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Plan an elopement in Portugal in 8 steps

A destination wedding elopement involves getting married in a location away from the couple’s hometown or usual place of residence. If you are doing an elopement in Portugal, here are some key elements and considerations that you need to have in mind:

  1. Location Choice:
    • Choose a destination that holds personal significance or offers a scenic and memorable backdrop for the ceremony.
    • Popular choices include beach resorts, mountain retreats, historical cities, or any place that holds sentimental value. We can help you do this scouting!
  2. Legal Requirements:
    • Research and understand the legal requirements for getting married in the chosen destination. This may include obtaining a marriage license, adhering to residency requirements, and understanding any specific regulations. You may also prefer to do a symbolic ceremony, and get legally married in your home country, it’s way easier in terms of burocracy.
  3. Guest List:
    • Determine whether you’ll have any guests present. While elopements are often intimate affairs, some couples choose to include a small group of close friends and family.
  4. Travel Arrangements:
    • Plan travel logistics for both the couple and any guests. This includes flights, accommodation, transportation, and other necessary arrangements.
  5. Officiant:
    • Arrange for an officiant or a celebrant to perform the ceremony. Celebrants do beajutiful and presonalized ceremonies and normally speak more than one language.
  6. Photography and Videography:
    • Hire a photographer and/or videographer to capture the special moments. Destination weddings often provide unique and stunning backdrops that make for beautiful photos and videos. And this is the kind of souvenier you want to take back with you from your wedding days in Portugal.
  7. Attire:
    • Select wedding attire that suits the destination and climate. Lightweight and comfortable clothing may be more suitable for a beach wedding, while formal wear may be appropriate for a historical venue. You can bring it with you, or rent it here!
  8. Permits and Permissions:
    • To make in elopement in Portugal, check if there are any permits or permissions required for hosting a wedding ceremony in the chosen destination.
  9. Post-Ceremony Celebration:
    • Plan a post-ceremony celebration, whether it’s a private dinner, a small reception, or an activity that the couple and their guests can enjoy together.
  10. Communication:
    • Clearly communicate the details of the elopement to any guests attending, providing them with necessary information and helping them plan their trip.
  11. Relax and Enjoy:
    • Most importantly, remember to enjoy the experience. A destination wedding elopement is about creating special memories in a unique setting, so take the time to savor the moment.
  12. Hire a wedding planner
    • To enjoy the experience and get the most out of these days, hire an elopment planner! It will help you in scouting, hiring a team of vendors that best suit you and that know the suroundings and the language. That will make you feel confortable and take care of all the details so that you can just enjoy your memorable day!

Photo: Louge Fotografia

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