Every couple deserves to have an elopement ceremony that’s not just fun for their guests, but for themselves, too. Incorporating fun elements into your elopement ceremony will not only relieve some wedding-day nerves, but will make your wedding day that much more enjoyable. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate fun at your elopement ceremony, then check out these six easy and entertaining elopement ceremony ideas.
Personalized decor and details
From a welcome sign with a witty message and your wedding hashtag to customized vow books, personalized ceremony details are a great way to add a touch of your personality and sense of humor to your elopement ceremony. These signs can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them, and fit any theme, venue or ceremony type you can dream of.
Create a Polaroid guest book
Polaroids made a big come back for wedding trends in 2019, and they aren’t slowing down in 2020. These self-printing snapshots are the perfect substitute for the traditional guest book. You can make them a part of your decor and display them with easy-to-find items like twine and clothespins, or collect them in a box on your reception table for easy cleanup later. With plenty of space to write on the back — and not to mention the fun and nostalgia shooting a Polaroid brings — guests and wedding party members alike can record their well-wishes with a smile.
If you want to think outside the box when it comes to the look of your elopement ceremony, consider mixing up your seating arrangement. Consider arranging your chairs in two semi-circles, or, if you don’t have much room for anything but rows at your venue, then consider using mismatching chairs for a unique and bohemian feel. Another great option? Choosing rows of wooden benches for a more minimal touch.
Your wedding outfit is one of the most personal and curated parts of an elopement ceremony, so why not make it your own? A jacket customized with your new last name, a piece of jewelry you’ve had engraved with your wedding date, or cufflinks that match the theme of your big day are all ways to add a personal touch to your wedding wear and can be worn on your honeymoon, anniversary, or any time you want to reminisce on your big day.
We love a classic wedding cake topper, and with so many options to choose from, you can really make this detail your own. And if you’re not having a cake? You can get a topper for any dessert that’ll be your first as husband and wife, from pie all the way to donuts and cookies. You can make your own topper with your spouse for a fun pre-ceremony activity, or order one that feels authentic to you as a couple.
Make your exit special
Our wedding entrances are typically full of fanfare – and our exits should be no different. Making your exit special is easy, affordable, and sends your day off on a high note. You can put a twist on tradition with recycled confetti, or go even bigger with colorful smoke bombs. Making a big exit will send you off to your next adventure smiling – and give you some seriously rad pictures.
Ride in style
There’s no denying that riding off together in a dream car after your elopement ceremony sounds not only cool, but downright awesome. If you’re thinking of reasons to rent a stylish car, add in the fact that it’s an excellent photo op. Having a decked out car, motorcycle, or even an Airstream to ride off into the sunset with can be an exhilarating once in a lifetime experience.
If you’re in the process of planning your elopement ceremony, we hope these tips will help you re-prioritize having fun on your wedding day . Whether it be big or small, taking the time to enjoy yourself will allow you to relax, and make your day that much sweeter.