Choosing your elopement destination
Let's talk elopements! Eloping is such a romantic and intimate way to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Whether you're looking to escape the stress and expense of a traditional wedding or simply want to have a more personal and meaningful ceremony, eloping can be the perfect choice. That being said, choosing the right elopement destination is crucial to ensuring that your special day is everything you've always dreamed of. Here are a few elements to consider when choosing an elopement destination, that will help you find the perfect location.
1. Consider your budget
One of the main benefits of eloping can be that is is more cost effective than a more traditional wedding. It is still super important to think about your budget when deciding where you want to elope. Some destinations are more costly than others, you need to think about the cost of travel, accommodations, ceremony and reception fees.
2. What type of Ceremony do you want?
When I was younger I thought that eloping literally meant going to Vegas to get married. HA! There are so many different amazing forms of eloping, from intimate ceremonies with just the two of you to larger celebrations with a few close friends and family members. Deciding this first, will help you narrow down which locations will best suit you! This also includes what kind of location you would want for your ceremony. If you want a rustic, outdoor ceremony look for destinations in the mountains or forest. If you want a beach ceremony, look for destinations with a beautiful beach.
3. Travel preferences
This is an amazing opportunity to take a trip, and get to spend time with your partner! When choosing your elopement destination there are tons of options so narrow it down by making a list of your favorite climates warm or cold, international or not, fly or drive. Take your personal preferences into consideration when choosing the perfect location!
Eloping is a more relaxed and spontaneous way to get married, but its still super important to consider a few logistics to make sure everything turns out the way you plan. Here are a few factors to consider. Will the weather in the location your choosing be good for your wedding date? Where will you get ready? Do you want to get Married somewhere that you have to have special permission? What are the legal necessary requirements? How will you get to your destination? If you have guests make sure they can make it as well. Figuring out all of these details will ensure your day is as perfect as you have always dreamed.
Ultimately, the most important factor in deciding your elopement destination is what you and your partner are interested in, and what you envision for your special day. Whether you are dreaming of a beach ceremony in the Caribbean, or a mountain ceremony in the Rockies, there's an elopement destination that is perfect for you! With a little research and planning you can find the perfect location that aligns with your vision and celebrates your love in a meaningful and amazingly memorable way! So congratulations! Go get planning!