Summer wedding season is here! And as a Utah elopement photographer I am excited to share the best wedding tips for your Utah elopement dress. Today, I’ll be giving you advice for the right way to dress, specifically for a Utah elopement, so that you will be comfortable, fashionable and can explore easily. Even so, these tips come from a lot of experience with eloping couples, so I think the advice will be useful for you no matter where you’re eloping.
PICK THE RIGHT FABRIC FOR AN ELOPEMENT DRESS
When you shop for an elopement dress, pick the right fabric for the job. Your elopement will require a lot of walking “off the beaten path,” and some fabrics will hold up better than others. Here’s a few of my observations.
If you pick a tulle skirt, you’ll be happy to find that tulle sheds sand, or fine dirt, well. This makes is more comfortable for you to get those adventurous wedding photos in the red sandy caves of Arches National Park. In turn, a tulle skirt can be a good choice for a Utah elopement.
Lace has its pros and cons. It is really forgiving when it comes to dirt, but can snag on the brush and plants. Some laces will snag more, like when the lace doesn’t have a mesh backing to it (Venise/Venetian lace).
Silk and Organza
Smoother fabrics, like silk and organza, don’t snag on brush and plants as much. But, they show dirt much more. And with Arches National Park Weddings tending to be a bit more adventurous, and a lot more dirty. I would suggest steering clear of this fabric for your Utah elopement dress.
VEILS FOR YOUR ELOPEMENT
Some brides wonder whether they should bring a veil to their Utah elopement. My response? Yeah, why not! They make for some great photos, especially if it’s a breezy day. If you are unsure of the logistics of wearing one, we can always pack it and try some photos with and without your veil.
THE BEST SHOES FOR ELOPING
Hiking boots, cowboy boots, sandals and flats work great; any shoe you can really walk around in works for an elopement. However, which shoes you decide to wear also largely depends on the type of Utah elopement you are planning to have. If you are wanting to hike and explore, wear hiking boots! Then once we get to our location you can change into something more cute.
Overall, dress so you can move easily! Pick something that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable.
If you and your person are looking to tie the knot during a stunning Utah elopement, let me capture your memories. Reach out and book today!