Which vendors do you need for an elopement?

For an elopement or micro wedding, you may not need as many vendors as you would for a traditional wedding. However, there are still some key vendors you may consider hiring to enhance your elopement experience. Here are a few essential vendors to consider:

It's very important to consider vendors, even for an elopement.

1. Photographer: Hiring a photographer is pretty much a MUST to capture the special moments of your elopement. They can document the ceremony, candid shots, and portraits of you and your partner in ways that will help you remember the emotions you felt on that day. Look for a photographer experienced in elopements, as they will understand how to capture the intimacy and emotion of the occasion.

2. Videographer: If you want to really feel like a movie star for a day, getting a videographer will help you achieve that dream. They can create a beautiful cinematic keepsake of your ceremony and the surrounding moments. Similar to photographers, find a videographer who specializes in elopements to ensure they understand the unique nature of the event.

3. Officiant: If you're having a legal ceremony, you'll need an officiant to perform the wedding ceremony and oversee the exchange of vows and rings. Depending on your preferences, you can hire a professional officiant or ask a close friend or family member to become ordained and officiate your wedding.

4. Floral Designer: If you desire floral arrangements for your elopement, hiring a floral designer can help bring your vision to life. They can create a bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and any other floral elements you may want for the ceremony or for decorative purposes.

5. Hair and Makeup Artist: If you're not so good with your own hair and makeup, or you just want to be pampered for a couple hours, consider hiring a hair and makeup artist. They can help you achieve the desired look and ensure you feel your best on your special day. You will feel like a princess!

6. Planner/Coordinator: Hiring a planner or coordinator can alleviate stress and handle logistics, especially if you're eloping in a destination or unfamiliar location. They can assist with permits, recommend vendors, coordinate the timeline, and provide valuable guidance throughout the planning process. If you want to check out someone I recommend with all my heart, click here.

It is pretty much essential that you hire a photographer. Close second is for the planner, videographer, and hair and makeup. A florist could be a huge bonus as well if you would like a bouquet and/or boutonnière, an officiant if you want to say your words officially in front of someone registered to marry you, and perhaps a venue/accommodation could also be very important. From there on, it's just whatever other activities you'd like to do during your special day.

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