Many couples choose to elope on a whim.
They start planning a traditional wedding, quickly realize that sucks, say "fuck it," and decide to elope.
That's great and I obviously support you.
But eloping still requires some decisions and planning, so I've come up with a handy-dandy list to make eloping easier.
1. Legal requirements
First and foremost, unless you don’t care about getting legally married, do your homework.
Check any waiting period regulations in the state/country you want to elope in. This period can be on the front end or after you apply for the marriage license. Some states even require a blood test.
If you are getting married in a different country, research what paperwork is necessary. It's typically a lot.
2. What it means to you
WILL IT BE JUST THE TWO OF YOU?
You wake up one morning and realize you can’t wait to marry this person. There is something very romantic about starting your marriage with just you and your person.
No muss, no fuss, all love.
OR IS AN INTIMATE GATHERING MORE APPEALING?
Gone are the days where eloping has to be just you and your partner. Our Totally Rogue Elopement packages allow for up to 25 guests.
An intimate gathering is a great solution for the couple who wants to surround themselves with their nearest and dearest, while still making each other the center of the day.
3. What it looks like
If you need more customization, but none of the stress, a Totally Rogue Wedding may be for you.
4. Seriously, still have a photographer
No matter what way you chose to elope, for the love of god, get a photographer.
You will be kicking yourself if you don’t. Most offer elopement packages at a reduced price anyway, so cough up the cash.
Allow yourselves time for a killer portrait session.
5. How you’re going to tell people
EVEN IF IT’S JUST THE TWO OF YOU, STILL GIVE YOUR PARENTS A HEADS UP
If your mom is going to be pissed, give her a call ahead of time.
Some relatives will be upset, but stand your ground. They love you, will get over it, and really just want you to be happy.
Send them some pics by that professional photographer you got.
ELOPEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE A THING
If you want to surprise everyone and you like snail mail, look into announcements. They are totally cute and your relatives will love hearing about it from you rather than Facebook.
6. Make it a vacation
You’re getting married! Why not roll that elopement into a honeymoon?
Take a few days (or a few weeks if you’re lucky) & take advantage of all of the things your elopement location has to offer.
In fact, you can turn a Totally Rogue Elopement into a Rogue Weekend! We will help you find a place to stay and provide a list of things to do/places to eat based off the neighborhood you’re staying in. We can also plan any activities for you and your loved ones (welcome dinners, morning after brunch, cocktail meet + greet, etc).
Alright, kids, that's it. Now, let's get you married.
are you ready to elope?
Build your Totally Rogue Wedding below and let’s get planning!