Elopements have been on the rise in the past several years! As a Temecula wedding photographer, I love weddings big and small, and I’ve seen more couples prioritize elopements in the past several years. I love the intimacy of elopements and the unhurried, emotional nature of smaller weddings.
This might feel like a silly question to answer, but the definition of an elopement has changed over the years! It used to be that couples would get on a flight and go to Vegas, just the two of them, and get married! Most of the time it was in secret and their friends and family found out after the fact.
Today’s elopements fit in one of two categories:
For couples who want an elopement, this question answers itself! Maybe you’re just not into the big wedding thing. Maybe instead of spending a lot of money on a wedding day, you’d rather save that money for a home or meaningful vacation. Maybe you had a big wedding planned this year but with COVID you simply don’t want to put off getting married. Or maybe you want to get married in a really unique location and get some amazing images that won’t accommodate 100+ guests. There are lots of great reasons to consider an elopement instead of a traditional wedding!
Most venues in Temecula will host an elopement or micro wedding; however you may find they only accommodate these smaller-scale events during the week. Weekend weddings typically have guest or food and beverage minimums that need to be met. The best idea is to connect individually with these venues to see what they are able to do for your event. Check out 16 Amazing Temecula Wedding Venues for a complete list of Temecula venues.
One note about Airbnbs! I frequently see couples looking for Airbnbs as a way to save money or simply as a location for their elopement. The city of Temecula doesn’t allow events to take place at Airbnbs and the property owners can have their license suspended if it’s found out they allow for events. You’re better off looking for a location on Peerspace or looking to have your event at a traditional venue during the week. Learn more about this at the article below!
I recommend around 3-4 hours of coverage depending on what events you’re planning on for your elopement.
3 Hour Elopement Photography Package
4 Hour Elopement Photography Package