Elopement Activities

January 31, 2023

Activities are the thing that makes your special day go from a ‘wedding’ to an ‘elopement.’ Choosing your activities is a very important decision, and will influence many of the other decisions you make for your wedding day! We’re going to go over how to choose your elopement day activities, as well as a list of activity examples to finish off.

“how do i decide what my elopement activities will be?”

Your elopement is a day meant for you and your partner, and only you two. You should not do anything on your elopement day that you don’t want to do!

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself when trying to figure out what you’re going to spend your day doing:

What does your ideal day with your partner look like? Would it be just the two of you, or are your loved ones there? Are you go with the flow, or do you like to have everything planned? Do you like to keep yourselves busy, or is doing one or two things more your speed?

What’s something you and your partner have always dreamed about doing? Have you always talked about trying snowshoeing, but haven’t quite had the chance? Is going on a hot air balloon on your bucket list? Do you want to travel anywhere?

Is there something you already enjoy doing that would be special to include on your wedding day? Do you love to spend time at the beach? Do you already enjoy hiking? Is skiing your go-to winter activity?

Are you wanting to hike on your wedding day, or do something more relaxed? Hiking is the typical go to activity for elopements – but do you even like hiking? Is that something you actually want to do on your elopement day? Don’t force yourself to hike if it’s not something you would normally do!

elopement activity examples

  • hike
  • canoe
  • kayak
  • helicopter
  • floatplane
  • hot air balloon
  • 4x4ing
  • get tattoos
  • soak in hot springs
  • bike ride
  • motorcycles
  • campfire
  • paddle boarding
  • picnic
  • go swimming
  • stargazing
  • power boating
  • get a sweet treat
  • go to a bar
  • snowshoeing
  • dog sledding
  • snowmobiling
  • skiing/snowboarding
  • rent a fancy/vintage car

There is nothing off limits when it comes to choosing what activities you’re going to do on your elopement day! You can easily find and book tours and activities for you wedding day on Get Your Guide.

Not quite sure if eloping is for you yet? Check out my blog Should I Elope?

Ready to elope but not sure how to begin? My blog Elopement Planning in 5 Steps can help get you started on your elopement journey!

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amanda reed is an elopement photographer based in vancouver, british  columbia capturing authentic love stories for the couples who don't take themselves too seriously.