Elopement wedding dress guide 2020
So you are thinking about eloping outdoors, maybe having an adventure elopement in a national park, or thinking about traveling to another country and wondering….WHAT DRESS CAN I WEAR TO MY ELOPEMENT? Its a fair question right? There is no right or wrong answer here, when it really comes down to it, you should choose a dress you are super comfortable in and feel like yourself in. With that being said, here are some tips for your when you are dress shopping for your elopement.
How to travel with my wedding dress?
You need to consider how you are going to get your dress from your home country to your final destination safely. Most airlines are very accommodating and will store your dress up front to keep it from getting creased. If this is not possible consider keeping it in its box and storing it overhead and arrange for it to be steamed once you arrive to your elopement location. Arrange for this to be steamed the day before so you are not stressing about your dress on the day itself.
How well can you walk in your wedding dress?
When considering what dress to get for your elopement, think about your location and surroundings first. Will you be doing a lot of walking/hiking? Walking through fields etc? Then I would highly suggest you test out the dress you are looking at and see if you can twirl, move easily in it, hold it up as high as you can and walk around in it. I know when I was shopping for wedding dress for my own elopement, I wanted to make sure I could twirl, lift it up, walk easily in it, be able to put it on by myself without any problems. A little zip to the side and I was sorted. Avoid tight fitting around the legs as they are difficult to walk in, especially if you plan to hike for a few hours.
Another suggestion is, if you are having an adventure elopement is, try and hold your dress up to the side as high as you can then drop it. Would the wind be able to give it a bit of a lift for those gorgeous windswept shots? Here in Northern Ireland, I photograph a lot of elopements on the rugged, clifftops with castle ruins in the background, like Dunluce Castle. The type of dress I would always almost shoot are flowy, easy to walk in and the Irish wind loves them!
There is nothing more exciting than planning for your elopement. I applaud couples for taking the brave step and doing exactly what they want to do and feels right for them. Elopements are such a powerful and emotional experience as you are choosing to get married in a way that is true to you both with out the stress and anxiety that large traditional weddings can sometimes bring. There is so much significance and connection with elopements and is one of the most incredible ways you can get married. You can truly be yourselves in the moment.
If you are thinking about eloping here in Ireland or Northern Ireland, go get on touch for more information. I would love to hear from you and what your elopement plans look like. CONTACT
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Here are links to vendors that were involved in each of these elopements
Dress – Ivory and Pearl
Florist – Floral Earth
Mua – Tippy Logroino
Florist – The Rosehip and Berry
Dress – Archive 12