You’ve ditched the big wedding idea, and now you’re not sure what to do on your elopement day. You want to do something fun and memorable. But you don’t want it to turn into an all day photoshoot. Don’t worry — I hear you, and I am here to help! I have made some timeline examples to help you plan your elopement. I hope this will get those creative juices flowing, and you truly see that you can do whatever the hell you want!
I’m going to go through what an elopement or micro wedding can look like with 4, 8, and 12 hours. I think that you will be surprised at how easy it is to fill your day! Shoot, you may decide you want to add on more time!
Let’s start with that big one — a whole 12 hour day. I know what you’re thinking… There’s NO WAY we could come up with enough to do for 12 hours! Well, let me show you one of many timeline examples for a 12 hour elopement day:
12 hours sounds like a lot and you want time to rest a little more during the day. That is okay! 8 hours might be a better fit for you then. Here is an example for an 8 hour elopement with a sunrise ceremony in Moab:
Now you have the whole rest of your day to relax! Take a nap if you want since you had such an early start. And enjoy what Moab has to offer! I’d recommend having a nice dinner to celebrate that evening, at one Moab’s wonderful restaurants.
4 hours is perfect for a short adventure and for your ceremony. Maybe you are trying to stay within a tighter budget and just want to get married in a beautiful location. This is a great option if that’s you! Here is another one of my timeline examples of a sunset elopement in Canyonlands National Park.
Whether you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime for your wedding day or something more relaxed but with amazing views, there’s something for everyone. I will help you come up with a custom timeline for your day, based on what you want to do and what your budget allows.
Need more help on planning your elopement? Head over to some of my other blog posts for more helpful tips!