Looking to Elope in the Desert? Here is an ultimate guide for planning your Arizona intimate wedding!
If all you know is that you want to get married in Arizona with the gorgeous red rock canyons or the desert cactus vibes, and you would like to know more, this blog is for you! Here you will learn all of the ins and outs of planning your Arizona intimate wedding!
Let’s plan your Desert Elopement!
There is a lot of information out there. Without a doubt, it is hard to hang on to it all! My goal is to give you the basics that you need to know as you plan your Arizona intimate wedding!
When couples come to me with absolutely no clue where they want to elope, I always go over the basics with them. This process ensures that they are able to pick somewhere that is meaningful for them as a couple and will fit their elopement needs.
I professionally and personally recommend eloping somewhere you want to adventure together, you both have never been to, OR that is sacred between the two of you. Another thing that I like to tell my couples is to consider a place that is easy to throw a reception at or travel to a location that can be used as a family getaway.
The vast amount of desert terrain that Arizona has makes it a top destination for intimate weddings! Don’t believe me? SEE FOR YOURSELF!
Take note that driving certain distances could also be a factor when choosing a location for your Arizona intimate wedding. Some locations are as far as 4.5 hours away from Phoenix (Horseshoe Bend area) and as short as 35 minutes away (Superstition Mountains).
Picking the right time of the year can be important to people especially if you can’t handle the heat in the summertime in Arizona. For more information on the best times of the year to elope in Arizona, click on my latest blog post for more details.
Depending on the Arizona county you decide to elope in, you are looking about spending $70 – $80 to begin with.
NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE PERMIT PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
As a local photographer, I have location guides I can send you about each location on where to elope. I do my best to help you with any questions you might have. I know all the inside ins and out’s of Arizona and can give you my advice since I am from the area.
The best part — sending you recommendations for local vendors and helping you get started in the right direction when planning.
When picking a location, make sure to be courteous of the landscape and the land. Make sure to follow on the trails where there is a trail and don’t veer off on the desert lands where there says no walking.
There is a lot of life in the Arizona Desert and we want to preserve the plants that are growing. Stick to the trails and try not to wander off just to get that “epic photos”. Try not to leave trash from your wedding festivities out in the wild and make sure to pack it out.
Anywhere you decide to have your Arizona intimate wedding, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous views and epic backdrops. Start the beginning of your new life together with an adventure!
Need some inspiration? Take a look at these blogs in Arizona to get more of a feel of the different locations.
If you need any help on planning your adventure elopement, reach out to me, and let’s get the planning process started!