Updated: Jan 14, 2021
Many couples have moved from a big wedding, thwarted by COVID, to a smaller wedding or elopement, and it’s a new concept. Here are a few of the basics you need for a hiking elopement.
HIKING BOOTS OR SHOES
Don’t buy new boots just before your elopement. Instead, try to purchase them ahead of time to give your boots some time to loosen up and get comfortable. And just in case they are not quite perfect make sure to bring along some moleskin padding to avoid any blister slowing you down. Also, something that is not often thought about, avoid clipping your toenails just before a hike, if too short, they may be tender.
Be prepared for weather changes. Bring layers and a waterproof outer jacket just in case the clouds roll in. Fleece-lined tights for under the wedding dress and some mittens if there is a
chance the weather may turn cold. It is always better to have warm items and not need them than to not have them at all.
Many couples love to say their vows at sunset (which I must add is a beautiful experience). After sharing your vows and rings and popping some champagne it may start getting dark on your hike back down. Headlights will keep you safe and your photographer may have some fun ideas for photographs with you wearing your headlamps. :)
It seems like a no-brainer, but couples get so busy trying to remember all the little details they miss the big one. WATER. A lot of couples are not used to hiking with extra items such as their wedding clothes. Make sure to bring more water than usual. Again always better to have to much than get dehydrated.
What are your favorite shoes to hike in?
Do you carry a water bottle or a camelback?
Where is your favorite place to hike?
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