When you hear the word “eloping”, what do you imagine? An epic location? Just you, your true love, an officiant, and a photographer? Odds are, you may not picture friends or family; after all, it’s an elopement. Is including your family on your elopement day even possible!? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of eloping?!
News flash: An elopement can be whatever you want it to be! If the thing that is holding you and your honey back from eloping is the thought of excluding your family and friends… INCLUDE THEM! As a full-time intimate wedding and elopement photographer, I’ve had the honor and joy of capturing all different kinds of elopements.
Whatever your heart is set on (whether it be scaling a mountain or standing atop a cliffside overlooking the Pacific), do what feels right for you two as a couple. The rest will fall into place. But if you don’t quite have your minds made up and are searching for some inspiration on how to include your family on your elopement day, read on and see what REAL couples did to include their family in their elopement!
An elopement weekend or 2-day elopement allows for ample time to spend with your family, and still have the adventure of a lifetime. Some ideas of how to spend your time are:
There are a number of ways you and your honey could split up your time on your elopement day – without added stress.
Including your family on your elopement day is something that should only be decided between you and your partner. At the end of the day, it’s about the love that you two share. If you’re searching for other elopement planning tips, check out some additional resources below:
Activities for your Elopement Day
Packing List for a Mountain Elopement
As always, be sure to follow along over on Instagram (@sydneybreannphoto) for behind-the-scenes, extra tips, and more! Are you ready to wander?