How do I plan an elopement in Tulum? I get this question a lot! For a good reason, Tulum is a beautiful beachy laid back town in the intimate coastal part of Mexico. Its intimate reputation comes from it being nestled around white sandy beaches, green palm trees, and the quiet peaceful sound of the ocean waves. It’s rooted in the historical backdrop of ancient ruins and beautiful cenotes.
Tulum has been named one of the top wedding destinations and locations for ceremonies and elopements and it is only expected to grow in the next few years. Weddings are a frequent event there and with the pandemic taking a precedent in marriage ceremonies, the elopement choice for a Tulum venue has also risen so much!
So you might be wondering, where do I start? Elopements are on the rise and it’s a great choice for those who want a more laid back ceremony and really want to put the focus on you and your partner. Elopements take away the stress of planning such a big event as a full wedding ceremony and reception. In this blog I will discuss 5 easy ways to start planning your elopement in Tulum!
1. Pick A Venue!
First, Tulum is made for couples who are looking for relaxation, a bit of adventure, and something unforgettable. Venues are a great first step in planning your ceremony. Tulum is full of beautiful wedding venues. Within these venues, there are a variety of hotels and resorts, from boutique hotels to beach front venues and bars in the jungle. A few beautiful venues in Tulum to check out are:
2. Hire A Wedding Planner!
Wedding planners are a great investment for couples who are planning a destination elopement, especially in Tulum. Don’t go it alone and invest in a wedding planner that could bring your visions to life. It’s less stressful on you, and they will do their absolute best to help you on your big day. For those who are planning a destination elopement in Tulum, wedding planners can be such an asset since you cannot physically be there throughout your planning process. Here are some wedding planners you should check out!
3. Let’s Get Some Flowers!
To create the vision you are going for, flowers are quite literally the centerpiece for elopement ceremonies. Not only does it complete the look for your ceremony and reception, but hiring the right florist can also tell your love story through their arrangements. Tulum florists are experienced and can honestly create magic! For the bride’s bouquet, these florists will stop at nothing to make sure yours is a dream come true.
4. Let’s Talk Makeup and Hair
I always tell my clients that on their wedding day they should always feel at their best. Hair and makeup especially from these talented artists dont mask a client, but bring out their natural features and make them shine on their special day. They will make you look even more beautiful! With all the prep that goes into an elopement, from the dress to the shoes, your hair and makeup should be something you don’t have to think twice about. You can walk out on your special day feeling confident and so in love! I’ve listed some of my favorite makeup artists I’ve worked with in Tulum down below!
4. Get a Rental!
Rentals are so important especially for elopement ceremonies. For couples who want a dinner set up or picnic after their ceremony, rentals are the way to go. A romantic picnic down by the beach after an elopement? Doesn’t that sound so dreamy? For couples going down that route, I’ve listed some of my favorite rental companies down in Tulum. These rental businesses really capture the essence of Tulum. Having worked with many wedding couples and elopement couples, they will definitely find what you need and want for your big day.
Ready to plan out your special day? I hope these tips are useful and inspire you to kick off your elopement journey in the gorgeous beachy gem of Tulum, Mexico. All you need now is a photographer. Let’s chat and make this day magical!
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