What to Wear for Your Elopement

If you’re planning your elopement in Colorado, you probably have a lot of questions. I’m guessing you’ve tackled the basics: the who, where, when. Eventually the thought might cross your mind: “What do we wear?” Here in the mountains and desert climates, more goes into what to wear for your elopement than you might think. Here’s a complete more-info-than-you-probably-need guide:

What to Wear for Your Elopement

Bride and Groom walking by Crystal Lake near Red Mountain & Ouray, Colorado

Style

The first consideration for what to wear for your elopement should begin with your style. Do you want to be dressed up? Are you more of a casual couple? You could wear traditional wedding attire, or just get matching flannel shirts. Maybe white isn’t your thing, but you love an emerald green or black dress, or a rust suit. You could plan to dress up for the ceremony and then change into sweatpants for the evening bonfire. Whatever your vibe is, that should be where to start your brainstorming!

Pete & Deanne | Adventure Session in Crested Butte

Season & Climate

Next we need to be practical. Depending on where and when you’ll be eloping, more needs to be considered than just what color to where. If you’re getting married in the mountains, regardless of the time of year you may want to consider a warm layer to have just in case. This could be faux fur, a leather jacket, a customized jean jacket, a knitted shawl, or even a Patagonia jacket and beanie. This layer could be cute or nothing more than utility. Up to you! 

If you’re getting married in the desert, you might want to consider adding a hat to your ensemble! (I personally recommend this no matter what, but I’m a sucker for hats.) 

If you’ll be doing any hiking, you should plan to wear good hiking shoes. You might choose to go for hiking boots all day long, or you may pack more “fashionable” shoes to change into, but having the tools to do the hike you’re planning is essential.

If you’re getting married in the desert in the summer, plan your outfits accordingly. Do not wear too many layers and consider what fabrics you’re wearing so that they’re breathable and moisture-wicking.

Josh & Tiffany | Mountain Elopement in Ouray

Inspiration

Helping hundreds of couples get married in my time, I’ve seen a lot of great fashion choices. Here are some of my favorites to inspire you as you brainstorm what to wear for your elopement!

Josh & Tiffany | Mountain Elopement in OurayBride with a shawl and hat on in the desertBride wearing a black leather jacket with her two piece wedding dress Couple wearing personalized socks with their faces on themStephen & Shelby | Colterris Winery Wedding PhotosJennifer & Jake | Campfire Engagement PhotosBlake & Emily | Ghost Town Elopement Adventure in Ouray topographical map on a tieBlake & Emily | Ghost Town Elopement Adventure in OurayBlake & Emily | Ghost Town Elopement Adventure in Ouray Josh & Tiffany | Mountain Elopement in Ouray Ivan & Carissa | Casual Elopement in Crested Butte Julie & Bobby | Moab Elopement at Dead Horse Point Abby & Craig | Mountain Biking Elopement Nate & CeCe | Winter Elopement Near Ouray Matt & Becca | Elopement in Grand Junction Elizabeth & Josh | Elopement on the Colorado National Monument Megan & Chris | Crested Butte Elopement Clint & Laura | Red Mountain Elopement Justyne & Larson | Ouray Elopement on Red Mountain PassSolomon & Laura | Micro Wedding in MarbleCullen & Stesha | Sunrise Elopement on the Colorado National Monument Groom wearing patterned shirt with bolo tieRyan & Kensie | November Elopement in Crested Butte Scottish Elopement in Ouray at the Amphitheater Michael & Stephanie | Sunrise Elopement on the Grand Mesa Shawn & Angie | Rainy Elopement on the Colorado National Monument Winter Elopement on the Colorado National Monument Craig & Jessica's Elopement on the Colorado National Monument | Amanda Matilda Photography Tyler & Kirsten's Elopement at Gateway Canyons Resort Groom wearing and holding a pocket watch

 

 

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