Congratulations, you did it! Despite the pressure from your family to hold a big wedding, the nagging from your friends to have a party, or the judgment from your in-laws for choosing to elope, you tied the knot on your terms.
Now that you did the deed, what comes next? It’s entirely up to you as the possibilities are virtually endless – your post-elopement period can be as fun and exciting as you make it and let it be! Have you considered taking a few days off to stay and spend some time with your partner at the elopement destination?
Even if your friends and family joined you on your elopement, these are some exciting activities that everyone would enjoy!
Now that you’re freshly wed, try to hold on to the honeymoon phase as long as possible. Before you go back to your usual busy schedules, you should consider going for a hike right after eloping as it is a great way to spend some quality time with your partner.
For couples who are not afraid to get a little adventurous and love the outdoors, hiking is a unique bonding activity and your adventure can include your elopement photographer to capture you two. Imagine hiking out into the desert or on a mountain; you’ll feel not only closer to nature, but to your partner as well. There’s something magical in knowing that you’re out there all alone, relying on no one else, but each other!
If your friends and family decide to join you, why not make the most of it? As you’re hiking, ask everyone to share their impressions of the elopement ceremony, so you can relieve that blissful feeling of tying the knot all over again!
Who wouldn’t want to kiss while floating over a crystal-clear lake and enjoying the view? You can make it as romantic or adventurous – or both – as you wish! Kayaking is an excellent post-elopement activity as it really connects you with your partner and gives you time to reflect on your big day.
If your elopement location was near a lake or river, chances are, you will find a company nearby that rents out kayaks, so go for it!
- Visiting a Theme Park
Do you love Disney World or roller coasters? You can make your elopement memorable by visiting a theme park with your partner. Starting your married life with an adrenaline rush will surely set you on the right path, and here’s your chance to see for yourself that just because you got married doesn’t mean all the fun needs to stop! Before you visit, ensure you check the rules of the park. For example, some parks prohibit wearing long dresses for safety reasons.
- Go Camping
Spending time in nature is always a good idea, and the truth is, you might need some rest after your elopement ceremony. What’s more, people would be surprised when you tell them your elopement involves a night outdoors, but is there any better way to make your trip memorable than sleeping under the stars? If your photographer is up for it, you can ask them to tag along so you can take some truly mesmerizing photos.
Although camping can be fun, your trip can be ruined by bad weather or pesky bugs in no time. Ensure you prepare adequately if you’re considering camping with your partner.
- Snowboarding or Skiing
If you’re planning a winter elopement in a snowy location, these activities will give you an experience you will never forget. Skiing down a mountain after eloping is sure to provide you with the adrenaline rush you’re seeking. Snowboarding is also fun, but it can be dangerous without prior experience. If you’re going to do any of these activities, do them under professional supervision.
- Frolic in the Water
Wedding gowns are only worn once a lifetime, so why don’t you let your dress live its best life? I know, I know, it sounds crazy to walk into waist-high water with your clothes on, but it’s so dreamy, and it would make for a superb elopement photoshoot location.
- Wine and Dine
As simple as it may sound, sometimes all you need to do after eloping is have a nice candlelit dinner and just chill. Even if you don’t want a candlelit dinner, you can arrange something casual that involves eating pizza or any other foods you love at your favorite place. Share your impressions of the big day and cuddle on the sofa with a glass of wine. You’re going to be spending the rest of your life together, so why not give your married life a good start with a romantic dinner?
By now, it should be clear that you can do absolutely anything after eloping. There are no predefined rules you are supposed to follow. Instead, you can think of what you and your partner find unique, like something you did on your first date, and recreate the memory. Of course, you can create new memories as well by doing things you’ve never done and going places you’ve never been to. The honeymoon period right after getting married will not last forever, so make sure to make the most of it!