Deciding to elope with your fiancé while not the easiest decision out there can sometimes be a spontaneous decision for some couples. In order for things to be easier and less stressful for you, here are ten things you have to think about when you elope.
The kind of ceremony
Do you want a chapel wedding at the strip? Perhaps, do you want one with the typical Elvis Presley theme? Your input to your wedding is essential as this will make your day even special so make sure to decide wisely. Your big day should be something you can gladly reminisce about when you get old.
The time it’ll take to get to your destination
Give yourself ample time to get to your wedding destination. If it’ll take some time to go there, you may want to go there prior to your big day to avoid possible delays.
Wedding vendors will come to a great help especially if you cannot do your own hair and make-up. There are lots of professionals out there who you can easily hook up with to make you look beautiful in your special day.
Make sure to take some wedding photos on your special day. You may want to show them to your family and friends once you get home from your elopement. At least, it’ll assuage their frustration and anger from your decision to run away and get married.
Be creative in your choice of music. It’s your day and your parents and in-laws are not there to disapprove your unique taste in music. You can also choose from recorded music or live ones if you wish to.
For the most part, common locations for elopement wedding usually offer the right amount of aesthetics and decors worthy for photographs. But if you want to add some personal touches to make it more special, then you can do.
Your wedding celebrant
A qualified wedding celebrant is especially crucial as they fill many roles on your special day. That person is not only responsible for officiating your wedding but he/she can also help you in processing the legal requirements and your marriage license.
Requirements and/or restrictions vary by state
Find out the legal paperwork and permits needed to comply for your marriage since this kind of things tends to vary by state and locality. So if you want to marry abroad, then things may be a bit complicated, if not too much, for you to handle on your own.
Plan B just in case
Sometimes no matter how much we hope for our day to go smoothly, especially on a huge celebration like a wedding day, life doesn’t just go as planned. This is not telling you to be paranoid on all possible things that can go wrong on your wedding day, but just make sure that you have back up plans in case something happens. For instance, you may look for a backup indoor location if the weather will not cooperate.
A great place to celebrate
Search for good restaurants, lounges, beach resorts, or any place that you can enjoy being at for your post-wedding dinner or celebration. The hotel you will be staying at may also have post-wedding services and discounts you can avail.
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