For some couples, planning a large-scale wedding with all the bells and whistles (and the price tag) can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Some couples prefer to take some of the stress out of getting married and focus on their relationship and the sentiment of getting married.
Danielle White Director and Master Planner at White+White Weddings and Events shared her tips with everAFTER for planning an intimate elopement simply, stylishly and most importantly stress-free.
Legally in Australia you need to register with the government at least one month prior to your elopement. However, your celebrant can do this on your behalf.
CHOOSING A CELEBRANT
Remember to choose a celebrant that you feel comfortable with. Someone who shares your vision for the day.
Make this your day! With a limited guest list you can have fun with the details. Let your personalities shine through with the colour scheme and outfits.
Think of choosing a place that is particularly memorable or special to both you and your partner.
CAPTURING THE DAY
It’s vital that this special occasion is captured by a professional photographer so the memories are captured forever. Choose someone you feel a connection with and feel comfortable with. Your photos will thank you for it.
Weddings during the week = great prices. Suppliers are often more than happy to give you a discount for a mid-week wedding. There is also a greater chance they will be available for your date!
Reach out to a local planner. They can provide great location ideas and supplier recommendations to help you create your dream setting for your day. At w+w Weddings and Events we can customise packages to turn your elopement vision into a reality.
You're newlyweds! Celebrate after the ceremony with a lunch or dinner with your closest family and friends. Sharing your photos from the day is also a nice touch and will ensure you guests feel like they are a part of the day.
STUNNING LOCATIONS TO ELOPE
* In the middle of a forest
* On a mountaintop
* In a hot air balloon
* Under a waterfall
* In the snow
* In the middle of a field at sunset
* Sunrise overlooking a beach
TOP LOCATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
Sydney – Overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge
Adelaide – Barossa Valley Wine Country
Perth – Lancelin Sand Dunes
Melbourne – Daylesford
Queensland – Springbrook Falls
Tasmania – Wineglass Bay or rustic farm