Can't decide if you want a big white wedding or an small personal elopement?
Deciding whether you should elope is an extremely personal decision but is definitely worth considering.
Eloping is more intimate and personal than a big traditional wedding and can be an amazing way to start your married life together as the focus is completely on the two of you.
I have written this blog with some reasons why eloping might be a good idea in the hopes to help you make this decision with some peace of mind.
Here's 4 reasons why eloping might be just for you:
1. Eliminate the stress of planning a wedding
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful and time consuming. There are 100's of things to consider, venues, wedding vendors, menu tasting and tracking budgets. Closer to your wedding you need to set out the seating plans, chase up guests for their RSVPs, get gifts for your bridal party, plan a honeymoon… and the list goes on. Couples spend years prior to the wedding planning only to still end up finalising items the night before. If you are someone who suffers from anxiety or is time poor an elopement might be just right for you!
2. A traditional wedding just isn't you
You are looking for something different and a traditional wedding does not inspire or excite you. You find the pomp and ceremony and many of the wedding traditions seem dull and outdated to you. You should do something that feels true to who you are as a couple. If this is you, then this is one of the best reasons why you should elope. Do away with the traditions and get married your own way.
3. Elopements are intimate and personal
Think about some weddings you have been to? How much time does the couple actually spend together vs how much time they spend greeting each guest, barely eating, and being pulled from one side of the room to the other? Do you want something more intimate and meaningful. When you think back on your wedding, you want to remember the little details and treasured moments experiences between you and your partner.
4. Combine your elopement with your honeymoon
One of the reasons why you should consider eloping is the option to combine your elopement with your honeymoon. Getting married at an incredible location is a huge appeal to eloping
So think about your dream destination and then let your imagination loose. Elopements allow for so much for flexibility on the location you can get married which then can create an
opportunity to explore somewhere new together.