There really is nothing more romantic than eloping with the one you love and getting married in the way that you really want to, so we can certainly see why more and more couples are choosing to tie the knot a little differently. If you’ve officially decided you’re going to elope, have you considered what you should do afterwards?
Long story short, you can do anything! And we mean anything, but if you’re looking for some direction, inspiration, or ideas we suggest you keep scrolling. Here’s how to plan your post-elopement celebration…
Tell the World
If you haven’t already, announce the news to your friends and family! You could ask your elopement wedding photographer to capture some ‘announcement’ images where you’re holding a cute sign saying ‘Just Married’ or ‘We Eloped’. If you want to do it on the actual day you eloped, you could FaceTime your favourites but here are some of our other fabulous ways to announce your elopement.
Extend the Elopement
No matter where in the world you’re choosing to elope, you can extend the celebrations and embark on your next adventure straightaway! An elopement may be smaller than a traditional wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a honeymoon. Consider if there is anything you both want to do immediately after you’ve tied the knot, whether that’s grabbing your suitcase and hopping on a plane, exploring the countryside with a picnic, or heading off on a city break with all the champagne!
When it comes to your elopement wedding, there are no rules. So, if you do want to include a few traditions within the day, you can! Whether that’s a first dance to your favourite song or cutting your wedding cake (we’ve seen some incredible one-tier masterpieces over the years), this is the perfect opportunity to do exactly what you want. You can always get your loved ones involved in the traditional aspects if they weren’t at your ceremony – they’ll love being a part of your special day.
We’ve put together a quick guide so you have a better idea of how your celebration can unfold – head to our ‘What Happens on the Day You Elope’ blog to find out more, or explore our Ultimate Elopement Checklist.
Host a Post Elopement Party
If you wanted an intimate ceremony but you still love the thought of an epic after party, now is your chance! Get your friends and family together to host a post elopement wedding party – this can be immediately after your ceremony or a few weeks later. You can wear your best glad rags, pop open the champers and celebrate marrying the love of your life surrounded by everyone who means the world to you!
Alternatively, if a private party for 2 appeals to you, The Folly, a romantic retreat, a stones throw away from Brickhouse, and its hot tub is the perfect location to soak in the rolling views right down to the ocean and continue floating on fluffy cloud 9.
Don’t Rush the Process
There’s no need to make any decisions straightaway, so if you’re feeling a little unsure about what you want to do after you’ve eloped, take the time to really think about it and just enjoy newlywed life!
Don’t forget to head straight over to the Brickhouse Vineyard journal where you’ll find all the inspiration and advice you could ever need for your elopement wedding. You can also browse through our collection of elopement wedding packages or just get in touch with our team to find out more!
Images by Emma Barrow