Why Create A Wedding Registry For Elopement?

Why Create A Wedding Registry For Elopement?

Why Create A Wedding Registry For Elopement?
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Here’s the thing we love about eloping: it breaks all of the rules. You can bend any tradition; modify any ritual; do it your way top to bottom, including the typical wedding registry. It’s a known expectation that you come bearing a gift if you attend a wedding in person. But when it comes to elopements, gifts are not expected, even if it’s a destination ceremony. Therefore, it’s up to you to set the rules! We’re huge fans of the idea of having an elopement registry for your special day, and here are our top reasons for ringing this bell.

Celebrate the Milestone of Marriage

Whether you’re eloping or having a huge wedding, the act of getting married is a huge milestone and one that your friends and family want to participate in. By creating an elopement registry, not only are you giving access to your friends and family into a window of your relationship, but you’re also granting them a way to show their support and excitement by letting them contribute – either to an experience or a gift. In this time of COVID, where friends and family are separated, it’s so important to find creative ways to include one another. We think a wedding registry is a great way to do that.

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We are Big Fans of Experiential Registry as Wedding Gifts for Eloped couples

When one thinks of a wedding registry, it’s traditionally registering at Pottery Barn or Bed, Bath and Beyond. Over the last decades, wedding registries have evolved, predominantly since millennials prioritize experiences over things. To this tune, we’re huge fans of experiential registries where experience. This means that your friends and family can provide financial aid as a gift which you can use for your essential expenses – like paying for your elopement party, destination trip, and package or to an epic honeymoon (either now or when the globe opens back up). We’re huge fans of services like Hitchd since not only do you have the opportunity to have your friends and family contribute towards your elopement package or trip, but you can do specific items in conjunction. We live the choice to mix and match, depending on what you need to kick this new milestone of life off right.

Fun Reveal: Elopement Registry is a Great Way to Keep Your Loved Ones Up-to-Date

It may not seem intuitive, but if you sign up for a service like Hitchd, you get to keep your loved ones connected with you on your special day and even after. This platform updates your loved one on the progress of the gifts they gave you. For instance, when you arrive at your elopement destination, you can take a photo or video and, with one push notification, send it to all of your friends and family through the platform. For those that can’t be there on your big day, being a part of a wedding registry for elopement is a fun way to make them feel even more invested in your special day. The same goes for when you’re moving in together and using that new blender they gifted you! Sending photos through the platform to show how much you appreciate what they contributed will help them feel more connected with you.

Do it All: Elopement Registry and Post-Elopement Party

We’re in a weird time in the world where group gatherings are not permitted in most states, and therefore, we’re all waiting with bated breath for parties and celebrations to make a come-back. Because of this – anything goes! The playbook has been thrown out, and you can create anything you can dream of for your wedding. If you’re excited to elope now and have a party now, we highly support that! We have plenty of couples who are even eloping now and planning a big wedding down the line. It’s okay to launch a wedding registry for elopement now, hold your ceremony with a few of your loved ones, and then throw a party down later on when it’s possible to have large group gatherings. We highly encourage you to look at your options and do what’s best for you!


TO WIN an elopement registry, follow us on Instagram as well as Hitchd, comment with tag of your partner or friend and we’ll entering you into the drawing for one free elopement registry. Winner announced March 1st, 2021!

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Janessa White

Last updated Sep 30,2023

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. As an expert in the field, she has been featured on Martha Stewart,, Vox, and HuffPost. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot.
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