As a Utah elopement photographer, I love to work with all kinds of couples, planning out their perfect adventure/wedding! I want you to have the most amazing experience here in Utah. Today I’m sharing some Utah elopement mistakes I’ve seen, and I hope that by telling you about them, you’ll be able to avoid these headaches. Here are five elopement mistakes to avoid that couples make during their Utah elopements.
NOT BEING CHOOSY WITH YOUR GUEST LIST
When two people are getting married, there is a heavy pressure to invite everybody. You don’t want to risk damaging important relationships early on, I totally understand! My advice here is simple: don’t invite people who aren’t supportive. Your day will feel lighter surrounded by people who are giving all of their love!
FORGETTING LEGAL MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS
Another common one of the Utah elopement mistakes to avoid, that couples make is forgetting about legal marriage requirements. Don’t forget to apply for a wedding license before your ceremony!! You normally need some form of ID and your birth certificate to apply. Each state has slightly different requirements, though, so make sure you’ve figured this out before your event.
INVESTING IN EVERY DETAIL
Another trap many couples fall into is obsessing over every detail of the elopement. Fretting about every single thing can be emotionally taxing, and distract you from the fun parts of your day!
So, invest in the important stuff. Ask what matters most to you two as a couple. Other things can go by the wayside.
NOT DOING LOCATION RESEARCH BEFOREHAND
Arches National Park is full of secret treasures, and if you don’t do your location research, you could miss out on a lot of wonderful opportunities that would enhance your elopement.
I would recommend researching local vendors, as there are plenty of options here for catering, florals, even boutiques. (I would love to share with you my personal recommendations, just reach out!!) And of course, don’t forget to check the weather!
HIRING A SUBPAR PHOTOGRAPHER
Don’t make the mistake of hiring a photographer that can’t fulfill all your dreams for your Utah elopement. You can get that striking couple photo on the summit and get cozy photos with friends at your reception. You can even get amazing photos climbing or rafting! After all is said and done, what’s left of this special experience is your photographs, so really, hire your dream photographer!
I promise that when you work with me, I am going to help you make the experience of a lifetime. I am happy to be not only your elopement photographer, but also your local guide, your crisis-averter, and your friend!
If you’re hoping to get married in or around Moab, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I can’t wait to work with you.