How to Make an Elopement Special
7 Tips to Make Your Elopement Meaningful
Tip 5 | How to make an elopement special
Be prepared to be fully present.
This kinda goes back to our last point about prioritizing a relaxed timeline. This doesn’t mean making the day drag on for forever, but you definitely want time in your elopement experience to sit down, hold hands, look into each other’s eyes and be fully present with your partner.
How to make an elopement special can go from a raging activity like skydiving to having strategic moments in the day to be completely focused on your boo. I don’t know why you’re eloping–only you know that. But I’d be willing to bet it has something to do with how you are already an intentional person and seeking to make your wedding day full of meaning.
Elopements offer you the ability to take advantage of your time.
The day will be so exciting! You’ll be so stoked to commit to your partner for a lifetime in a beautiful space! If you bring guests along, you’ll likely giggle with them in excitement too! But being emotionally available for your partner is top priority on a day like this.
Excitement (or even anxiety) can be such a deterrent on your wedding day, so we encourage couples to begin every portion of their day with a big hug, deep breaths, and a bit of silence to listen to the other person’s heartbeat and soak in everything about that moment. Those moments are so beautiful, and learning how to make an elopement special is more about learning how to be present in the balls-to-the-wall wedding day you’ve created for yourselves! <3
Tip 6 | How to make an elopement special
Craft your elopement ceremony to reflect your relationship.
You wouldn’t be eloping if it weren’t for the fact that you want to get married, I.e. say some crazy meaningful vows to each other! And we love that! You deserve for your ceremony-like the rest of your elopement experience-to reflect who you are and what you value.
There are typically 3 categories that go into an elopement ceremony: words, symbols, and celebrations. How you incorporate the use of the three will depend upon what’s important to you. Some couples choose not to incorporate symbols or celebrations, and we think that’s okay too!
Elopement vows are simply promises you’re making your partner that will last a lifetime. So we recommend couples write their own vows, and we always give them the freedom and space to exchange those vows out of our ear shot. We believe elopement ceremonies are so important that we’ve written a whole post on How Does An Elopement Ceremony Work that can give you some ideas as well!
Here are some ways we’ve seen couples make their ceremony reflect them:
- Get tattooed rings
- Exchange vows at a location that was meaningful to them
- Celebrate by popping champagne
- Planting a tree
- Watching recorded videos of their family members saying their congratulations
You already have the right answer within you on how to make an elopement special, we just need to do a little soul searching to find it.
The truth is your elopement is already special because of the radical and brave decision you’ve made to honor yourselves on your wedding day by having the perfect type of day for you both. Elopements are no less special or no less worthy than a traditional wedding, so we’re pumped for you!
Tip 7 | How to make an elopement special
Create a surprise for your partner and coordinate with others to make it happen.
Depending on your relationship, one of you may be a little goofier or love a good surprise a little more. We’d be willing to bet, though, that anyone would love a well thought out surprise from their (new) spouse on their wedding day!
You’re planning every step of this elopement experience including the ceremony, but what if there was something you knew your partner would love but isn’t prioritizing for themselves? Working alongside your elopement photographer and other vendors to create a surprise for them is a great way to make your elopement special for you both!
Here are some examples of sweet surprises that couples have done:
- Personalized jewelry
- A surprise adventure like a jeep tour
- A handwritten poem
- A scheduled call with someone meaningful that couldn’t be there
- A song performed by them for their partner
You know your partner best and have all the tools to create a special elopement experience by surprising them! Let’s collaborate and put this special plan in motion!
Summary and Additional Resources:
You’ve got all the tips and tricks now, but let’s review how to make an elopement special!
- Give yourself permission to feel joy in creating a day that is all about you both.
- Choose your location intentionally.
- Bring along meaningful relationships (or don’t).
- Create your elopement timeline to be full of doing the things you love.
- Be prepared to be fully present.
- Craft your elopement ceremony to reflect your relationship.
- Create a surprise for your partner and coordinate with others to make it happen.
Now that’ you’ve got a game plan, contact us by filling out the form below or check out these additional resources to keep planning!
How Does an Elopement Ceremony Work | For the nitty gritty of planning your ceremony
Airbnb Elopement | In case you are still planning and might want a venue feel to your adventurous elopement
Eloping in Montana | So you can see how easy it is to elope in America’s most beautiful state
Our Elopement Packages | Because it’s time to check out your options!