Your Elopement Wedding | What to Wear

Your Elopement Wedding | What to Wear

What to Wear Elopement Ideas

More and more couples are opting for small elopement ceremonies that make sense for their budget and lifestyle. We’ve been talking a lot about eloping this month, and now we want to discuss “what to wear when you elope”. Having strong fashion sense and style helps you look and feel confident everyday. This holds true on your wedding day too and these days brides have some wonderfully diverse dress options. For those that have some time to plan their small ceremony, especially if it’s a destination wedding, a traditional gown is commonly worn. Let’s talk, though, about how to feel amazing and what to wear when you have a quick elopement ceremony at the courthouse.

Start with YOU

First, there are a few self-care and beauty items we would suggest doing before your ceremony:

There's Always Time for a Mani Pedi

Take a quick trip to the salon for a relaxing manicure and pedicure. Walk-ins are welcome at most nail salons. Not only will you feel polished and confident as your partner slides the ring on your finger, you’ll be more relaxed and fresh after that hand and foot massage.

Hair and Make Up

This one is harder to book last minute, but getting your hair and makeup done professionally will seriously elevate your look on your wedding day. If you don’t have access to a makeup artist and hair pro, then be your own! Many companies share free tutorials on how to get the gorgeous look that suits you best. We absolutely love this, no bobby pins required, half up-do by Living Proof. Photo credit: Living Proof

Get the Bride Glow

What do all glowing brides have in common? They’re skin looks healthy and vibrant! The evening before your wedding, enjoy some spa time at home and really clean and care for your face. We suggest adding a skin clearing mask and a skin smoothing mask in addition to your usual cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing.

Get Moving


Another way to ensure you feel amazing on your wedding day is to do some exercise. Get your endorphins flowing and feel focused and energized by doing some light cardio and weight lifting, yoga and meditation, or maybe simply go for a walk in nature. This is not about dropping weight to fit into a mold of a bride. This is about cashing in on the fact that regular exercise will make you feel happier!

Clean Eating


Lastly, eat well. Incorporating a healthy clean diet will help you feel more energized, light, and vibrant on your wedding day and beyond.

Next, what do you wear for your elopement wedding?

The no dress option:

Carefree couples marrying in the courthouse often forgo the wedding dress and suit all together. This however doesn’t limit their personal style choices and fashion sense.


Mark the occasion by simply wearing your Sunday Best.    


Don’t feel like missing out on the chance to stun in a beautiful gown? Go for it! Many brides still wear a traditional long wedding gown at their elopement nuptials.

No Matter What, Do What Makes YOU Feel Your Best for your Elopement!


Whether you are pressured for time or not, take some time before your wedding to feel your best. Remember to do some self-care regimens so you feel good from the inside out. If you’re still worried about what to wear when you elope, remember it’s important to stay true to yourself and your personal style. Formal or not, we know you’ll be a stunner on your wedding day!