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Heather Anderson Journal

Your wedding, artfully documented, whether it takes place in the intimate vineyards of Temecula valley, along California's stunning coastline, a bohemian desert, or a breathtaking hike!

 Based in California. Available for travel.

THE BLOG

Your Elopement Checklist

Are you thinking about planning an elopement!?

LOVE DOESN’T WATI

If COVID-19 has you postponing your big day come elope with us!!

Are you feeling overwhelmed with where to begin? We created a guide so you don’t need to feel overwhelemed.

Book Your Elopement With Us

I love a checklist so I broke your steps into checklist list for you…

Checklist 1

  • Set a budget (just because you are eloping doesn’t mean you cannot go all out if you want to!!)
  • Choose an epic location or a place that holds meaning for you
  • Set a date – check that you can obtain permits you will need
  • Decide how involved you would like to be in the planning:
    • Hire a planner?
    • Purchase an elopement package?
    • Book a day-of coordinator?
    • DIY?
  • Choose the style of attire for your elopement
  • Research legal requirements for marriage at your destination
  • Book an elopement photographer
  • Book your elopement accommodations and make any travel arrangements
  • Decide where you will honeymoon

Checklist 2

  • Book your honeymoon
  • Choose your witness(es)
  • If you didn’t choose an all inclusive package now is the time to hire your other wedding vendors
    • Officiant
    • Videographer
    • HAMU
    • Florist
    • Musicians
  • Purchase wedding rings
  • Purchase all your gown and suit
  • Marriage license

Checklist 3

  • Write vows
  • Check the forecast and make arrangements for a backup plan (as necessary)
  • Write a love letter to your fiancé 
  • DIY: cake, champagne, download music etc
  • Pack for your elopement
  • Pack for your honeymoon

Post Elopement Checklist

  • Announce your elopement (via social media content or mail out announcements) I offer both services 😉
  • Plan a reception to celebrate with friends and family (optional)
  • Send thank you notes

Check Out Our All Inclusive

Elopement Collections

Thanks to Southern California Florist for the perfect bouquet

and to Janay Marie Designs for the perfect elopement gown

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