Balancing Life While Planning an Elopement

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Even though you’re choosing to elope, that doesn’t mean there isn’t planning that goes into it! Take a deep breath. I’ve put together some tips to help you balance life while planning an elopement.

Even though you’re choosing to elope, that doesn’t mean there isn’t planning that goes into it!

Take a deeeeeep breath.

I’ve put together some tips to help you with balancing life while planning an elopement.

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If you’re wanting an elopement experience that requires minimal planning on your part – hire an expert! Wedding planners aren’t just for big weddings, they’re for elopements too! Consider this especially if you’re having your elopement in an unfamiliar area. They’ll be your best resource!


Sit down with your fiancé and talk about your must-haves. Since you’re not having a traditional wedding ceremony, there will be things you’re able to forego. Doing this will provide you with a great starting point for your planning.


Just get started! This is the easiest thing you can do to minimize stress the closer your wedding day gets. Break up your tasks into chunks. For example, have a day where you research florals and do nothing else. Focusing on one task at a time will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

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Just because you’re choosing to elope doesn’t mean you can’t include your friends and family in the planning of it! Ask them to help you research venues or photographers. Not only will it help you with balancing life while planning your elopement, it’ll also make your day feel extra special knowing your loved ones helped you put it all together!


The idea of elopements is non-traditional, so embrace that! Stay flexible in that things may change or not go according to plan. And that’s okay! Roll with the punches and know that everything is going to work out just fine.

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Staying as organized as you can throughout your planning process will help you immensely. Keep lists of your vendors. Write important dates in your calendar. Keeping track of everything in one place will help you avoid unnecessary stress and make the planning process so much easier.


Remember to breathe. Take time for yourself and relax. Have a bubble bath. Go for a walk. Don’t burn yourself out with planning. This is a special time in your life, take time to enjoy it.

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Looking for more guides and tips when it comes to all things wedding? Check out the blog for more!

Amber is a destination elopement, intimate wedding, and portrait photographer rooted in Trinidad and Tobago but available anywhere in the world! Amber Dawn Photography has been featured in multiple international magazines and wedding blogs. She also specializes in engagements, couples, lifestyle, and boudoir sessions!

Available for travel worldwide!


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