HOW TO ELOPE

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LET’S NOT WASTE TIME.

YOU GOT THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE COMING UP AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S THE BEST DAY POSSIBLE. THIS GUIDE WILL EXPLAIN ALL THE STEPS YOU’LL TAKE TO PLAN OUT YOUR DAY, AND PROVIDE TONS OF FREE RESOURCES TO HELP ALONG THE WAY

What to expect in this guide:

Steps to planning your elopement
Helpful resources and blogs
Common Elopement FAQs

THESE ARE THE STEPS IN YOUR ELOPEMENT JOURNEY:

STEP 1. IDEAS & INSPIRATION

Step 1 is coming up with ideas and inspiration for your wedding day. This is where you start to research eloping, micro weddings, traditional weddings, or intimate weddings. As well as where and when you want to get married.

STEP 2. HIGH PRIORITY DECISIONS

Step 2 is when you make the big decisions – what type of wedding you want, where you want to get married, and when you want to get married. You’ll also hire your first vendor, most likely your photographer, who can help you accomplish the other steps.

STEP 3. CREATE A PLAN

Step 3 is where you create a plan for the day. You’ll figure out exactly where you want to get married, who is invited, and the. timeline.

STEP 4. FILL IN THE DETAILS

Step 4 is where you’ll fill in all the little details and hire remaining vendors. From individual activities, ceremony ideas, invitations, florals, attire etc… This is where you will also secure your logistics from lodging to travel.

STEP 5. LAST TOUCHES

Step 5 is final details within the days leading up to your elopement. Making sure your attire is ready, you know how long it will take to get from point A to point B, etc…

STEP 6. ELOPE!

The day you’ve been waiting for! This is the day you elope!

STEP 7. RELIVE THE DAY

The most important day of your life deserves to be relived over and over again, inspiring you for the rest of your life. So make sure to print out your photos and hang them up. Get a photo album and make it a yearly tradition to look through and feel the passion on your wedding day. You won’t regret it!

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1. IDEAS & INSPIRATION


2. HIGH PRIORITY DECISIONS


3. CREATE A PLAN


4. FILL IN THE DETAILS

Common Elopement FAQs


An elopement is an intimate wedding ceremony that’s entirely focused on you as a couple. Rather than following the expectations of family, friends, or society, an elopement allows you to craft a celebration that feels authentic to you.

Elopements can take many different forms. One couple may dream of hiking all day in the Colorado Rockies, while another may want a small backyard ceremony with just their closest family and friends. The beauty of an elopement is that there are no rules – your day can be exactly what you want it to be.

If a big, traditional wedding doesn’t feel like a good fit and you want a day focused just on you and your boo, then you definitely should consider eloping. This is one of the most special moments of your lives together – you absolutely deserve to celebrate it in the way that feels most authentic to you.

Need more info to help you decide if eloping is right for you? Check out these Top Ten Reasons to Elope.

The short answer is that the average elopement costs around $10,000, while the average traditional wedding in the US costs over $30,000!

While elopements come in all shapes and sizes, you will likely see massive savings while still crafting your dream elopement experience.

For a more detailed breakdown of elopement costs vs. a traditional wedding, see How Much Does it Cost to Elope?

Where you elope is very unique to what makes you and your partner happy. The best place to start is to think of places that have special meaning to you as a couple. Maybe it’s where you met, or someplace you love to visit together. Or somewhere you’ve never been but have always dreamed of exploring.

If you love mountains, you’ll find amazing options in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, or California. If you love lush jungles or rainforests, try Hawaii or Washington’s Olympic National Park.

AMORE NOTES

“Where do I start. For all those that want a simple review, Adam is a highly skilled photographer at a reasonable price, but really he is so much more than that. We are a very indecisive couple and were extremely difficult to work with. We probably changed location/time schedule 20 times from the time we decided to get married up until about a week before the big day and Adam didn’t miss a single beat. He would work and send us a whole layout of the day and then we would make him do it all over again the next day when we changed something. When that day finally arrived, he totally removed all the stress and anxiety we had and got us to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera. To put it simply, Adam made the most important day in both of our lives fun and stress-free where we could both just focus on each other. The stunning photos he took of our day will forever remind us of how happy that day was. Adam, seriously…Thank you. You are a class act, sir.

– Dustin and Emily

More Helpful Resources

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COLORADO ELOPEMENT PACKAGES AND GUIDE 2022

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ELOPE