Go Bag for your Hudson Valley Wedding

Newly engaged couple celebrates their engagement by popping a bottle of champagne.

Crystal Torres

November 11, 2020

Hey Lovers! The purpose of this post is to share some ideas for a go bag for your Hudson Valley wedding. This fall has been seriously INCREDIBLE! In the three years that I have lived here, I can honestly say that nature in this area has shown out in the most amazing way! That being said, all good things must come to an end, and I am anticipating the crazy snow storms that will most likely happen in the next few weeks. As I sit here reflecting on the amazing engagement and elopement photos that I had the honor of capturing this year, I am reminded that that next year will bring more. I want to be even more prepared to make your session or wedding the best day ever, in all aspects!

Let’s face it. As amazing as the Hudson Valley area is, sometimes the weather up here can be a little temperamental, since we are in a pretty mountainous region. I want to share with you some of the items that I feel would make your elopement or engagement session a wonderful and enjoyable experience, even if the weather is less than ideal.

Some Go-Bag Suggestions

  • A light, durable, comfortable backpack to carry all of your supplies (canvas shoulder bags are cute, but not ideal for hiking trips in the Hudson Valley).
  • A portable charger with cords, for your mobile devices.
  • Now, this is one that I kind of go back and forth on, but, a portable bluetooth speaker. It really depends on your preference of whether or not you want to fully immerse yourselves in the sounds of nature, or take a few minutes to dance to your favorite song, on your day!
  • I’m putting umbrellas on this list, but don’t bring your own. I have some sleek clear ones that we would have lots of fun using as photo props in the rain!
  • Speaking of rain, some rain boots and a poncho if wet weather is expected on your day.
  • A sewing kit for any accidental rips or tears to your dress or tux.
  • Some double sided dress tape to help keep your dress in place.
  • A towel in case you plan on trashing your dresses and/or tuxes!
  • A stainless steel water bottle; hydration is so important especially if we are planning for more than an hour long adventure.
  • Some easy to eat snacks in case you get hungry during our adventure together. (I’m thinking something like trail mix or gummies.)
  • Hand Warmers, in case you decide to elope in a colder season or location. I would love to photograph a snowy elopement!
  • Something I ALWAYS wish I had with me, especially being the mom of two little girls with tiny bladders- A SHEWEE. This seems like such a useful little device especially if the adventure plans are set for more than an hour. Plus, who wants to risk popping a squat in the wrong place and getting poison ivy or mosquito bites on their booties? My husband always suggests for me to buy a couple for myself and our daughters. One day I’ll be responsible and buy some, haha.

In Conclusion..

I truly hope that this list was helpful and fun for you to read. I definitely enjoyed compiling these items for you! As time goes by and I become more experienced in adventure elopements and photo sessions, I will add more useful items to this list. We should be prepared with the best possible go bag for your Hudson Valley wedding. Thanks again for stopping by. I hope to capture your next adventure!