6 top tips for planning your Black Hills elopement

An adventure elopement near Spearfish Canyon, SD
An adventure elopement near Spearfish Canyon, SD

Planning an elopement in the Black Hills of South Dakota is an exciting adventure.

Whether you’re looking for a simple ceremony or a grand celebration, the Black Hills offer breathtaking scenery and an unforgettable experience. Here are some tips to help you plan your elopement with Adventuresome Photo Co.

  1. Choose a Location:
    The Black Hills are filled with beautiful locations that are perfect for elopements. From the stunning views of Spearfish Canyon to the serene beauty of Custer State Park, there are endless options to choose from. Consider the style of elopement you want and pick a location that complements it. We’ll help you navigate the necessary permits for whichever location you fall in love with.
  2. Time of Year:
    The Black Hills experience all four seasons (sometimes in the same day), so it’s important to consider the time of year when planning your elopement. Summer and fall are popular choices due to the mild temperatures and colorful foliage, but winter offers a unique and magical experience with snow-covered landscapes and cozy fireside ceremonies.
  3. Vendor Selection:
    Adventuresome Photo Co. can recommend other local vendors for catering, floral arrangements, videography and more.
  4. Marriage License:
    Don’t forget to obtain a marriage license before your elopement. In South Dakota, you can apply for a marriage license at any county courthouse. The process is simple and requires identification and a small fee. Need an officiant? We can help with that too!
  5. Plan Your Activities:
    The Black Hills offer endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Consider incorporating activities like hiking, horseback riding, or visiting local attractions into your elopement experience. Adventuresome Photo Co. can help you plan and capture these moments.
  6. Consider Your Guests:
    If you plan to have guests at your elopement, make sure to consider their needs and accommodations. Adventuresome Photo Co. can recommend lodging and activities for your guests to enjoy during their visit.
An elopement at Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, SD.
An elopement at Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, SD.

By considering these tips and working with Adventuresome Photo Co., you can create a personalized and memorable elopement that celebrates your love and adventure. Drop us a line, and we’ll get started planning your best adventure yet.

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