Do You Know the Top 5 Reasons to Elope?
In the past when one heard that a couple had eloped there was an assumed negative reason behind the quick nuptial. In recent years the stigma of that past has been pealed away. Elopement now is being seen through its various advantages over the traditional wedding. Though it might not be for everyone it behooves couples to look into the various reasons to elope. Possibly one of the first major decision a couples makes together.
1. INCREDIBLE COST SAVINGS
We have all seen the beautiful royal weddings and thought how wonderfully beautiful and so very expensive! Yet, even an average wedding costs $25,500. Elopement packages can be obtained for a tenth of the cost of a traditional wedding. This in itself reduces the stress factor of planning your “I do’s”.
2. NO BIG WEDDING PLANS STRESS
The stress brought on by planning the traditional wedding has warranted its own Bridezilla Reality TV show. Stress is to be expected in the making of all big decisions. Eloping will have its own yet not at the magnitude of a traditional wedding. Gone are the endless announcement & invitations to choose, sign, address and mail. Asking your Brides Maids to wear a color that clashes with her complexion and figure. Planning décor for the ceremony and reception. The list goes on and on. With an elopement you may choose a location, and purchase an all-inclusive elopement package that has everything included. Leaving the Bride & Groom to simply show up, or at most add the touches you want to the already prepared package.
3. FOCUS ON DETAILS
Elopement packages vary, so review with your vendor what the package you have chosen includes. Now you are free to focus on the details most important to you! Such as you and your fiancés choice of attire. Traditional? casual? or themed? Are you bringing your pet? Make sure your accommodations are pet friendly. See pet friendly elopements for more detail. Will you announce to your family before you leave or when you return? Will you invite your family? Review the 6-reasons-to-elope-explored, it’s about you and your fiancé.
4. YOU CAN BRING THE FAMILY
The initial mental picture one gets when they hear the word elopement is two people standing in front of a judge with his stenographer as a witness. Elopements now vary from the said mental picture to a small wedding of 2 to 20 in attendance at a variety of venues. Yes, you can invite your family and friends to your elopement. Your father could still walk you down the aisle. This counters the old notion of running away, with the idea of a simplified intimate ceremony. If your elopement plans take you far from home, or won’t include family, plan a conversation before you leave or send an announcement to ease the possible disappointment a lack of communication concerning your plans may create.
5. IT’S A GREAT STORY
How many times have you been in a conversation and someone tells a great story about one of their adventures? Well this could be your great story! Whether your elopement contains a trip to a beach or island, a mountain top, or a simple getaway it’s your story to create, experience, tell never tire of the telling. Who knows, you might even fall deeper in love with your spouse with each retelling. Bon Voyage!
The advantages of choosing elopement over a traditional wedding continues to prove itself with many couples. The reduced costs and elimination of stress are an attraction. The intimate size factor with traditional elements is an attraction. Time for attention to detail to create a couple’s own great story is a benefit that will live long into a couple’s life together. If recorded perhaps your love story will be told by future generations. Will these 5 Reasons to Elope help you save time, energy and money? Please let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below…