Mental health is something I’m very passionate about.

Dealing with my own anxiety has taught me how important mental health is, which carries over into how I work with my couples. Marrying your partner can be one of the most exciting times, but planning a Colorado elopement can be stressful! I want the entire process to be as stress-free as possible for you. Here are some steps I recommend to my couples to keep a healthy mindset while planning their elopement.

Planning a Colorado elopement was easy for this couple, who eloped on a patio in the mountains.

Stress-Free Elopement Planning Tips

  1. When it comes to planning a Colorado elopement, I first recommend that my couples make planning dates. You and bae can sit down to talk about what you want to do, so not every conversation revolves around elopement plans. When you hyper-focus on it, you can experience burnout and lose excitement for your big day.
  2. Understand what makes YOU TWO happy before discussing your plans with other people. Then, pursue those through a specific plan of action. Don’t let others take that away from you. If you and bae want to go on an epic hike and elope at the tippy top of a mountain in Colorado, then do it! If your bestie can’t stand the thought of hiking that far, that’s too damn bad.
  3. Set small deadlines to keep yourselves on track. Your elopement photographer (hopefully her name is Kenzie) should be booked at least a year in advance. You should book most other vendors at least eight months out from your date. If you know the outfit you’ll wear may need alterations, keep that in mind when thinking about when you’re going shopping. Knowing when things need to be done by will help you feel a little more organized and guarantee you have all the special details you want for the big day.
  4. Find a photographer who will help you plan! Sometimes figuring out the details of planning a Colorado elopement can get overwhelming, causing you to waver on some of your decisions. Find someone who can help take that pressure off your plate (hint: it’s me).

This couple enjoyed planning a Colorado elopement, which included photos in a hot tub.

I know this is all easier said than done. Even if you don’t remember any of these tips on how to plan a Colorado elopement, remember this. You have to do what makes you two happy. That’s what friends and family should want for you too. Unsupportive family and friends can be so hard to deal with while trying to focus on the best day of your life, BUT this is your day and your day only. Do you want to look back in 50 years and have regrets? Or do you want to feel so stoked about the way your wedding happened? If friends or family are unsupportive, they can check themselves and stay in their fuckin’ lane.

Let me plan your Colorado elopement for you!

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