When it comes to packing for your elopement, you don’t want to miss a thing! We’re here to give you tips on what to remember so you don’t have to worry about it the day of when you’re far from home!
Wedding day outfits: Sounds like a no-brainer but make sure you pack your full outfit for the day of. Often times wedding gowns require certain underwear and bras to ensure you cant see it. For the grooms, it comes down to the little things like handkerchiefs and socks. Be sure to properly pack your garments so they don’t get damaged during travel. Ask your hotel or Air BnB if you can expect an iron, if not, pack one or plan to stop at the store upon arrival.
Accessories: Whatever you plan on wearing on the day of your wedding, make sure it’s packed! That includes jewelry, heels, and your comfortable shoes. If you plan on changing your shoes and even if you don’t, its nice to have as an opinion for getting those photos on top of a hill or if you start to get blisters. The best advice we have here is to break in those heels first!
Vows: After writing your vows, you don’t want to leave them behind! Take a photo of handwritten notes or email typed notes to yourself just in case. We highly suggest using a moleskin book to read them off of vs using your phone.
Lipstick: While you might be getting your makeup down for the big day, most makeup artists will suggest you use your own lipstick so you can have it with you for touchups throughout the day.
The Rings: Here’s what could be another “no brainer” but when the nerves hit, its easy to forget! Pack these in your carry-on so you can relax during your flight.
Weather options: Pack back-up accessories to accommodate for the weather such as a fur coat, umbrellas, sunglasses, sunscreen, or anything else you can think of. For our brides at Custom Weddings of Colorado, we do pack fur coat options as well as umbrellas! We want you to have nothing on your mind but enjoying your big day.
When it comes to packing for your elopement, the best practice is to make a list and double-check. At Custom Weddings of Colorado, we are happy to go over lists with couples to ensure they bring everything they need and ultimately have peace of mind. We can help with your dream elopement, destination wedding, or micro wedding in Colorado. Contact us today!
Jessie Erickson has been writing professionally for almost 10 years and currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two small daughters. Once a bride herself, Jessie is passionate about leveraging her own experience to bring relevant and creative ideas to busy brides in the midst of planning their own weddings! Whether you choose to elope or throw a party for your family and close friends, she's got you covered with all the facts you need to create the most perfect day for your small wedding