THE NORTH VIETNAM ELOPEMENT GUIDE FOR 2023

[Vietnam Wedding Photographer]

HOW TO GET MARRIED IN THE NORTH VIETNAM?

It’s just incredible how many couples are choosing the magic vibes of Vietnam to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives. How can we blame them? If you’re still wondering what the fuss is all about, we’ve prepared for you a handy guide to start exploring and dreaming about such a unique place on Earth! 

Vietnam is located in South East Asia and worldwide known for its breathtaking beauty. Quite close to the Lao, Campuchia, and China border. There are many beautiful range mountains, waterfalls, plateaus, rugged beaches, sand dunes. 

They have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and that’s why so many tourists come every year to enjoy an adventure on the Northwestern. There are many people speaking mainly Vietnamese and secondly English. If you want to have a look at how an elopement in North Vietnam can be, discover more about it here!

HOW TO GET TO THE NORTH OF VIETNAM?

The easiest way to reach North Vietnam by flight is to get to Noi Bai International Airport. Noi Bai Airport is about 30 minutes away from the central area of Hanoi city. You can easily rent your car prior to your departure via the website and pick it up at the airport. I highly recommend reaching North Vietnam by car from this airport. 

It will be easier for you to move freely through the region, stopping along the itinerary to enjoy the view and take awesome shots also it will be the best experience ever to drive at iconic roads and mountain passes

WHEN TO ELOPE IN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM?

There’s always a good excuse to come to this place. So I would say “all year around”. I’d also say every season offers a unique perspective of Vietnam. Summer (June-September) is the perfect season for visiting and eloping in Vietnam since the temperatures are warmer the days are longer and all the main locations are quite easy to reach. 

But also keep in mind that North Vietnam can get very crowded during summer, especially for the most scenic spots. From late November until February, the Winter season starts. So if you are dreaming of a Vietnam Elopement in a cloudy or misty area, then this will be certainly the best choice! 

The Autumn season (October-November) highlights the beauty of North Vietnam. The temperatures are still nice and the days are long enough to enjoy your amazing elopement. This region, full of trees, green valleys, and waterfalls during fall will show off by turning itself into a painting made of incredible colours. Contact me for more information!

WHAT TO VISIT IN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM?

Once you’ve decided to elope or get married in Vietnam, you can take advantage of being there to enjoy a wonderful trip in North Vietnam. You can visit one of the places mentioned before, such as Soc Son, Ha Long Bay, Minh Chau Island, Quang Ninh, Moc Chau, Sapa, Ta Xua, Cao Bang and Ha Giang.

These are the peaks that made Vietnam famous! They will undoubtedly have you awestruck as they tower above, clouds lingering at their peaks. Here I’ve been shooting some of the most iconic elopements ever. We will never stress enough how mesmerizing these places can be! Find here an emotional elopement I’ve shot in Soc Son, Quang Ninh, Moc Chau, Sapa, Ta Xua, Cao Bang and Ha Giang which is well worth it for one of the best views in North Vietnam.

Northwestern Vietnam is famous for its range of mountains, green rice fields, plateaus and waterfalls. These are honestly something else! It will be a wonderful occasion to relax, enjoy gorgeous views, and experience nature.

Are you up for that? There are actually countless outdoor adventures and amazing things to do in Northwestern Vietnam! A guide wouldn’t be enough.

HOW CROWDED CAN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM BE?

This place is among one of the most beautiful corners of North Vietnam. If you only consider that is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It’s clear that North Vietnam attire many tourists in every season, indeed. This region can be very often very crowded.

But the reasons to come here and visit it are enough not to discourage you. Isn’t it? For example, a smart solution would be to celebrate your elopement at sunrise, when there are usually fewer people around. This may mean waking up very early in the morning and starting your adventure at dawn. This will create a special elopement, with just that perfect light embracing the two of you!

CAN WE LEGALLY GET MARRIED IN THE NORTH OF VIETNAM?

Yep! It will not be necessary to submit your paperwork to the city hall of the closest town before the wedding day. Don’t forget your passport. Actually, most of our couples decide to get legally married at home privately (or the day before their elopement in the city hall). This will allow them to be able to easily plan their Elopement as an adventure focused on fun, relaxation, and romance! 

DO YOU OFFER VIETNAM ELOPEMENT PACKAGES?

Absolutely. So, now that you’ve found your dream place, it’s time to plan your perfect day. And I want to make it memorable for you! This is why I will be much more than happy to help you out with dreaming, creating, and planning together your wedding in North Vietnam. 

I’ll be your local guide also when it comes to suggesting the best accommodations and best spots to visit and where to have your ceremony. I will be able to suggest the best planners, florists, celebrants, and make-up artists to make your day the most memorable of your life! Here you’ll finally experience your elopement in Vietnam. 

Because photography allows me to share my enthusiasm for nature and people, I encourage more couples to envision their elopement day exactly how they want it! I will guide you throughout the whole process with lots of tips and information. Like what to pack and how to be prepared for your dream elopement. I cannot wait to start envisioning yours together!

How Do We Start This Process?

01. Read all about adventure elopements, and destination weddings to decide whether elopement is for you.

02. Explore stories on real adventure elopements and intimate weddings for inspiration.

03. Contact me and share with me your stories and what your dream elopement looks like.

Here Is What We Are Going To Do Next Together:

Initial Phone Call: I will schedule a Video Call on WhatsApp/Zoom or Facetime. I will learn about one another and get all your questions answered.

Reserve Your Date: I will proceed with a contract and a retainer fee when you guys are ready to book so I can save the date for you.

Plan Your Elopement Together: Our job starts the day you inquire. I will recommend an expected timeline, what to pack, and vendors booking for our adventure. With nature being your destination wedding venue and beautiful landscapes as your ceremony backdrops, the possibility is endless. But don’t let these factors overwhelm you with planning your dream elopement.

Photographing your love for one another always comes first, but in order to truly see you and photograph you organically and authentically, I do more than just photography.

Vendor Recommendations: 

No matter how big or small your elopement is, you’ll probably need more vendors than just a photographer. For adventure elopements and intimate weddings that require a bit more coordination & design, I have a list of wedding planners I can recommend.

Elopement Day: Adventure, explore, get married, vows exchange, pop champagne, twerk on top of the mountain, and re-live all those moments over and over again via photographs.

HOW MUCH DOES PHOTOGRAPHY COST TO ELOPE IN VIETNAM?

Finally, if you’re asking yourself about the cost of your North Vietnam Elopement, I can say it really varies, as it would be with any location. This area offers some of the most prestigious and expensive villas.

But, of course, it also depends on several things including the choice of your décor, vendors, accommodation, and more. To give you an overall estimate it would be about $2,000 ~ $2,500 US.


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