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Tips For an Unforgettable Elopement

For the spontaneous couple seeking an intimate, personal marriage ceremony, here are some things to consider when planning your elopement.

Don't Throw Away Your Budget

Just because you're eloping and do not have to worry about the cost of guests, you still have to prioritize other things to spend your money on. Many eloping couples will choose a location that may be more personal to them and is harder to access with a large group of people. Hair and makeup, attire, photography, and everything else you choose to include all requires planning and money set aside. Your budget may be a lot smaller than a traditional wedding but it is still essential to ensure a stress-free elopement.

Hire an Elopement Photographer

Hiring a photographer that specializes in elopements is worth it because they truly know what they are doing and you can trust in the fact that you will receive amazing photos. Elopement photographers are generally more expensive than traditional wedding photographers but are a larger part of the planning process, and can capture very intimate, breathtaking photos made for the couple.

Thoughtfully Choose a Destination

Many couples include their elopement in a fancy trip or honeymoon, to get the most out of their experience. If you have always dreamt of getting married on a cliff in Positano, you can, and are probably willing to spend more money on that if it is just the two of you. Have a spot that holds sentimental value to you and your fiance? Get married there; you can look back and remember you chose that location for a special reason.

Don't Forget Decor

You might not need much if your elopement location makes for a scenic photo background, but it is still important to consider. Will you have an altar? If so, are you going to drape it with bundles of fresh flowers or keep it simple with minimal color and natural lines? The decor is also important to keep in mind for your photos, as you want it to look natural and effortless.

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Consider an Elopement Celebration

Elopements can cause family members to become upset that they were not included in your big day. Remembering that eloping is what's best for you and your partner is of the utmost importance, and you definitely do not need to have a party to make your family feel better. Having a celebration is something you should do as a couple because you want to, and it does not have to be extravagant and expensive. Even just a small, casual gathering between close family and friends can be a great way to celebrate your marriage with the people you love.

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