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What You Need To Know Before Eloping

What you need to know before eloping
Elopement weddings can be held almost anywhere

A more intimate and relaxed experience

More and more couples are choosing to elope rather than have a traditional wedding. Elopement weddings offer a more intimate and relaxed experience and can be cheaper and less time-consuming to plan. Elopement weddings can be held almost anywhere and don't require an extensive guest list. Here's everything you need to know about eloping:

What is an elopement wedding?

An elopement wedding is a more intimate and relaxed experience than traditional weddings. They can be cheaper and less time-consuming to plan. Elopement weddings can be held almost anywhere and don't require an extensive guest list.

Why are elopement weddings becoming more popular?

There are a few reasons why elopements are on the rise. First and foremost, they offer a more intimate experience than traditional weddings. There's a greater sense of intimacy and connection with only the couple and their closest loved ones in attendance.

You might even keep it a secret, which cuts down on additional costs associated with the guest list entirely. Secondly, elopements tend to be much cheaper than traditional weddings since you won't be paying for a large venue, catering and entertainment.

The benefits of eloping

Aside from being more intimate and cheaper, eloping allows you to be more creative with your wedding. You can get married in any location that has meaning to you, whether that’s at the top of a mountain, beside a lake, or in a poplar spot like Vegas. And since you won't have to worry about pleasing a large group of people, you can focus on what you want as a couple.

How to plan an elopement wedding

If you're considering eloping, congratulations! Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect elopement wedding.

1. Choose your location
The first step is to choose the location of your elopement. This can be anywhere that has meaning to you as a couple. Consider a place that's special to you or that reflects your relationship. Once you've decided on the location, start scouting out potential locations and venues. You don't have to leave the country to elope; you could get hitched in an intimate venue like Hop Farm.

2. Choose your date
The next step is to pick a date for your elopement wedding. Keep in mind that some locations may be booked out well in advance, so it's important to choose a date as soon as possible. If you're flexible with your date, consider eloping on a weekday to avoid the crowds and save money. Smaller wedding venues like The Hare's Field may offer discounts for last-minute, small ceremonies.

2. Choose your date
Now it's time to decide who you want to invite to your elopement wedding. This is one of the great things about eloping- you can keep it small and intimate, with only your closest family and friends. Or you can go it alone and let family and friends know when you return. You might only choose to take a wedding photographer like Clare Kentish with you to capture the moment.

4. Start planning
Now that you've chosen your location, date and guest list, it's time to start planning! Begin by booking your venue and any other vendors you might need, such as a photographer, florist or musician. Once everything is booked, start working on the details of your wedding day. If you need help planning an overseas wedding, Hour Weddings can help.

5. Enjoy your elopement wedding!
The most important thing to remember is to relax and enjoy your elopement wedding. This is a day for you to celebrate your love and commitment to each other, so savour every moment. Congratulations and best wishes!

Eloping abroad

If you're considering eloping abroad, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, you'll need to obtain a marriage license in the country where you plan on getting married.

You'll also need to make sure that your marriage will be legally recognised in your home country. And finally, you'll need to research the customs and traditions of the country where you'll be getting married, to make sure that everything goes smoothly on your big day. Hiring a company like Good Look Wedding can help to streamline the process.

Ready to start planning your elopement wedding? We’re here to help in any way we can. From connecting you with friendly suppliers that will support your dreams, to helping you to define your wedding aesthetic. Get in touch today to learn more.

Debbie and Becca x

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