5 Reasons NOT to Plan your Destination Elopement Alone: Making the Most of an All-Inclusive Package

For many couples, eloping just makes sense.  Anyone looking to avoid the fuss of a traditional wedding will find that elopements help you enjoy an intimate, intentional celebration of love.

If you’re considering eloping, here are five compelling reasons why you shouldn’t plan your destination elopement alone and should opt for an all-inclusive elopement package to save time and money.




Savor the Destination, Leave the Details to Experts

The allure of a destination elopement lies in its unique location. Whether you envision exchanging vows in a rustic mountain cabin or against the backdrop of a cascading waterfall, Asheville offers so many breathtaking settings. Entrusting the planning to experts who know the area inside out ensures you’re guided to the perfect spot without the stress of researching and coordinating logistics.

And if you fancy yourself to be an expert researcher, trust me I can relate. But when it comes to eloping in the mountains, there is something to be said about lived experience vs. what you read on google. If you can work hand in hand with your planner or photographer, you’ll get to work off the experience of what the area is actually like versus what it says online. And don’t worry, you can use research skills and creativity to plan the rest of your vacation such as where you will stay and play leading up to and following the elopement day. Maybe you will rent a fun vehicle to drive to Asheville in or perhaps you would like to take some additional hikes or tours while in town. We DO have a few suggestions for you to start with when planning the fun of your visit, and are happy to give other suggestions to.

Here is some guidance from us via our blog, What to Do on Your Destination Elopement in Asheville, NC 


Create a Seamless Experience

 Planning an elopement from a distance can be challenging. Coordinating vendors, schedules, and logistics can quickly become overwhelming. With an all-inclusive elopement package, the company takes care of every detail, from the florist crafting your dream bouquet to the officiant ensuring your ceremony reflects your love story. This leaves you free to focus on the experience itself and the memories you’ll create.

Guys, don’t try to plan your destination elopement alone and expect it to be the low-key, laid-back vibe you see in photos. You will get that result if you work with trusted vendors who can handle the details based off tried and true experience. Just coordinating the officiant, photographer, videographer, florist, etc is a chore in itself that will interrupt the flow of your day and your peace. It is SO much easier to be present when someone else is picking up your flowers, bringing the champagne and cake along (and keeping it cool, bringing utensils and picnic set-up) and if they are coordinating the timing of your elopement from start to finish from when you meet at the trail head to lining up the events with a beautiful sunset.

One of the vendors we supply as a part of your package is a wedding officiant. Get to know our team and find your favorite in the video below.



Capture Every Moment, Relive Every Emotion

Your elopement day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and capturing it through high-quality photography and videography is essential. An all-inclusive package includes a professional photographer and can also include a videographer who specialize in capturing intimate moments. Their experience with the location ensures they know the best angles, lighting, and backdrops, resulting in stunning keepsakes you’ll treasure forever.

No matter what, do not try to do this part on your own! A go pro or camera on a tripod simply won’t do for all the magic and unpredictable weather and moments you will experience. Our team is experienced in navigating any challenges as well as creatively and calmly capturing your moments!

Here are a few of our favorite elopement films by our talented Jennifer with Wildwood Media!




Celebrate Without Compromising


Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the celebratory elements. An all-inclusive package often includes a cake and champagne toast, allowing you to enjoy the sweetness of the moment and raise a glass to your future. These thoughtful touches enhance the joy of your celebration and make it truly special.

As a part of some of our elopement packages, we handle the whole cake process including pickup, transport, and delivery, so you can focus on things like hair and makeup appointments and other pre-elopement to do’s.

Your elopement assistant picks up the cake, brings it to your location, and carries it to your ceremony site to set up a picnic complete with a blanket, utensils, nice plates, champagne and flutes, along with any props you might bring like a “Just Eloped” sign or custom mugs. 

After the first slice has been cut, the rave reviews come in immediately! Couples can’t help but tell us how good the cake is and how happy they are with their chosen flavor (think lavender or red velvet).

Finally, we pack it in and pack it out, making it easy for you to relax and enjoy the view on your way out. 

Check our Blue Ridge and Blue Ridge+ package which includes the cake and picnic!





Reduce Stress, Enhance Connection

Planning a wedding, even an intimate elopement, can be stressful. Juggling the myriad of details can take away from the true purpose of the day: celebrating your love and commitment. With an all-inclusive package, you’re not only ensuring a seamless event but also allowing yourselves to fully immerse in the experience. From the heartfelt ceremony to exploring the beauty of Asheville, you can be fully present in the moment.

Ultimately, opting for an all-inclusive elopement package with a trusted company in Asheville, NC, is a decision that not only streamlines your planning but also enhances your overall experience. From the stunning scenery to the carefully curated details, every aspect is designed to create a day filled with love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re considering a destination elopement, remember that you don’t have to go it alone – let the experts help you create a celebration that truly reflects your love story.


Reach out to us today to plan your destination elopement  – with support!

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