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Free Elopement Guide & Checklist

At first, thinking about planning an elopement may seem like a breeze, and while elopements are much more stress-free than a traditional wedding, there are some details you won't want to skip out on. One of the great benefits about deciding to elope is that you can keep your day as simple or as activity filled as you want. To help you out, I've put together the best Elopement Guide and Checklist for you!

To start planning your dream elopement, there are a few questions you should ask yourself

-What is your budget?

-Will you be inviting guests? If so, how many?

-What time of year do you want to elope? Do you have a specific date?

-Where do you want to elope? Domestic or international?

Hire an elopement planner & stylist

Once you've answered the questions above, your next step will be to find the best elopement company to suit you and your needs as a couple. That's where we come in! At Drift Elopements, we take all of the fuss and stress off your shoulders. From the beginning we take all of your needs and wants into consideration, making sure every one of your dream details come to life in an elevated and modern way. This isn't your grandmas elopement. Intimate ceremony on the beach at sunset surrounded by candles? Yes, please! Romantic picnic in a tropical floral field? We're in! However you choose to celebrate,we can make it happen. We have packages to suit every need. Whether that means just the two of you saying your I do's in an intimate ceremony or tying the knot in front of 20 of your closest loved ones.

Booking your travel

No matter if you are choosing to stay local, domestic or international be sure to have your travel plans nailed down. Don't forget about any cars, buses, trains or taxi fees that may come up.

-Book your flights

-Book your lodging

-Car rental

Get your marriage license

Once you have decided where you want to elope you can start your process of getting legal.

If you are eloping in another country there can be hurdles you may need to jump. If you want to avoid the hassle of getting legally married in another country, we suggest getting legally married where you live at your local country clerks office and having the ceremony at your elopement be symbolic. Whatever you choose, it will be both beautiful and special.

Additional vendors

In almost all of our packages we offer florals, cake & champagne, photography, a planner and an officiant. You are always welcome to use your own vendors. If you want any extras, it's good to have an idea of what you are looking for to help narrow down your best options.



-Decor rentals?

Your elopement outfits

One of the best part about eloping is you can do what you want!

-Do you want to wear a dress? A pantsuit? A jumpsuit?

-Should he wear a tux or something else?

-What is the weather going to be like? Do you need a jacket?

-Will you be doing your own hair and makeup?


-What kind of shoes? Heels? Hiking boots? flip flops?

What to do after you elope

It can be difficult to decide on what to do after you elope. You can go to a lovely and romantic dinner. Tour a winery, sipping and snacking while you celebrate. Some choose to have a small get together shortly after their elopement to celebrate with all of their loved ones. Whether it's just the two of you or your friends and family are with you, the options on how to celebrate are endless.

If you're searching for help planning and styling your elopement, I would love to help guide you through planning your dream elopement. You can contact me at or check us out at ( )

I can't wait to chat with you!

*Photography-Courtney Garbow (

Venue- M&M Farms in Ft. Meyers (

Styling- Drift Elopements (

Hair- Brenna Bartholf (@bbhairartist)

Makeup- AJ Marie (@ajmarieartistry)

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