By Dave Westfall
Something that you will see us talk about often here at WhereToElope.com is saving money on your wedding! That’s because we know more than 72% of our readers choose to elope in order to save money. We also know that eloping can save you more than 90% of the cost of a traditional wedding. All inclusive elopement packages in the United States carry an average price tag of around $2500 compared to the current national average of $29,858 for a traditional wedding. This is just one reason why elopement is the hottest alternative to a big white wedding!
However, for many couples $2,500 is still too much to spend on a wedding and an increasing number of couples, especially millennials, are keen to dispense with the whole ‘wedding circus’ completely. These couples want the marriage, not the wedding! Eloping offers them the chance to declare their love, make a commitment and stay out of debt while doing it! When you elope you can have no guests, no family politics and no pressure, so having a frugal elopement ceremony is a win-win situation for most.
Let’s take a look at some of the basic elopement packages offered by our vendors that will allow you to elope without having to spend too much:
10 Elopements Under $200
- Just the 3 of Us Ceremony Package from Lisa Shoemake (Faulkner County, AR)
- Bride & Groom Only Ceremony at The Ozark Mountain Wedding Chapel (Western Grove, AR)
- Short & Sweet Elopement at Oscar H. Hanson House (Cambridge, WI)
- Sapphire Package at Pun Nuptials (Emmaus, PA)
- Tiny Romantic Runaway Wedding at Crystal River Inn (San Marcos, TX)
- Sherwood Court Budget Elopement at Sherwood Court (Eureka Springs, AR)
- No-Fuss Quickie Elopement at Wedded Your Way Chapel (Portland, OR)
- Rock Hill Wedding Elopement at Touch by Spirit (Rock Hill, SC)
- Badger Elopement at Loving Commitments Wedding Officiants (Madison, WI)
- Alternate Courthouse Elopement by Rev. Brian Tuttle (Frankenmuth, MI)
5 Elopements Under $500
- The Perfect Elopement at Star of Texas (Brownwood, TX)
- Simple Tahoe Elopement at Lake of the Sky Weddings (Lake Tahoe, CA)
- Midweek Overnight Package at Casa de Solana (St. Augustine, FL)
- Chapel in The Pines Elopement at the Chapel in the Pines (Sycamore, IL)
- Basic Elopement Package at Romantic River Song B&B Inn (Estes Park, CO)
These are just some of the frugal elopement packages that you will find here at WhereToElope.com – we really do have something to suit every budget.