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What do we do on our elopement day? What time should I start? How long should we book a photographer for? These are all really great questions when planning your elopement timeline! Luckily, as your photographers, we will help you plan all of that and more while we are creating an elopement timeline!
First off, no two elopements are the same! Some couples want a little bit of structure in their day, while others are completely happy just to “fly by the seat of their pants” and enjoy the day as it unfolds. We hope that this resource helps you maximize your schedule and enjoy the timeline creation process!
11:00pm: Sarah + Sylvia arrive at the beautiful beach house you rented
11:30pm: Drinks with your lover before you get ready
12:00: You start getting ready! You’ll do this separately if you are planning on doing a first look.
1:00 Putting on the final touches! Write those vows to one another!
1:30 You and your partner will sneak out with us to a private first look beside your Airbnb
2:00 Wrap up last-minute packing and head out the door
2:30 Arrive to the cliffs and walk out to a beautiful spot to exchange your vows
3:00 Exploring, relaxing, talking, kissing, taking in views, climbing on rocks, seeing beautiful sights
4:00 Hop on a chartered catamaran sunset sail that will take you to a private space for a picnic dinner
4:30 Arrive to picnic dinner and enjoy champagne, dessert, and a first dance on a private island
5:15 Play around in the water for some sunset photos
6:00 Head back to St. Thomas and reminisce on your beautiful, perfect, wedding day
3:00 Hellos and hugs at your airbnb! Leave for hike!
3:30 Arrive to the cliffs and walk out to a beautiful spot to exchange your vows
4:00 Exploring, relaxing, talking, kissing, taking in views, climbing on rocks, seeing beautiful sights
5:00 Arrive to picnic dinner and enjoy champagne, dessert, and a first dance on a private island
6:00 Play around in the water for some sunset photos
All elopement timelines are completely customizable according to what the two of you want for your day! There is no right or wrong way to elope! Give yourself some time to think about what activities you’d like to do on your day to make it special and meaningful to you.
Here are some things to consider when planning your timeline:
When creating an elopement timeline we suggest:
There are a lot of activities you can do on your day to make it more meaningful and special to you. This is just a beginning list. Click HERE to see a full list of ideas for your elopement!
We hope you found this blog about creating and elopement timeline helpful! If we had one piece of advice for you on your elopement day it would be to take it slow! It never fails, the day is here and gone in a blink of an eye. Crafting a perfect elopement timeline can really make a difference in the amount of time you get to just enjoy the day. No hustle and bustle, no rush to get something checked off a list. Just you, your lover, and a carefully crafted day that just allows you to take it all in. Because when we think back to why many couples elope, it always comes back to making the day about the two of you.
Sam + Bryt