We’ve already shared an elopement guide but we didn’t talk about adventurous elopements, while the latter are a hot idea right now. One of the evident advantages of an adventure elopement is a spectacular location to tie the knot, where perhaps none has done it before. Another advantage is an unforgettable experience of you two going somewhere unusual to pass through the ceremony. There are many more advantages, so if you are planning such an elopement, it’s high time to help you with some useful tips.
Choose An Epic Location
An adventure elopement is a synonym of a breathtaking scenery and there are so many incredible places to choose from! The coolest idea is to choose a meaningful place – where your partner or you proposed, your first vacation destination or something else like that. If you don’t have one at hand, think of some outdoor activities you like, for example, if you love hiking, why not hike to some gorgeous spot to tie the knot there?
Use your favorite season as a guide as you should be comfortable outside, more or less. When doing your research on seasons in specific regions, be sure to look at average temperatures, rainfall averages, and so on. As you can’t guarantee the weather, you can at least plan ahead. Find out some information about local holidays, festivals and favorite tourist seasons. If you’re going to a remote location, crowds might not be much of a concern, but local holidays — especially in smaller towns or villages — could make it harder to find accommodations, food, and so on. Travel to your spot at least once to find out what to expect and better have two-three options in your list in case one of them doesn’t work out.
Prepare Adventure-Ready Outfits
When it comes to adventurous elopements, comfort is the key! Modify your personal style and outfit to make it more comfortable and more suitable for the location. For brides, that might mean choosing a wedding dress without a train or adding a bustle so you can tie it up as you walk to your location and let it down for the vow exchange and portraits. For grooms, that might mean opting for a lightweight suit rather than a tuxedo, or even a more casual ensemble, so you can move easier throughout the day. The key to a perfect adventure elopement look, whether you’re a bride or groom, is your shoes. Choose shoes that are sturdy and slip-resistant — and bonus if they are waterproof! At least wear them while you are getting to the spot, and then you may swap them for more fashionable options. Buy accessories that complement your look. The most obvious ones are a coat, scarf, gloves, and hat for wintry elopements or a light jacket or sunglasses for a summer elopement and so on.
Add Personal Touches
Just because you’re having an adventure elopement doesn’t mean you can’t add some personal touches and traditional wedding flair! Here are some elements you could incorporate into your adventure elopement: an antique rug to stand on for your vow exchange, custom vow books, a pretty ring box and much more depending on what your elopement is like. If it’s a wintry elopement, why not bring some hot chocolate and marshmallows to sit next to each other before or after the cermeony and feel good? Get inspired!