Welcome to your step by step guide for all things destination elopements in Melbourne. In this guide we are going to walk you through everything you need to know to plan your dream destination elopement in Melbourne, and how we can assist you in the planning process. From which airport to fly into, to the best accommodations in Melbourne, even vendor recommendations and so much more! After reading through this guide, you will acquire all the confidence and knowledge to plan to your epic elopement day!
step one – transportation
When booking your flights to Melbourne, you will be flying into Melbournes only international airport Tullamarine Airport. This airport is located North of the city centre and will require transportation into the CBD. A few options to get to the CBD or surrounding areas from Melbourne airport, are the option for a hire car (prices starting at $55 AUD per day), UBER ($35-$45 AUD), Taxi ($55-$70 AUD), SkyBus ($19.75 AUD per person), or the StarBus shuttle ($20-$27 AUD per person). Travel time from the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to the city centre, takes between 20-40 minutes, so be sure to plan accordingly.
If your final destination is out of the city centre, you can either take Public Transport, that being the train line, tram or a public bus, from the CBD (Starting at $4 AUD). If you are taking public transport in Melbourne, you will need a Myki card, this card can be purchased at any train station throughout the city, and be topped up online throughout your trip, to make traveling around the city easier. Or check out the SkyBus stops to see if there is a stop close to your final destination. A few of the stops include the Mornington Peninsula, Southbank, St. Kilda, Western suburb of Werribee, as well as a few spots in the Eastern suburbs. If an adventurous destination elopement is for you, we would recommend renting a hire car, as that will give you the most out of your epic adventure. If you are in need of any advice on the best transit solution for your destination, get in touch, and we would be more than happy to help!
step two – accommodation
Lucky for you, Melbourne has some many amazing accommodation options! Whether you want to stay in a hotel, or an AirBnb, there will surely be a perfect accommodation for you! Begin your search for the perfect AirBnb to suit you here. It is common when having a destination elopement in Melbourne, that couples like to rent an AirBnb with their few guests (if you are having guests/witness’), for a few days to explore and enjoy the city.
Yet on their elopement night, they opt for a private hotel. On the contrary, if you are planning a private elopement with just the two of you, an accommodation that will feel just as special for your wedding night as for the rest of your stay, may be the best option for you. If you are after more recommendations for places to stay in Melbourne, get in touch and we’d love to assist you with finding your perfect elopement stay.
step three – elopement location
Whether you are after an adventurous outdoorsy destination, an alternative quirky venue, or a laid back CBD escape, Melbourne really has it all. There are also so many amazing destinations close to Melbourne that would create the ultimate backdrop to your adventurous elopement day. Some being the Dandenong Ranges, the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Mt. Hotham, the Great Ocean Road, and so many more.
If you are still unsure of the perfect elopement location for the two of you, reach out, tell me a little bit more about you, what you envision for your day, and we can send you a personalized recommendation list just for you!
step four – vendor recommendations
Melbourne truly has an amazing community of wedding vendors, who can make your elopement day a dream come true. From celebrants that specialize in elopement ceremonies, to stylists who can create your dream backdrop, even florists that will create the ultimate elopement bouquet, and so many more! There are many vendors in Melbourne who specialize love working on small weddings and elopements, so you will be sure to find the right ones for you! Upon booking, we provide a personalized list recommended vendors perfect for you! Whether you like to keep things sweet and simple, or you want to go all out, and create the most grand elopement ceremony, hiring a team of vendors will ensure your vision is seamlessly brought to life.
If you are unsure of which vendors you will need, and how to choose the right vendors for your Melbourne destination elopement day, start by make a list of your wedding day values. Or if capturing the memories from the day are your first priority, reach out to photographer’s and videographers first. While perhaps, you may have a specific location or venue you’ve always dreamed of eloping at, then reach out to the venue first. From there you can put your essential services in order, and work out which areas you can DIY, and where you should invest your money first. Or perhaps you want to hire them all!
As an elopement photographer, we not only photograph all those special memories from your day, but we also assist with the planning process. So if you are unsure of who you need to have on board in order to create your dream elopement, just reach out here and I can work with you to ensure we check all your values on your list and bring your dream day to life.
We not only photograph your elopement day, we work with you to plan your dream day! Through creating a seamless, done for you experience, that will relieve all the stress of planning. Through a zoom call, questionnaires and regular communication we will get to know you better. So that we can best assist with organizing your special day. We will work through your values, desires, and necessities, to provide you with the very best recommendations. From there, we will create a seamless timeline for a guaranteed stress free day. All you need to do is show up, and enjoy your flawless elopement day! Get in touch today, to get started on planning your dream destination elopement day in Melbourne!