STILL TAKE TIME TO PLAN YOUR DAY
While a large wedding is basically for family, an elopement is meant to be about the couple. Elopements may have historically been about having a secret wedding, but today that has changed. Although your guest list may be small, focus on making long lasting memories with your soon to be. Don't rush.
PLAN ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Whether your elopement is local or at a specific destination, plan some additional events. You are more than likely saving money by having a smaller wedding. How fun would it be to add in a family brunch the morning of, an urban outing the night before, or even a scuba lesson the day after your destination wedding in Aruba?
PLAN A RECEPTION FOR A LATER DATE
Couples may carry a little guilt for eloping, because they worry some family may feel left out. If you really want an intimate ceremony and memorable day, but also want to include extended family, plan a party or reception for a later date. You can even let a family member plan the reception for you if they prefer. If a large reception is not your vibe, invite more family to an engagement party or couple's shower.
HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER
It may be a smaller and shorter event, but that doesn't make an elopement any less important. In fact, hiring a professional photographer for an elopement will likely catch more personal moments on film that will stay with you for a lifetime. Luckily, Vault Room's packages include photography.
DON'T DOWNPLAY YOUR ELOPEMENT
Don't pretend the day isn't special. It is. If anything, it is more romantic and can leave longer lasting memories. Indulge yourself. Get a beautiful gown, write meaningful vows, send announcements, and take the time to discover what will make your day special.