Just Said Yes April 2020

Elopement Ceremony

N, on May 22, 2019 at 3:08 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 5
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Hello! I was wondering whether I could get suggestions for how an elopement ceremony should flow. With it being my fiancé and I with 10 other people, do I still need to “walk down the aisle?” Should we just walk together to the officiant after having our “First Look” pictures taken?

A general suggestion of how the ceremony could flow would be much appreciated!


  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
    I’ve always considered an elopement to be just the nuptials. What you’re describing sounds like a microwedding. The flow can go however you like. I will only be having 10 guests as well, and I will not be walking down the aisle. There will be no processional.
  • L
    Savvy October 2019
    Luce ·
    We’re ‘eloping’ with 8 guests and I’ll be walking down the ‘isle’ but mostly because that’s something I really want to do and we also aren’t doing a first look beforehand. We have an elopement planner and our celebrant has also done a fair few elopements/ micro weddings so we’re letting them guide us as to the order of things. As far as we know though, our ceremony will be running pretty much the same as a ‘normal’ wedding ceremony and it’s the remainder of the ‘wedding’ that differs.
    One great thing about eloping is you can make it whatever you want, so I would focus on certain aspects/things you really want or don’t want as part of your ceremony and go from there. There’s not really a right or wrong. All the best.
  • Keary
    Expert May 2019
    Keary ·
    We did a first look and I walked down the "aisle" (but really just around the corner and into the courtyard). He wanted me to walk to him and I wanted first look so we did both. We both got emotional both times so it worked.
  • Cliodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Cliodhna ·


    There is no set rule here for what you should and shouldn’t do for your ceremony! It’s completely up to you and your FS!

    If you would like to walk down the aisle, go for it! If you would rather do the first look, and walk together, this is ok too!

    Where are you and your FS having your wedding?

  • N
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    N ·
    Thank you everyone who has responded!

    I know that since this is our ceremony / elopement that we can do whatever we want, I guess I’m just looking for suggestions of how it can flow because I can’t fully picture how to get from Point A (waking up at the hotel together) to Point B (being pronounced husband and wife!)

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