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Elope Abroad

Eloping is an evocative word, conjuring up images of young lovers running away to get married against the wishes of their families. These days many couples still elope (i.e. get married without telling anyone*), and more often than not they decide to get married abroad.

So, how is an elopement any different from a "regular" wedding abroad? Firstly, it may be planned in more of a hurry - the couple decide to "run" and marry on their terms. Secondly, there are probably no guests invited, just the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a photographer as a witness?

If you'd like to elope just make sure you choose a country where the paperwork doesn't take much time. That way you can elope and enjoy it without it turning into a regular wedding! All the wedding providers on our country pages are happy to provide an elopement package, and take a look below to see some great eloping destinations.

Wedding Paperwork

As elopements are not generally planned too far in advance, the main issue tends to end up being arranging the legal paperwork in time.

Many countries require the legal documents to be sent through to them a certain number of months before the ceremony in order to process the marriage licence, so that can rule out a "quickie" wedding.

Eloping Destinations

Countries which make good eloping destinations, with simple paperwork formalities, include:


  • Most Caribbean countries


Things to Remember

If you're thinking of eloping bear the following in mind before you book a flight:


  • Make sure you have all the required paperwork before you leave.
  • Make sure you aren’t going to regret not inviting your friends and family.
  • Arrange your officiant/celebrant/wedding planner before you go - you want to make sure you get married legally!
  • Don't forget a camera!

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Our Elope Wedding Providers

Custom Las Vegas Weddings

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Location: Las Vegas
Business Type: Wedding and Event Planning
Contact: Julie Nourish

EXPERTISE: Custom Las Vegas Weddings is an event planning and destination wedding packages in and around Las Vegas since 1996. Our services include planning for small to large wedding and party planning packages for destination Las Vegas events.  We specialize in destination wedding packages, party bus tours, event coordination and full service wedding and event planning, to include party planning. 

REVIEWS: We have over 150 reviews and testimonials.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner services: The Las Vegas wedding vendors and Las Vegas wedding venues we work with are only the best. Our Las Vegas wedding planning team provides the guidance for an array of Las Vegas wedding and event options that are stylish, elegant and unique and customized for our customers.

Las Vegas destination weddings: If you are eloping to Las Vegas or attempting to make arrangements from a distance it can be challenging. The owner Julie Nourish has the experience to provide the individualized instruction and guidance you need   

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Sweet Gibraltar Weddings

Location: Gibraltar
Business Type: Wedding Planning Company
Contact: Chamaine Cruz

Over the years, Sweet Gibraltar Weddings have arranged more than 600 weddings. Between 2015 and 2016 alone they assisted over 400 couples, who came from all around the world, to tie the knot in Gibraltar.  

Sweet Gibraltar Weddings make it simple for you. They guide you every step of the way and the best part is, the marriage certificates issued in Gibraltar are then recognised globally. 

4 interesting facts from Sweet Gibraltar Weddings:

  • They have direct contact with the Registrar and all venue representatives. They meet with them, in person, on a daily basis;
  • They deal with the best florists, makeup/hair artists, bakers etc;
  • They provide assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including bank holidays);
  • Unlike other companies, they are the only Wedding Planning Company to be located in Gibraltar that deals “exclusively” with weddings at the Rock, and all of their packages include “no hidden fees”.

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Amour Affairs - Bahamas

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Location: Nassau
Business Type: Wedding & Events Planning
Contact: Paulette Davis

With beautiful blue waters as your wedding backdrop, soft white sand at your feet and cool ocean breezes gently blowing, the Bahamas is the ideal destination wedding get away.

Easily accessible and with modern amenities, the Bahamas provides island charm and home comforts.

Amour Affairs are the professionals who make it easy for you to come and say 'I DO'.

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My Wedding in Turkey by EGG

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Location: Fethiye
Business Type: Destination Wedding Planner
Contact: Hayal Dedeoglu

Turkey is a country full of history and at the crossroads of Europe and Asia; it has a rich culture and a lot to offer to a couple who wish to celebrate their love.

We are Turkey’s first destination wedding specialists. We have great experience in this field and we have helped hundreds of couples organise the wedding of their dreams in Turkey. As we offer tailor-made weddings, we can be as involved as you want while we offer you the expert help you need.

We will design a tailor-made service to meet your needs and requirements. You will not be rushed about, nor have choices already made for you. You will be presented with alternatives and we will explore different options together until we have put together all the elements of your dream wedding! It is your special day and we will help you every step of the way to ensure that you enjoy every second of it.

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Swan Weddings & Events - Denmark

Location: The island of Lolland-Falster
Business Type: Wedding Planner
Contact: Lena Hansen

We are a stylish wedding planning team who creates extraordinary events in the romantic, scenic and historic country of Denmark for foreign couples.

A wedding with us is not only about the ceremony itself, but about Denmark and Danish history, Scandinavian nature, culture, local food and people; it is a unique opportunity for you and your beloved ones to spend a few days together and explore the Danish culture pearls. Whether it is an intimate wedding for two, or a romantic party with a narrow circle of friends, or a noisy big wedding – you can be sure that all couples are important to us, and we will surely find you the right option for the wedding of your dreams.

Get married in Denmark and you'll have a wedding venue like no other to celebrate your special day.

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Wed in Central Park - New York, USA

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Location: New York
Business Type: Event Planning
Contact: Claire Ady

We can provide one-on-one advice, guidance and suggestions for everything you need for your wedding in New York's Central Park. We can tell you what paperwork you need to complete for a legally binding wedding, help you to find the loveliest spots in Central Park for your ceremony and photos, answer all of your queries, write your ceremony just for you, and secure the best photographers, videographers and celebrants for your wedding day.

In business since 2012, planned over 250 weddings to date.  We are trustworthy and thorough and our people are pleasant, reliable and enthusiastic about weddings and about Central Park. 

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Cuore Wedding - Japan

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Location: Tokyo
Business Type: Wedding Planning
Contact: Cuore Wedding

Get Married in Japan!
Enjoy the beauty of Asia with a destination wedding in a unique venue with your Family and Friends!
Cuore Wedding will create an original wedding in Japan tailored specifically for you - traditional Japanese or Western. We want to create an unforgettable Big Day together with you by caring every single detail.
Let Cuore Wedding showcase the beauty of Japan for you in an unforgettable location with a 360-degree view!

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