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What to Include in Your Elopement Details

What to include in your elopement details

Planning your elopement is one of the most exciting chapters in your life. After all, you are preparing to marry the love of your life! And as exciting as it all is, it can also be super stressful. It seems like there are at least 297 moving parts that all have to somehow come together. I get it! But as your elopement bff, I’m here to make sure your elopement planning process goes as smoothly as possible. Starting with: what to include in your elopement details. Whether you’re in the early planning stages or you leave for your elopement next week, you’re going to want to save this one!

Typical Items to Include in Elopement Details

Before we dive into choosing your creative elopement details, we first need to start with the basics. Everything else that you include beyond the “typical items” will just really highlight your personalities on your elopement day.

  • Engagement Rings and Wedding bands
  • Ring box
  • Announcement card
  • Personal Vow / letter
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklace, etc.)
  • Polaroid film of you two
  • Watch, tie, & cuff links
  • Garter
  • Gift for each other
  • Anything sentimental to the two of you
Elopement flat lay and details inspiration by Payton Rademacher Photography

Tips for Your Elopement Details | MN Elopement Photographer

The easiest way to figure out what to include in your elopement details is to first sit back and write down the things that mean the most to you and your partner. Maybe you two love to hike and camp. When you think of those activities, what do you bring along with you? These items are things that you could actually include in your elopement details! Here are some examples that are practical and cute:

  • Lantern
  • Hiking boots
  • Can Koozies 
  • Coffee mugs or a French press
  • A compass
  • Hiking backpack

The plus side of going about identifying your elopement details this way is that you can ensure they will be something personal and valuable to you. You could even think of something you two collect together and include those! 

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Creative Elopement Details

So many you can’t think of anything “specific” that you and your partner enjoy because you just enjoy so many things. I hear ya! The best way to go about choosing your elopement details in this regard would be to think of what kind of elopement you are having. If you’re having a mountain or forest elopement, pretend like you’re planning a trip (you are, after all!).

Just like the tips above, think of the items you might need – they’ll help really solidify the vibe. Or maybe you’re having a beach elopement. Rocks, shells, tropical flowers, etc. could be a few items to include. Now that you’ve figured out what to include in your elopement details, you’re ready to tie the knot! Looking for more elopement planning or wedding tips? CLICK HERE to binge the blog. And as always, you can find me on Instagram (@paytonrademacherphoto).

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