Top 10 Questions About Whistler Elopements Answered
The definition of what it means to “elope” has shifted considerably over the last few years. Eloping used to mean running off at the last minute to get married by Elvis in Vegas, and while some people still do this, the majority of elopements are anything but spur of the moment. They’re typically planned well in advance, super intentional, and so much more of an experience than just signing papers at the courthouse.
This is especially true of elopements in Whistler! These things are rarely thrown together at the last minute (although we totally can and have rocked the last minute ones too!) – they’re often highly planned (usually by a wedding team, hint us!) to maximize the couple’s time, the gorgeous scenery, light for photos, hair and makeup, and most importantly, the experience of the couple!
Over the years, we have helped so many couples with their own unique Whistler elopements. Due to the high demand and the desire for creating these unique experiences for couples that come to us from all over the world, we figured that they had a separate need of their own. SO, we created The Whistler Elopement Company as a little sister company to our main Sea to Sky Celebrations Wedding planning Co precisely for elopements and for couples to truly find their home with us!
Having started the elopement collections in Whistler years ago, we’ve had our fair share of common questions from our couples and we often get the same questions over and over – from couples, from friends, from random strangers on the internet – and we wanted to take a minute to answer some of the most common ones!
So here you go! Answers to the 10 questions we get most commonly asked about elopements!
1. What is an elopement anyway?
If you’re planning in advance, is it an elopement? If you’re bringing guests, is it an elopement? If you’re hiring vendors, is it an elopement? … We hear some version of this ALL THE TIME and our answer is always … “Does it really matter?”.
For us elopements are really, simply, super intimate weddings – sometimes with no guests at all. If your intention is to have a beautiful intimate wedding then this is it.
2. How far in advance do you start planning an elopement?
That varies wildly from couple to couple. We’ve booked elopements more than a year out and less than a week out. Typically most of my couples have NO idea what they want to do or where they want to go for their Whistler adventure elopement and we’ve spent a ton of time (more on that later) crafting various options for their perfect day.