Elopement – Planning Ideas & Ceremony

How to plan a wedding - roses and rings

How to Elope? How to Plan a Wedding?

It’s easy! Here’s an outline of what your dude ranch Elopement Wedding, Commitment or Renewal of Vows might look like. For lots of simple and easy elopement wedding ideas, click on the highlighted links.

You can download his entire How To Elope: Elopement Wedding Planning Guide and edit and print this as a .doc file.

  1. Plan to have fun!
  2. Study Marriage Licenses in Larimer County or Civil Unions in Larimer Couty
  3. Walk and talk through this page with each other and plan what you would enjoy most! (Elopement Ceremony Charges)
  4. Call us for a reservation (970-224-1222 or 800-357-4930)
  5. On your way here, stop at the Larimer County Clerk’s Office and get your license
  6. Arrive! Meet the horses, Take a stroll in the forest.
  7. Private supper in your room.
  8. Explore your welcome basket… or play a game of Battleship… or whatever…
  9. Private breakfast in your room.
  10. Private ride with your own wrangler.
  11. Lunch in the dining room.
  12. Early afternoon ceremony. The basic ceremony is simply a greeting, the exchange of wedding vows and maybe exchange of rings.
  13. Optional after-ceremony celebration with cake and champagne  and keepsake flutes to take home. (This can be in the dining room or privately in your room.  (You can bring your own champagne, or purchase from our liquor store here.)
  14. Private supper in you room (or dining room if you prefer)
  15. Again, explore your welcome basket, or play a game of Battleship, or whatever…
  16. Private breakfast in your room (or dining room if you prefer)
  17. Second morning horseback ride with the group.
  18. Check-out, OR continue your honeymoon!

Now you know how to elope and how to plan a wedding!


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Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
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Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

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We Love to Teach
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Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
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Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
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You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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