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50 Freakin' Awesome Things to Do on your Elopement Day

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Things to Do on your Elopement Day

50 Things to do on your elopement day

Running away to Vegas to elope is a thing of the past.. now a days Elopements are SO MUCH MORE. Don't get me wrong can still go to Vegas, but it better include hitting the strip in a vintage car for a photo op and a helicopter ride or taking a road trip to Palm Springs!

Not sure what activities to include to make your Elopement Day Freakin' Awesome?! Check out the list of things to do on your elopement day I made below to see if there's anything you might want to include.


The items in << BOLD BLUE font like this >> are actual activities that me and my husband did on our very own Elopement day!

  1. Get ready together

  2. Have your dog sign your marriage license (if you live in a self solemnization state like Colorado!)

  3. Buy a newspaper from the date of your elopement

  4. If you’re at a National Park go to the visitor center and get a “Passport Stamp” with the date / location of your Elopement

  5. Take a Helicopter ride overlooking your ceremony location

  6. Elope in Moab, Utah

  7. Go kayaking or paddle boarding

  8. Eat donuts!

  9. Plan a multi day backpacking trip in your favorite place with your best friends

  10. Go skinny dipping ... YOLO

  11. Go on an epic road trip

  12. Rock climbing

  13. Make breakfast together

  14. Grab a few disposable cameras and document your day through your eyes

  15. .Elope at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

  16. Rent a jeep and go on a bad ass adventure

  17. Rent a hot air balloon

  18. Have a first dance in the middle of nowhere

  19. Visit a place you’ve never been before

  20. Exchange gifts - make it romantic or silly!

  21. Elope in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

  22. Go camping…

  23. And have a bonfire!

  24. Build the perfect charcuterie board with each other

  25. Write your own vows the morning of your elopement

  26. Go back to the place you had your first date

  27. Surprise your spouse with letters from their best friends

  28. Go stargazing

  29. Plant a tree or flowers

  30. Get matching tattoos

  31. Elope in the Utah Mountains

  32. Eat literally any kind of dessert! Hint: it doesn’t have to be cake!

  33. Unplug and be present - no phones for one whole day baby!

  34. Go skydiving!

  35. Splurge on a fancy glamping tent

  36. Pop that champagne

  37. Get up early and watch the sunrise together

  38. Soak in a hotspring

  39. Have a first look

  40. Or don’t have a first look ;)

  41. Laugh so hard your sides hurt

  42. Rent a vintage car and go for a drive!

  43. Elope in Sequoia National Park, California

  44. and then go see The General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree

  45. Make a playlist of your favorite songs to play throughout the day

  46. Have a snowball fight

  47. Don’t really planned, but fingers crossed you’ll see wildlife on your wedding day

  48. Cuddle with your dog (DUH)

  49. Get your dress dirty!


Moose signing his mom and dads marriage license in Colorado

Things to Do on your Elopement Day

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