One of the most exciting things about planning an elopement is that you can tie the knot virtually anywhere! Since you're not dealing with venues' minimum guest counts, you can choose a place that really reflects who the two of you are and how you want your marriage to begin. But because “where should we elope?” is such an open ended question, with potential answers all over the world, it can be hard to get out of analysis paralysis and start narrowing it down!
This guide will help you pick an elopement location and decide on the perfect spot to say your vows.
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Narrow Down Your Top Elopement Location Picks
Once you have a general elopement location picked out, it’s time to get specific! While social media can be great for finding cool places, I recommend avoiding it when you’re looking for the exact spot where you want to say your vows. Those places you see are going to be popular, and likely crowded – so try to find spots that are more off the beaten path!
All Trails is a great resource, and you can filter hikes by length, difficulty, dog friendliness, and even the types of scenery! You can also explore virtually on Google Maps or Google Earth, or go adventure in person if you’re nearby.
Step Four: Connect With an Elopement Photographer
The best piece of advice I can give you for picking a location is to connect with an elopement photographer as soon as you start dreaming about where to elope!
Finding hidden gems and secluded spots can be easier said than done, but an elopement photographer can handle that for you! I talk to each couple to figure out what they’re looking for – you give me your priorities, your dreams, your open ended ideas, and I come back with a list of location recommendations that’s personalized to you and your day.
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A few of my favorite elopement locations...
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Whether you're interested in more information, have a couple of questions, or are ready to book with me, getting in touch is the first step!
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