REASONS TO ELOPE
WHY COUPLES ELOPED?
- the cost, expense or save the money
- to save time
- to reduce stress
- having fun
- have more freedom
- avoiding family politics
- got pregnant
- immigration issues
- maintaining your sanity
- want something simple yet beautiful
- parents deceased so want something more intimate
- avoid the high cost of destination weddings
- ditch the dress mess
- already done the big wedding thing
- second marriage, trophy marriage, third marriage
- we are older and just want to get married and enjoy our lives together
- privacy for celebrities or executives
- to remain pure and avoid premarital sex
- truly, madly, deeply in love
- to redirect the money saved toward buying a house
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the most recent Results in our Why You Eloped Poll.
We have touched on many of the other reasons why couples chose to elope in our various Blogs.
Please read the WhereToElope Why You Eloped Poll Press Release for more on why couples elope.
Do You Agree? Do you have another reason for eloping?
Why Elope? Here Are 5 Great Reasons to Elope
If it is not something you have considered before, then you may find yourself asking why elope? The truth is, there are many excellent reasons to elope but we wanted to share our top 5 with you! It’s no secret – we more or less shout it from the rooftops at every opportunity: we think that eloping is great! However, we understand that not everyone is quite so convinced! Gone are the days when eloping was only something you did if your family opposed your marriage or you had to marry quickly due to falling pregnant outside of wedlock! Times have changed and so has elopement.
#5 – No More Family Drama
One of the most common answers couples give when we ask ‘why elope?’ is to avoid family drama. Every family has its problems and it is likely you have aunts and uncles who won’t be in the same room or a cousin who will feel slighted that you didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. Maybe you just don’t want to share your day with people you haven’t seen since you were 5 years old? Eloping is a great way to ditch the family drama once and for all!
#4 – Skip The Audience
Some brides (and grooms) are incredibly shy. For someone who struggles with anxiety the thought of exchanging vows in front of everyone they know is overwhelming. Eloping eliminates that problem. Tie the knot with just the two of you or in front of a handful of your closest friends and family. Even if anxiety isn’t an issue many couples love the intimacy of an elopement ceremony and that’s why it ranks as one of our top reasons to elope!
#3 – Take The Opportunity to Travel
Who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of traveling? Whether you decide to elope to somewhere new, or to an old favorite, it is the perfect excuse to get away! You can more or less get married anywhere! A growing number of couples are choosing to elope while on vacation – that’s why we coined the term ‘elopacation’!
#2 – Save Time & Ditch The Stress
Planning a wedding can bring out the worst in people. It seems like everyone has an opinion on your wedding and it can get very stressful trying to keep everyone happy while also holding on to your own dream wedding! Not to mention the amount of time organizing it all takes! When you elope there is no stress and it takes no time at all to plan. Choose an elopement package and all of the arrangements are taken care of for you!
#1- Why Elope? Save Money of Course!
Number one on our list of reasons to elope is the same as it has always been – MONEY! We have always known that eloping is the perfect way to save more than 90% on the cost of a traditional wedding and still getting to go on a honeymoon. Our readers have also come to know it too. Year after year, saving money tops our annual poll asking why couples choose to elope!
What would your answer be when asked ‘why elope?’ Did they make our top five or are we missing one? We would love to hear all about them! Take our Quiz.
Here are the Results of our latest Reasons To Elope Poll:
1. To save money 71.9%
2. To have fun and enjoy your own ceremony 59.0%
3. To maintain your sanity 52.8%
4. To avoid family politics 49.1%
5. To save time 42.0%
6. To have freedom from the norm 38.9%
Read our Latest Why You Eloped Poll Results.
Do You Agree? Take our Should You Elope Quiz!