Why Eloping is in?
By Dave Westfall
Planning a wedding is one of the most special times in your life. However, a number of stressful issues can often spoil the excitement. That is one of the main reasons why eloping is becoming an increasingly popular choice for couples. In fact, eloping is now the hottest alternative to a traditional white wedding!
Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why eloping is in!
Eloping Can Save You Money
One of the most common reasons why couples choose to elope is that they want to save money. In fact, this has come out as the top reason in our ‘Why Do Couples Elope?’ poll for three consecutive years. When you consider the high cost of a traditional wedding versus the cost of eloping it really does seem like a no brainer! The current average cost of a traditional wedding in the United States is now a hefty $35,329, but by eloping you could save over 90% of that cost while still having a honeymoon! Is it any wonder that more than 72% of eloping couples are doing it to save money?
Your Wedding Day Should Be All About You
Another big issue that many couples face when they are planning a wedding is that friends and family will try to take over. There is something about a wedding that seems to bring out the worst in people. As soon as you announce your engagement you can bet your bottom dollar that everyone will have an opinion about how, when or where the wedding should take place. That is why almost 59% of couples are eloping in order to have the wedding they want without any outside interference!
Eloping Eliminates Family Politics
In a related note, not only will your friends and family have an opinion on your wedding day, but you may also find that it opens up a veritable minefield in terms of family politics. Who wants to deal with relatives who refuse to attend if another relative is going to be there? That’s the last thing that you want from your wedding day! Eloping allows you to cut out all of the family politics and have the wedding of your dreams with just you and your spouse. You certainly won’t be alone since almost half of all eloping couples cite avoiding family politics as one of the main reasons that they are eloping.