What to Expect from an All-Inclusive Elopement // Seattle Elopement

What to Expect from an All-Inclusive Elopement // Seattle Elopement

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PC: Kamra Fuller Photography

With the rise of platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, there is a wealth of ideas and innovation when it comes to creating a marriage extravaganza. You can search for “all inclusive wedding planners” and find an incredible number of vendors in your area, instantly. We believe that the same opportunity to co-create your marriage ceremony and celebration should exist for the elopers of the world, too. But what is the difference between wedding and elopement vendors? How do finances differ? And what does an all-inclusive elopement entail? We’re here to tell you.

Why do couples choose to elope instead of having a wedding?
Our couples decide to elope for a variety of reasons. Some of our couples are clear and rooted in their financial goals to save money for a house or other investments. Other couples have adventure as a hallmark of their relationship and want to honor their love of the outdoors as part of their commitment. Some couples prefer the intimacy of a private ceremony, whether to avoid a big crowd or to get back to when it was “just them” before kids. And other couples have a diversity of family dynamics that make the wedding planning process challenging, especially when trying to hold space for a variety of ideas and opinions. Whatever your reason for eloping, know that it is the right reason and that we are here to encourage you to listen to your intuition.

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Are elopements one-size-fits-all?

While we have a few different packages or buckets that most elopement couples start with, no elopement is the same. First, there is the consideration of location. You are free to venture forth to any location you choose! That often determines which vendors will be a good fit to execute your vision at the destination that strikes your fancy. Second, we add on the layers of “who” and “how many”. Different couples may want any number of people present, from just the two of them to a party of 50 (what we would call an “intimate wedding”). The human(s) you want to share the day with will determine how much support you will need and from which vendors. Third, we take a look at the elements that make the experience pop. What details make your ritual a custom experience? And what does your team of elopement artists look like? A planner can help you navigate and select the team that is equal parts creative, adventurous, and genuine to bring your vision to life.

How much money will I save by eloping?

Such a great question! Everyone has different expectations when it comes to a wedding budget; elopements are no different. If saving as much money as possible is your #1 priority, then an all-inclusive elopement may not be for you. Our mission is to create a custom ceremony and experience that reflects your soul signatures and kicks off the next epic chapter of your love story and legacy. Each of the contributing artists make the effort to connect with you, our couple, and each other to create a custom, seamless experience. An elopement planner start at $1,200 and does not include the expenses for any vendors or artists on the project. All-inclusive packages that include planning, photography, florals, and an officiant start at $3,750. Read on for a breakdown of the beauty that includes.

What do your starting packages entail?

Because every location is different, we create our packages around the size of your elopement guest list. While every elopement is different, we find that the number of people present is correlated with a higher number of vendors and artists co-creating your day. So here is where we start the conversation with our clients to craft a custom experience.

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  • Elopement for Two: This package is perfect for the fun couple looking for a low-key elopement with a few beautiful touches to highlight their celebration together. It includes planning, 4 hours of photography, an officiant, a bouquet/flower crown and boutonniere, and hair and make-up services. The starting price is $5,000.
  • Elopement for a Few: This package is made for the couple who have close friends and family (up to 15 people) with whom they want to share their first steps into married life. It includes planning, 4 hours of photography, 3 hours of videography, an officiant, a bouquet/flower crown and boutonniere, hair and make-up services, a cake, and stationary. The starting price is $7,000.
  • Elopement for the Crew: This package is made for the couple who want to invite significant friends and family (up to 60 people) to be a part of their elopement or intimate wedding celebration. It includes planning, 4 hours of photography and a second shooter, 3 hours of videography and a second shooter, an officiant, a bouquet/flower crown and boutonniere, hair and make-up services and bridal trial, a cake, and stationary. The starting price is $13,500.

We care deeply about the quality of your experience. All of our elopement services include unlimited email communication, all-in-one customized vendor booking, location and activity recommendations, design board, rental coordination, day-of timeline, and vendor coordination and communication. That means that, as a planner, we offer the same depth of services as we would any wedding client so that your experience is smooth and structured from start to finish. We also have a la carte items and services so that we can create the perfect fit for your ritual.

How do I find the elopement fit for me?

While elopements are becoming more popular among modern couples, the wedding industry has not yet responded in mass. There are very few elopement-specific planners as compared to wedding planners, and trust us, that specialization makes all the difference. We recommend finding an elopement planner whose message matches your values and vision. It is far more challenging to find a planner that will execute the experience you crave than it is to find a location-based planner. Most elopement planners LOVE to travel and are fantastic at researching new locations. If you feel connected with them, it will be worth the travel expense (and then some!) to work with them. If you are looking for an all-inclusive elopement experience, look no further! You already found us. We are one of the first and few to provide this kind of service in the world and we would LOVE to celebrate your love together.

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Blog written by: Kate of Tapestry Event Co, and is also the planner/officiant extraordinaire.

Interested in having us as your all-inclusive Seattle Elopement  or Destination Elopement? Email us today for information and to reserve your date!

Runaway with Me Elopements is an all-inclusive  Intimate Wedding and Elopement  based out of the Seattle, Washington. We offer Seattle elopements photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Mt. Rainier, Bellingham, Olympic National Park, Deception Pass, Forks, La Push, Sequim, Port Angeles, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Canon Beach and the San Juan Islands, and beyond.

 

  1. Maddie Mae says:

    I appreciate how you included the *many* different reasons a couple might elope in the “Why do couples choose to elope instead of having a wedding?” section. There really are many, vast reasons for people to elope! I’m glad you touched on that!

  2. Kat says:

    I love how you explain the different packages, there is truly something for everyone. Also, I love her dress and that warm light in the images!

  3. Sienna says:

    This is a super helpful and comprehensive article for people looking to elope! Creating all-inclusive packages is such a stress free option for couples.

  4. This is SO helpful! I feel like most couples don’t know where to start once they decide to elope. This is full of so many amazing tips.

  5. Brianna says:

    So freaking amazing. Totally wish I had eloped instead of having a big wedding where I knew roughly 15 people out of 250 🙈

    Your packages are perfect and would help out with the stress of planning SO MUCH!!!
    Your doing amazing work, keep it up!

  6. Sydney says:

    I absolutely love this post. It has so much information for those looking to elope.

  7. This blog post is so helpful for any couple engaged to put into perspective the idea of eloping! Great information.

  8. This is great info that applies not only to your business but also to any couple considering an elopement. Love the partnership with the planner to write this blog too!

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