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To Elope? | Maui Wedding Photographer

What to Know When You Elope

When you get engaged, there will be a lot of decisions you’ll be making about your future, but one of the most important and pressing decisions you’ll face during your engagement is how the two of you will choose to get married. For many, it feels almost obligatory to hold a wedding so that you can share the event with the people you love most in this world, but for others, the idea of a quiet elopement is much more appealing and a better fit for your needs as a couple. However, there are several things to be aware of before fully committing to the idea of eloping.

Couple elopes against a blue ocean on Maui - small wedding on cliffs

What You’re Giving Up

If you’ve always dreamt of having a day-long celebration of your marriage with all of your friends and family, then an elopement may not be for you. There is always the option of having an intimate elopement to yourselves and celebrating later with family and friends with a backyard barbeque or sit-down dinner.

What You’re Gaining

By choosing to elope, you’re keeping the focus of this milestone on what truly matters: the commitment that you and your partner are making to each other. You won’t have to worry about any issues that would inevitably pop up over the course of a full-fledged wedding ceremony and reception.
Instead, you can place your attention entirely on the feelings of joy and excitement you have at the promise of getting to start your life with your significant other.

couple eloping on lava rocks at sunset on Maui

Your Budget

Eloping might be a realistic and responsible choice for getting married to plan for your future together. Many couples are choosing elopement over larger weddings to prepare for purchasing a home and starting their lives together. But, if the credit card was used a little too much, there are some really great loans out there to bring interest rates down.

Who to Hire

When you decide to elope and choose the location of your elopement, it’s important to do thorough research of anyone you might want to hire while you’re there, like your wedding photographer, officiant, or maui wedding planner. Seek out wedding professionals who will not only fit into your budget and be capable of any travel requirements the day might include, but who will also make you and your partner feel comfortable and at ease over the course of the ceremony.

Since you likely won’t have many– if any– guests attending your nuptials, you’ll want to make sure that the people you hire to be there in a professional sense are capable of creating an atmosphere of positivity and support around you as they do their work.

How to Celebrate

Maui elopement along lava rock cliffs featuring blue water and a gorgeous wedding gown

You can absolutely celebrate during your elopement. It’s an amazing time to pick out a place that you’ve always wanted to go to, Maui happens to be our favorite place ever, but anywhere you want to run away together is perfect.

Some of our favorite activities for your wedding day include couples massage, romantic dinners, exploring the beautiful island, and sleeping in.

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