An adventure elopement in Utah is what dreams are made of! The landscape, the wildlife and the Arches will give your wedding day all the magic! And if you are wanting to get to Southern Utah and elope ASAP, then this is the post for you. You can plan your elopement in 6 months with this simple timeline to plan your Utah Elopement.
Before we hop into all the details of planning an elopement in 6 months, I will mention this one thing. Every elopement is different! You may just want to embrace the outdoors, and not book a venue. Or, you may want to create your own wedding bouquet instead of hiring a florist. And that is totally okay! These vendors are simply what I generally recommend to couples, so you can take what applies to you and leave the rest.
Plan Your Utah Elopement – 6 Months Before
I know what you are thinking, 6 months?! It feels so close to the actual day, but trust when I say that you can do this! I have even had brides who plan there elopement in a shorter amount of time. So, you definitely can plan your elopement in 6 months, and this is where is all starts!
Your Wedding Venue
With wedding planning the first thing you always want to do its to book your wedding venue. Once you have your venue booked, you officially have your wedding date!
Book Your Photographer
After you wedding venue you will want to book your preferred Utah Elopement photographer. Most wedding photographers will book out years in advance. However, as an adventure elopement photographer I understand the nature of elopements and try to keep dates available throughout the year.
Book Your Officiant
When choosing you officiant, you want to have someone you feel you can connect with and has similar values. The Knot has is a great resource to help you find you officiant! And if you are unsure with what you are looking at, I also know many of the local officiants and can give recommendations.
Bride Tip! If you want a more personal touch, you could have a family member or friend get ordained and have someone you know and love officiate your wedding.
If you will have to travel across the country for your Utah Elopement, then you will want to book your tickets early. And 6 months before is the perfect time! I recommend finding deals on tickets with Expedia or CheapOAir.
There are tons of lodging options in Southern Utah! When you plan your elopement in 6 months in Utah you will want to find lodging as soon as possible. Especially if you will be there in the busy season!
If you are planning on flying into Utah’s National Park, then be sure to plan to rent a car to help you get around. Public transportation is hard to find in such a rural location. And you don’t want to rely on Uber to get you to your wedding either!
For The Bride
Wedding Dress Shopping
Every bride is different with finding their wedding dress. Some go in and find it at the first bridal boutique they visit. Others have to visit a dozen before finding their dream dress! And since you don’t know how easy it will be for you to find your gown, I recommend shopping for your wedding dress as soon as possible!
Bride Tip! It will also take time for your dress to come after ordering. And you will more than likely need alterations that will also take time. Buy shopping early you wont run the risk of not having your dress in time!
Book Your Florist
When looking for a florist in Southern Utah, be sure to have an idea of what styles you like. Look through Pinterest for inspiration photos so that when you do find your dream florist you can easily explain what you want.
Book Your Hair and Makeup
Similar to booking your florist, you will want to find some inspiration photos before you book your hair and makeup artist. A lot of hair and makeup artists are easily found on Instagram, but you can also try to google search or ask for recommendations!
3 Months Before
Your wedding day is getting so close! Now you just have to gather the last details and make minor resrvations.
Plan Your Dinner Reservations
If you decide to go without a venue or reception, then you will want to book a dinner for the evening! You deserve to celebrate with a delicious meal and beautiful atmosphere. And in Southern Utah you will be able to find just that!
Whatever small details you have planned should be set in stone and prepared. If it is a family heirloom you are planning on wearing, or your bridesmaids dress. No matter how big or small, these details should be planned and prepared for!
1 Month Before
Double check all of the reservations you made when first planning! Let them know the timeline of the day and when you will be needing them.
Bride tip! Be sure to save all the confirmation numbers and receipts, just in case!
Reach out to your adventure Utah elopement photographer to inform them on your timeline and plans for the day. They will be a great help in when to fit in wedding photos.
1 Week Before
Without a license, you can’t get married! So be sure to have this done the week before your elopement.
Now you can confidently plan your elopement in 6 months! Southern Utah is the place to be if you are an elegant and adventurous couple looking for breathtaking views for your wedding day. Reach out and let’s talk wedding photography!