What to wear when you elope

by | Feb 12, 2023

When it comes to your aisle style for eloping, there really are no rules! Whether you want to stick with a traditional white wedding dress or you want to stray away from the norm, the most important factor is that your outfit feels like you.

We love nothing more than seeing the outfits that our couples choose to wear when they elope at Brickhouse Vineyard, adding to the personal and authentic element of their elopement. The only thing we’d recommend considering is whether or not you want your elopement outfit to be something you wear again after you’ve said, ‘I Do’, or if you want it to be a one-off wear. This can sometimes affect your aisle style choices!

Elope Bride Patterned Dress
Eloping Bride Dress

What do you wear when you elope? The Bride

For brides, we think you can go all out with sequin gowns, chic jumpsuits, cocktail dresses or even a fashion-forward suit. And if you don’t fancy sticking to white, you don’t have to! If you’re renowned for rocking bold colours, bright details or carefree designs, channel the same vibes at your elopement wedding.

Eloping Couple Casual Clothing
Elopement Bride Black Dress
Eloping Bridal Dress

What do you wear when you elope? The Groom

When it comes to an outfit for the groom-to-be, comfort and confidence is key. You may want to surprise your partner in a daring print or an unusual material – such as a whacky tie or velvet attire. Linen suits are always a brilliant choice for those balmy summer days, while three-piece tweed suits are great for the chillier months. 

Elopement Wedding Clothing
Eloping Groom Clothing Tweed
Eloping Groom Military Uniform
Eloping Clothing Velvet

Don’t forget, if you’re spending less on your overall celebration, you may want to spend more on your wedding day looks and styling. Perhaps you’ve seen a pair of heels that you’ve had your eye on for ages but you haven’t been able to justify spending the money on – what better time than your elopement?! You may want to go all out with your outfit details, from your jewellery to cufflinks, watches to bowties. You can also check some of our favourite ideas on How to Style Your Elopement Wedding to make sure it’s memorable in every single way!

Elopement Dress Shoes
Elope Sparkle Dress

What to wear to an elopement as a guest?

If you’re a wedding guest attending an elopement, make sure you get the dress code from the couple before you begin shopping. If the couple want something chilled out and casual, reflect this in your attire. However, they may still want their dress code to be as formal as it would be at a traditional soirée, in which case take this into account when planning your outfit. 

We’d love to welcome you to have a nosey around our elopement wedding page and packages. Drop us a note to book in a private viewing or pop along to our Open Days! Team B can’t wait to meet you. While you plan in the meantime learn more about what happens on the day you elope and what happens after your elopement here.

Images by Mimosa Photography