If you are planning an elopement or a destination wedding, you might be wondering how do you go about finding vendors. Do you hire vendors local to the destination, vendors that are local to your home town, or do you go crazy and hire anyone? These are all great questions and we are going to break down how to make finding your destination vendors.
Having a destination or an elopement wedding is a dream come true for many couples. But with planning a destination wedding, there come specific challenges. One of those is choosing and finding the right wedding vendors at a destination you may not have been to before.
But with the following tips, it is easier than you may think. So, let’s dive right in.
Before booking your destination wedding vendors you have some important decisions to make.
Once you have some answers to these questions we can dig deeper into planning your destination or elopement wedding.
The following vendors are must-haves for an elopement or destination wedding
The following are optional and depend on your vision and your goals for your wedding
Now that we have a list of our must have vendors let’s do some research and find the ones that are going to make our dream destination wedding come true.
Your elopement photographer should be one of the first vendors that you book. Your elopement photographer will be someone who is not only experienced with wedding photography, but experienced with the location or destination that you selected. Your photographer will spend your entire elopement together with you, so find somebody that you enjoy spending your time with and elevate your elopement experience. Here are some important questions to ask your elopement photographer
No need to go any further, you found your wedding videographer. Kidding. A few questions you are going to ask when deciding on your elopement wedding videographer
Even though you are planning an elopement, there are still a lot of similarities to a traditional wedding. One of the biggest positives of hiring an elopement planner is to help eliminate unwanted stress or anxiety when it comes to finding vendors, helping with locations, permits and any off the wall circumstances that can arise.
If you are set on not having an elopement planner, hire a wedding photographer that is comfortable with planning your timelines and handling all the logistics that come with an elopement. Here are a few reasons that you would consider hiring a wedding planner for your elopement
If legalizing your marriage during your wedding day is important, we recommend that you have an officiant. Many couples choice to legalize the marriage before or after, depending on the location, but we recommend that you have an officiant on hand. If you don’t want to spend money on an officiant, asking parents or friends to step up can be a great idea. Here are a few questions to ask your elopement officiant.
You might choose to do your hair and makeup yourself, but we highly recommend you hire a professional. Having someone that can make you look beautiful all day long will be something that you will never regret, and make your photos and videos that much more special.
Having a florist can elevate your elopement to new levels. Having gorgeous flowers at your ceremony will only make the location look that much more magical. Now let’s get into the bouquet. You are going to want something that you are going to be comfortable walking, hiking and carrying the entire day. Make sure it is a bouquet that is fairly light and easy for you to carry.
A few questions to ask your elopement florist
Congrats if you are just starting the elopement planning process. If you are considering having a wedding videographer, We are Eclicktik Films, a Kansas City based destination wedding videographer specializing in elopements and extravagant soirées worldwide. You can learn more about us and our approach here and check us out on instagram if you are a total creep.
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