have your elopement be symbolical, but if getting legally married on your elopement day matters to you then go for it! Every state has different marriage laws, so be sure to look them up and make sure it’s possible for you to do that. Certain States have a mail in options which make the process easier, but some you have to be there in person and then you have a waiting period to be able to use the marriage license.
So, in short, do your research!
2. The Biggest elopement mistake – Don’t Down Play Eloping
Elopements are incredibly special. They allow for more intimate moments, more adventure and allow you to get married exactly how you without having to worry about pleasing all the aunts, uncles and cousins. So, just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean you deserve any less than someone who is having a traditional wedding! If you think about it someone who has a traditional wedding typically won’t settle for less than eight hours of coverage on their wedding day. They want their full day documented so that they can look back on their wedding day and remember it like it was yesterday.
Why should elopements be any different? They shouldn’t! This is your wedding day. This is the day that the two of you will look back on and celebrate for the rest of your lives. You deserve to have a full experience on your elopement day. You deserve to be able to look back and remember your entire day like it was yesterday, because I believe your elopement matters. Elopements aren’t just about pretty pictures. They’re about the entire experience you have on arguably the most important day of your life! You deserve to have that experience.
Elopement Mistakes To Avoid
3. Hire Your Dream Photographer – Don’t let this be your biggest elopement mistake!
This topic goes along with number two! This your elopement day and having someone you trust, someone you’ll get along with and someone’s style you love is SO important. This is your day so why not go all out and hire your dream photographer?! After the day ends all you’ll have left are your memories and your photographs. You deserve to be able to keep and cherish those moments forever!
Hiring a photographer tends to be one of the most important things to couples eloping. If it’s a priority to you, then don’t shy away from contacting the photographer you would love to work with!
4. Don’t Forget About Those Details
Just because you are eloping doesn’t mean that you can’t have a creative vision! Do you want to get married under an arch? Do you want to have a first dance? Do you want to have a color scheme with your florals? Do you want florals? You can have whatever you want!
There are no rules to eloping! If you can dream it up, you can do it. Leave all the logistics behind and I’ll be here to help you turn your dream into a reality!
5. Transportation and Details!
If you are having an elopement in a location you don’t live I’m sure you haven’t forgot to buy those plane tickets, but how are you going to get from your hotel or your Airbnb to your epic location? If you are going on an adventure elopement and taking a hike? Don’t forgot to pack your hiking shoes and extra socks. Shoes are another form of transportation, right?!
I’ve written an in depth Elopement Checklist for you, too! It’ll help you know where to start to plan your elopement and figure out those details!
6. How To Break It To Your Family
Your friends and family might be disappointed that they aren’t able to be a part of your big day if you decide to elope with just the two of you. They may be sad, but check out these three articles that you’ll find incredibly helpful on this topic!
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