How To Celebrate With Guests During Your Wyoming Elopement

If you’re planning a Wyoming elopement, you’re probably looking for show-stopping landscape photography. Of course, the ideal time to get photos is at sunset. I have worked with over 100 of eloping couples. In my experience, a common issue is that the elopement timeline doesn’t seem to fit both the sunset photo sesh and a post-ceremony celebration dinner. But have no fear! It’s your Jackson Hole wedding photographer back with some life-saving tips for your elopement! Here are a few ideas for making sure your elopement schedule stays right on track.

Think Differently About the Celebration Dinner

When you’re eloping, you don’t have to feel locked in to a particular schedule of events. Think outside the box! 

To avoid timing issues, consider having a celebration dinner the night before the ceremony (and yes, I can photograph the dinner, too)! This works out so well because after your ceremony, we can hike around the National Park, take photos, and your honeymoon can start right after. If you’d prefer to spend your actual wedding day with your significant other, this type of organization could work well!  

Alternatively, have a late dinner celebration. For this option, couples still plan a two hour photo session at the end of the day. After photos, they meet up with their guests at 9:30pm (sun sets at around 9pm in the Tetons on season) for a late dinner. A late dinner can be really innovative and fun for guests. 

Plan for Early (or Late) Photography

Another way to avoid the big photography block is by doing a photo session the day before or day after your ceremony. For example, some brides like to plan a hair and makeup trial the day before the ceremony; this is a great time to add in a portrait session!

I’ve even had some couples do their longer photo session the day before, and include a first look or private vow sharing. That way, they get to enjoy some special moments before the ceremony, just the two of them.

Endless Options for Wyoming Elopement

What I’m trying to say is that the options are endless! When you work with me, I am happy to accommodate whatever schedule works best for the two of you. I can’t wait to work with you on your Wyoming elopement! Get in touch and let’s get started!

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