Photographers will know the permit rules, the best times of the day to go, and secluded spots. They will be a big help in your planning. There are also wedding planners, florists, and officiates who specialize in elopements anywhere you choose to go. Vendors will help your elopement come to life, bringing in all the astounding details and organizing everything for you. Vendors will help to create a timeline for your day that will allow you to have an ample amount of magical moments. In your wedding day itinerary, make sure you have allocated enough time for your getting ready photos and the time it takes for you to travel and hike to your location before your ceremony.
When packing for an elopement there are a few crucial items your checklist should include. Comfy shoes are so important—let’s face it, hiking in the mountains or trekking through the sand will not be the easiest in heels, so you will want comfortable shoes with good tread and support to get you through your hike comfortably. Once you get to your location, you can always slip into your cute shoes for your dress or suit.
Top priority of the list is bringing your vows, especially if you have written your own, and also your rings. Make sure to keep them in a safe place where they won’t be misplaced. Snacks and water are a must when doing a hiking elopement to keep you hydrated and energized. Whatever florist you choose can make you a gorgeous bouquet that you can pack on your backpack or carry with you. Bringing champagne is a great way to celebrate after your ceremony, to pop for a photo and toast with each other. Aside from those things, you can bring anything that makes your elopement unique and special to you.