Sammamish, Washington Elopement – July 2021
When you choose to elope, it is all about you and your partner getting married, with the people who matter the most to you; Kyra and Brayden did exactly that! These two cuties eloped in July of 2020, and celebrated their one year anniversary with their closest friends and families. They had a quick ceremony to renew their vows, followed by a sweet little BBQ reception and some dancing. Their Sammamish, Washington elopement was full of family, love and excitement!
Depending on how intimate you’d like your elopement to be, you might consider inviting your closest family members. That could look like your parents, siblings, grandparents or even just your best friends! Your family doesn’t have to be who you are biologically related to either. Your family is the people who you choose to surround yourself with and celebrate you and your partner always!
If you choose to elope with your family here are a few tips to make sure it goes smoothly and is tons of fun!
Many of us have larger families of siblings, cousins and so forth, or larger friend groups, that it can be challenging to narrow down who you want to invite to a smaller, more manageable list. Some questions I like to ask myself and my couples are…
Has this person been a part of my life for many important years?
Does this person bring my partner and I deep joy?
Does this person celebrate and support my relationship and marriage?
Would I be devastated if this person could not be with us when we got married?
If you answered most of these with a resounding YES, then this might be someone who you should invite. But, if there are some unknown answers or definite no’s, then this could be someone you might not want to invite.
Your wedding day should be focused on celebrate the shit out of you and your partner’s love. If there are people who joyful celebrate it with you on a regular basis, then those would be awesome people to include on your elopement day! Your love story deserves to be honored and you deserve to be surrounding by the people who love you the most.
There are many ways you can invite guests to your family elopement! Sending out paper invitations, Evites, or a Facebook group. If you are wanting to keep your elopement to a smaller guest count try these things in your invites:
Now this section is a tough one! Aunts, uncles, grandparents, extended cousins, friends from work or close friends might be some groups of people who would assume they were invited to your wedding celebration. However, if you choose not to invite these people you might have to have conversations with these groups. Here are some tips on how to have these conversations:
Below is a little gallery from Kyra and Brayden’s Sammamish, Washington Elopement. They invited their immediate families and closest extended family members and it was SO much fun! Choosing to surround yourself with people who truly love and want to celebrate the shit out of your love story is so worth it.
Planning you elopement in Sammamish, Washington can be so much fun! Check out this blog post to pick the perfect season for your elopement. Wondering how much your elopement will cost? Check out this blog post for more info about elopement costs!
December 22, 2021