Traditions You Don't Have To Ditch For Your Elopement

Are you afraid to elope because you can’t have the normal traditions that happen during a traditional wedding?

If your answer is yes, let me tell you that you can still include traditions into your elopement! Elopements are super flexible, so there’s no rules on what you can or can’t include! Here’s some popular traditions that you don’t have to miss out on!

First Dances - Don’t worry about missing out on your first dance, if you elope in the mountains, imagine how beautiful the setting would be for a first dance as the sun goes down! If you want to include the mother son or father daughter dances, we can bring a Bluetooth speaker and have you guys dance away! This is also a great way to get in some alone time during the day without anyone around. Take the time to find a nice little spot and soak eachother in.

winter elopement first dance

First Look With Family Member - Yes, you can still do this as well! If you rent a cute Airbnb, imagine the cute and emotional photos we can get of your father seeing you in your dress for the first time! Or your grandparents as well! Whatever moment you dream of the most, let’s make it happen!

idaho elopement first look with family

Cutting Cake (or whatever dessert you like best) - Imagine an adorable sunset picnic setup on the beach where you can cut the cake and eat to your heart’s content! Or if cake isn’t your thing, definitely include what dessert you like best! Could be ice cream, cookies, pie, cheesecake, or little cupcakes! Feel free to personalize all the little aspects of your day!

coeur d alene river elopement cake cutting

Party With Guests At A Reception Later/Have A Send Off - If you’ve always loved the idea of a special send off at the end of the night, you can still have that! If you include family in your elopement, you can do it then! Or if just the two of you are eloping, you can have a separate reception later to see more friends and family and do your send off then! This would also be a great time to do family dances if only the two of you are eloping.

send off with flower petals

Start Your Own Tradition During Your Elopement Day - This is a super cool idea if you want to incorporate something sentimental every year on your wedding anniversary! It can be whatever you want it to be, whether that be stay in bed all morning drinking coffee together, or get the dessert you ate on your elopement day in the evening. Even taking a walk on the beach that you eloped on. Anything to personalize the celebration to make it that much more special to you!

walking on the beach at sunset

As you can see, you can absolutely include traditions that mean something to you! You can include the most special moments on one of the best days of your life!