If you’re wanting to elope because it seems more your vibe but you want to include your family at the same time, don’t worry. There are tons of ways to incorporate your family on your elopement day to make sure they’re part of your day and they feel just as involved as they would during a traditional wedding.
Just because you want to elope somewhere magical and amazing doesn’t mean your family can’t come with you. Having a small intimate ceremony can be just as cool as eloping just the two of you. Just make sure that your location is friendly to the abilities of your family, and you can have a dreamy wedding day experience with those closest to you.
From wedding dress shopping to choosing a location, having those closest to you have a say in where you get married and little details can be super special. These moments are what they will remember most, and they will feel super involved and part of your wedding day even if they aren’t there.
Taking a couple minutes to video chat your family during your wedding day can be a super cool experience. they will get the opportunity to see you and your wedding clothes and having a wonderful time on your wedding day, but you can still keep the intimacy of it just being you and your person.
Whether it’s after you get back from your honeymoon or a few months down the road, throwing a party for your close friends + family can be a great way to celebrate your union. You could do this at a house or a venue, grab some snacks, and come together to enjoy the company!
Once your wedding day is over, spending time with your family, going through your photos, and reminiscing on your day can be such a heartfelt moment. Your photos are going to last for forever, and if you hire the right person for you (cough, cough, click here) then those photos will show exactly how your elopement day felt.
With all of those in mind, your family can absolutely still be a huge part of your elopement, even if they aren’t there!
I’m Crystal Shaw, a modern wedding + elopement photographer based in Oklahoma City and traveling worldwide to capture your love story. I strongly believe in crafting an intentional, love-filled day for each of my couples, so they can feel truly like them on the best day of their lives. If this speaks to you, let’s chat! I would love to help you create your perfect wedding day that will be 100% about you + your love, nothing else.