If you’re one of the ever-growing number of couples wondering where can I get married in Wales – planning a coastal elopement in Pembrokeshire could be for you!

Do you have happy childhood memories from being taken to the spectacular scenery along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and always dreamt about getting married there? How would you feel if I told you that it could actually be a much cheaper and far more memorable alternative to splashing your hard-earned cash on one of the wedding venues in West Wales?

Is it difficult to plan an elopement in Wales?

Pembrokeshire elopements are super romantic and planning a coastal one couldn’t be easier! Just find yourselves some really cosy digs (Air BnB is always a good starting point, or search for a lodge with a hot tub in Pembrokeshire on Canopy and Stars if you fancy a bit of star gazing on your wedding day). For those looking for a last-minute elopement package in the UK – ruggedly charming villages and breathtakingly beautiful cliffside vistas can be found in abundance all year round just about anywhere in Pembrokeshire! Have a romantic micro wedding at Nantwen or book a basic register office ceremony at Haverfordwest to cover the legalities (top tip for those watching the pennies – Tuesdays and Fridays the 13th are the cheapest days to get married).

Is planning a coastal elopement in Pembrokeshire cheaper than having a traditional wedding?

Couples who elope tend to cut out the things they don’t care about and don’t want to spend money on, and perhaps pay a little more for the things they love. No need to worry too much about what things you will need – elopements in Pembrokeshire focus on all the feels rather than material things and therefore planning one is a pretty simple process. There are tons of guides and resources out on the internet about how to plan an elopement with 25+ pages to read – I don’t know about you but really, who wants that? There’s no point eloping if you end up stressing over the little details you did not want to have to think about in the first place, am I right?

How much should an elopement in Pembrokeshire cost?

Keep it simple: if you’re planning a coastal elopement in Pembrokeshire – spend the majority of your budget on super romantic accommodation; your elopement photographer in Wales and looking fab in your pictures. That’s all you’re going to be left with at the end of the day – happy memories and awesome elopement photos! A lot of the brides I’ve previously worked with sourced beautiful vintage wedding dresses and dried flower crowns and bouquets from Etsy. Or foraged around in their gardens (or their neighbours’/mother’s/friends’ gardens); they got super creative, often baked their own cake and ended up not only looking great but also feeling great! I’m pretty sure the universe does love an eco-conscious elopement bride ;)

Things to do on your elopement day in Pembrokeshire

Drive to the register office together after a leisurely morning getting ready at your Air BnB; share sarnies in the car on the way to the beach if it rains. Or stop off for a scenic picnic in one of your all-time favourite spots if it doesn’t. Explore the stunning beaches Pembrokeshire has on offer – from large sandy ones to secluded coves, there’s something for everyone and definitely don’t stop exploring just because it’s wet & windy out there. I promise you’ll never tire of looking at your wedding pictures and will remember how wild & free you felt for the rest of your lives!

If you’d like me to help you plan the coastal elopement of your dreams in Pembrokeshire – head on over to the contact tab and send me an enquiry straight away! I’ve helped lots of couples just like you elope in Wales, happy to do the same for you!

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