2024 Elopement checklist

There is less stress and less to plan overall for an elopement, but that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park! So let me help you out with a checklist to make sure you don't forget anything.

Planning can be tough, but I'm trying to make it easier for you.

1. Essential Documents:
   - Valid passports or identification
   - Marriage license or relevant legal documents
   - Any permits required for the chosen location

2. Clothing and Accessories:
   - Weather-appropriate attire (consider layers, waterproof clothing, and comfortable shoes, clear umbrellas)
   - Bridal outfit or attire that suits the adventure theme
   - Accessories such as jewelry, veil, or headpieces
   - Extra set of clothes for any weather changes or after the ceremony

3. Safety and Outdoor Gear:
   - Appropriate hiking or adventure gear (backpack, hiking shoes, etc.)
   - First aid kit
   - Maps, compass, or GPS device
   - Sunscreen, bug spray, and any necessary medications
   - Snacks and water bottles for hydration
   - Portable phone charger or power bank

4. Photography and Videography:
   - Contact information and contract details for the photographer/videographer
   - Shot list or specific photo requests
   - Props or accessories for unique photo opportunities

5. Ceremony Essentials:
   - Vows or any readings you wish to include
   - Rings and ring box
   - Ceremony script or outline
   - Decorations or items to personalize the ceremony space
   - Officiant's contact information (if applicable)

Don't forget those key items!

6. Logistics and Planning:
   - Detailed timeline or schedule of the day's events
   - Contact information for vendors or professionals involved (planner, photographer, etc.)
   - Transportation arrangements (car rentals, flights, etc.)
   - Accommodation details, if necessary
   - Backup plan in case of inclement weather or unexpected changes

7. Special Touches and Extras:
   - Personalized vows or love letters
   - Music playlist or small portable speaker
   - Champagne or celebratory drink
   - Blanket or picnic items for a cozy celebration
   - Personalized wedding favors or mementos

8. Miscellaneous Items:
   - Cash or credit cards for any additional expenses
   - Identification for any adventure activities or rentals
   - Mobile phone and charger for communication and emergencies
   - Extra batteries or memory cards for cameras

Remember to adapt this checklist based on your specific elopement plans, location, and personal preferences. It's important to prioritize safety, comfort, and the unique elements that will make your adventure elopement special and memorable.

Definitely don't forget your rings!

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