IDEAS & TIPS

  • Discover some fun ways to elope
  • How to tell your friends and family about your decision to elope
  • Listing of popular vows and readings that you can mix and match for your ceremony
Ceremony Ideas

Make your wedding reflect who you are as a couple. Head back to a destination that you have constantly cherished or make your dream get-away a reality. Love water, shouldn't something be said about taking a journey or setting off to the Caribbean? Love wine, it's the ideal opportunity for Napa.

On the other hand simply accomplish something unrestrained with your wedding. A couple of Let's Run Off's most loved genuine elopements have been a Hawaiian shoreline wedding, a service in a Spanish church building with a musical drama artist performing Ave Maria, and a trade of pledges in a remote, loch settled, baronial villa in Scotland.

A few considerations on making your elopement extraordinary:

Have your wedding mountain side and ski to it or have the function fireside. Have it in a vineyard's primary house with the related backups! Have it in a grand theater or a historical center. Have it under your most loved tree. Have it on a tranquil shoreline shoeless. Have it in an extravagance resort in Europe. Have it on a journey.

Steal away in a hot air inflatable in New Mexico, there is sufficient space for the lady and man of the hour, the pilot, the officiant, and a witness.

Steal away to an interesting town with your prompt family to a little overnight boardinghouse with simply enough spaces for the wedding bunch. You will have the spot to yourselves so you can truly make the most of your time together. Get hitched at the nearby Justice of the Peace and take your family to supper a while later. Let your companions and more distant family in on the amazement when you return.

Welcome your whole visitor rundown to a destination wedding at your fantasy area. Just a little rate will go to. After the wedding, in lieu of a gathering take visitors to supper in valuation for their participation.

Get hitched in Colorado and go mountain trekking and white water rafting. The month of May is ordinarily low season and extraordinary arrangements can be found around the ski resorts.

Run off all alone and after that host a gathering a short time later for your family and dearest companions. Rent a space and a DJ and request that your visitors bring potluck dishes. Wear your wedding garments and show photos of the occasion and your visitors will feel like they arrived.

Get inventive with your wedding and accomplish something you couldn't do with 200 on looking visitors. Your recollections will thank you for it.


How to tell family & friends

Instead of telling your friends and family of your decision to elope, the best approach is to first discuss your idea with them and why you want to do it. This gives your family and friends an opportunity to express how they feel about it and they feel they have been included in your decision. You may find that many of your closest family and friends will congratulate you and wish you the best for making such a wise decision!

Be aware that for many people marriage is a sacred institution and it is customary for it to be celebrated publicly. If you were to elope, your family and friends may be hurt or find it disrespectful. To witness the actual wedding is an important event and not being included may be considered an insult. Again, discussing your intentions with family members and friends may go a long way to help them accept it and bless you on your way.

Remember that it's your wedding and most people will respect your wishes to have an intimate ceremony. If anyone asks just explain that this is your dream wedding scenario.

If eloping is not an option with your friends and family, have a no frills, small wedding at the local Justice of the Peace with those closest to you. Afterwards leave for your honeymoon and upon return inform the rest of your friends and family that you eloped.

You can always have a party with your family and closest friends to celebrate your wedding when you return home or even before you go.