Do All Weddings Matter?
Sadly, the Big Wedding Vendors refer to Small Weddings and Elopements as the “Low End” of the wedding industry. This condescending demeanor may lead you to the question of whether an elopement is a valid way to get married. Must you have a big traditional wedding to consider yourselves married? Do all weddings matter?
Surprising Cost Insight
The data is in, according to a new study, the higher the cost of the wedding the higher the risk of divorce! Big weddings average cost is $25,000 or more. Couples that spend over $20,000 on their wedding are 46% more likely to divorce. Contrast that to the average cost of an all-inclusive elopement package of $1,000 to 2,500. The eloping couples spending less than $1,000 to get married are 53% less likely to get divorced. Now that matters!
All Weddings Matter by any Other Name
We here at WhereToElope.com give a resounding YES! All weddings do matter! So, we have started a Social Media hashtag campaign: #AllWeddingsMatter to get the word out. You know there are couples that are having the big traditional wedding. Based on our Internet research and projections, we have determined that the number of couples eloping is on the rise! The industry experts we’ve spoken with recognize elopement as the fastest growing segment of the wedding industry.
That’s because the historical meanings and stigma tied to eloping are fading. These days, because the way we talk about elopement has changed, small wedding venues use a whole list of terms for their wedding elopement packages; such as small wedding, intimate wedding, tiny wedding, boutique wedding, you may have heard people use these wedding terms and others. There are more terms for elopements listed in our What Do You Call An Elopement blog.
All Weddings Matter & Elopements Matter!
The reason for having a wedding is the marriage, and that’s what matters – not the size of the wedding. The cost of the wedding statistically does have an effect on the longevity of the marriage. The more you spend on a big traditional wedding the higher the percentage of likely to divorce. Elopements Matter. Yes, Boutique Weddings Matter, Destination Elopements Matter. WhereToElope.com has vendors from all around the world to help you plan your Elopement, Intimate Wedding, or Tiny Wedding, whatever you would like to call it, because all weddings matter.
Let us know if you think all weddings matter? #AllWeddingsMatter
Elopement Photo Courtesy of BodegaBayWedding.com in Sonoma County California.