Fun Elopement Activities: 80+ Things To Do On Your Elopement Day

Bride and groom look out across an alpine lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall.

Planning an Elopement

So you have decided you want to have a wedding day that is fun, stress free, and intimate. A wedding day that is all about you. You want to celebrate your love in a way that is meaningful and exciting. Maybe you want to have an epic adventure. You have taken the leap and have chosen to elope!! And this is SO exciting. By choosing to elope, you have chosen to throw away the traditional wedding planning rule book and plan a wedding day that is your own unique adventure. However, by throwing tradition to the wind, you might be sitting there without a clue as to how to plan your elopement day or what elopement activities to include in your day. Start here and check out Planning an Elopement to help you get started with the planning process.

Imagine Your Dream Elopement Day

Once you have planned out some of the basic parts of your elopement day, where you want to elope, when you want to elope. Now you can start planning some of the more fun and exciting details of your elopement day. This is where you get to fully express yourself and have an elopement day that is unique to you and your partner! This is where we get to start deciding what elopement activities you want to do on your wedding day. So don’t hold back. I want you to dream big. I want you to dream up the most PERFECT wedding day. A day that is your most epic adventure.

Try to imagine your elopement day. What does it look like? Where are you? What does it feel like? What does it smell like? How are you spending your day? What food will you have? Where will you get ready? Next, picture yourself having the most amazing day of your life. That’s what your elopement day should look like.

Seasonal Elopement Ideas

Depending on what time of year you choose to elope will open up different activities you could do on your elopement day. From epic skiing elopements in the winter, to paddle boarding in the summer, there really isn’t a bad time to elope! So find an elopement location that speaks to your soul and plan your elopement day around any of the seasons. Whenever you choose to elope, there’s bound to be an opportunity for an epic seasonal adventure!!

Summer Elopement Activities

  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Backpacking
  • Kayaking
  • Go Swimming in a Lake
  • Go Camping
  • Take a Jeep Tour
a bride and a groom are exploring the lake shore and looks at a red canoe

Spring Elopement Activities

  • Enjoy Fields of Wildflowers
  • Fly a Kite
  • Ride a Bike
  • Have a Picnic
  • Walk Through a Farmers Market
  • Off Roading
  • Go Berry Picking

Fall Elopement Activities

  • Enjoy The Changing Leaves
  • Explore a Corn Maze
  • Go Pumpkin Picking
  • Fishing
  • Go For Hayride
  • Bake Your Favorite Fall Treats
  • Take a Hike
  • Watch Your Favorite Scary Movies

Winter Elopement Activities

  • Ski or Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Sledding
  • Build a Snowman
  • Have an Epic Snowball Fight
  • Elope in the Desert: If you want to avoid snow and cold weather, run off to the desert and enjoy everything it has to offer.

The Extreme and Not So Extreme Elopement Activities

If you have a wild soul and a taste for adventure, you might be looking for a more exhilarating experience on your elopement day. Maybe you want to scuba dive in the Bahamas or jump off the sea side cliffs in Greece. Try and imagine yourself on your wedding day and picture yourself doing what you love the most. Run with all those wild thoughts and allow me to help you plan a thrilling adventure with you. I see all you adrenaline junkies out there and I want you to know I am here for it all!

On the flip side, if you are looking for more relaxing elopement activities, you can find some inspiration here. Maybe you want to cozy up next to a fire and watch the snow fall outside. Or maybe you’d rather take a sea side horse back riding trip as the sun goes down. Choose an activity that allows you to celebrate your love story in a way that simply makes sense to you. I hope you can use this list to inspire your perfect adventure!!

Extreme Elopement Ideas

  • Scuba Diving
  • Sky Diving
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ride Your Motorcycle
  • Off Roading
  • White Water Rafting

Relaxing Elopement Ideas

  • Hang Out In a Hammock
  • Snorkeling
  • Enjoy a Hot Air Balloon
  • Go Horseback Riding
  • Listen or Play Music
  • Go for a Walk Downtown
  • Take a Safari
  • Draw or Paint
  • Take a Walk on The Beach
  • Play Games or Do a Puzzle
  • Stay in and Watch Your Favorite Show
  • Soak in Hot Spring
  • Go for a Boat Ride
  • Watch a Sunrise or Sunset
  • Go to a Coffee Shop

Night Time Elopement Activities

Similar to a traditional wedding, your elopement day does not have to end the moment the sun goes down. There are so many fun and exciting elopement activities that can be done at night. Don’t limit yourself on your elopement day. Allow yourself to continue to celebrate even after the sun has gone down.

  • Stargazing
  • Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Have a Bonfire
  • Make S’mores
  • Soak in a Hot Tub
  • Dance Under The Stars
  • Chase The Northern Lights

Elopement Activities That Include Family Members

Depending on whether or not you will be eloping with your family, you may need to find an elopement activity that can include the whole family. This could include eloping with your kids as well. Finding an activity that is fun and exciting for all of your guests might be a challenge, but these ideas may help inspire you to find something that might interest the whole family.

However, if you are not eloping with your family, but still want to include them in your elopement day check out this post. The list below only offers a handful of ideas for including family who are not present for your elopement.

Elopement Activities That Include Family

  • Enjoy a Meal Together
  • Play Games
  • Go Sightseeing Together
  • Take a Walk
  • Have a Toast

Including Family Who Are Not Present

  • Facetime or Video chat
  • Read Letters from Family
  • Send Them Photos Throughout The Day
  • Open Gifts That They Sent With You

Elopement Activities That Include Food

Food is such a unique experience all on its own, but sharing food together has a way of bringing people together. If you and your partner are foodies and want to include good food on your elopement day, this list is for you. There are so many ways to indulge in good food on your elopement day. Allow yourself to explore the culinary world together and bring elements of that into your elopement.

  • Make Breakfast Together
  • Hire a Private Chef
  • Cook a Meal Together
  • Bake Together
  • Go to a Craft Brewery or Other Restaurant
  • Have a Picnic
  • Go Wine Tasting
  • Take a Tour of a Distillery or a Winery
  • Order Take Out
  • Enjoy a Small Wedding Cake (or cupcakes, or cookies, etc.)

Destination Elopement Ideas

Destination elopements are such an exciting way to celebrate your marriage. Eloping in a new or unique location will allow you and your partner to share this new experience together. You could go to a bucket list location. I mean what better reason do you have to travel to remote destination then for your wedding? Exploring a new place together will not only be fun and exciting but it will be a shared experience you will both have to look back on for the rest of your lives. Whether it be a safari in Africa, or a cruise in the Mediterranean, allow yourself to dream as big as you can and run with it!!

  • Go Somewhere New
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Boat Tour
  • Take a Road Trip
  • Explore the Area
  • Rent a Unique Air BnB

There are virtually no limits when it comes to your elopement day. I’ve said it once before, but I hope that you can allow yourself to dream big. Your marriage is the start of a truly incredible journey with your partner and there’s no better way to celebrate the start of this new chapter than with an epic adventure together. So if you are planning to elope and want to have your grandest adventure yet, allow me to come celebrate that with you and capture all of the moments in between. Let’s connect and start crafting a unique and meaningful wedding day experience for you and your partner.

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