Heather Menzies

September 21, 2022

3 Post Elopement Party Ideas

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So, you’ve eloped! Or are deciding to elope. 

*throws confetti* 

That is simply one of my favorite things to hear. You may have stumbled upon this specific blog post if you are looking for ideas on what to do for a post-elopement party. 

In a recent blog post, we talked 3 Tips for Planning a Memorable Post Elopement Party, covering WHAT an elopement party is, and WHY you may want to have one. 

In this post, we will talk about 3 ideas for an elopement party that you may not have thought of before. 

Let’s dive right in!

#1 – Wedding-Style Reception Venue 

I wanted to discuss the first and most obvious choice you may have thought of. You want all of the vibes of a wedding, without having to plan one. You get to have a formal venue with your friends & family, and pick what level of party you want to plan, from simple and sophisticated, to over the top and extravagant (especially if you saved on costs from choosing to elope in the first place). 

Either way, you could experience tradition without it having to be too traditional.

#2 – A Cozy At-Home Party

There are TWO options for this one, which is super exciting. 


A casual, laid-back, hangout at your home might just be the best way to celebrate your marriage and have some quality time with your friends and family. Throw up your photos or videos of your elopement on the TV (hopefully taken by YOURS truly) and let everyone experience your elopement day with you. You could allow them to ask questions, partake in your excitement, and everyone could have the chance to bring some good food, potluck style. 


A unique Airbnb might allow for a great story in the future. There are many event-ready cabins, houses, or lodges, in different environments to choose from! You could have the experience of your elopement day, with you and your partner, AND have an experience with your friends and family at a place that is for you to enjoy. 

#3 – Book Your Favorite Restaurant or Caterer 

Now hear me out, how cool would it be to book out your favorite restaurant and get the evening to spend time with your favorite people eating your favorite food? This would require little planning, and would not require hosting either, as no one in attendance would have to cook or decorate. 

Bonus: you get to support a business in your community! Tip From a Pro: You could also hire a local caterer and combine #2 and #3 in this post!

have any questions or you’re ready to start your elopement journey, get in touch! I’d love to help you make your dream day a reality.

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