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 could lead you to question 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? YES!
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 get divorced. 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!
A Wedding 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. But, based on our Internet research and projections, did you know that the number of couples eloping is on the rise and is recognized by industry experts we’ve spoken to as the fastest growing segment of the wedding industry?
That’s because the historical meaning and stigma tied to eloping is fading. So the 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.
Elopements Do Matter!
The reason for a wedding is to be married, and the size of the wedding does not matter. 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, what ever you would like to call it, because all weddings matter.
Let us know if you think all weddings matter? #AllWeddingsMatter
Photo Courtesy of Friends Lake Inn from Chestertown in the Adirondacks of NY.