Planning Dream Weddings Close to Home
When most people think of eloping, they imagine running off to some exotic location, or maybe even making a quick trip to a Las Vegas wedding chapel! However, you don’t necessarily have to travel too far in order to elope. A growing number of couples are planning their dream weddings close to home while still managing to keep that elopement vibe.
Let’s explore this in more detail!
Weddings Close to Home Aren’t Always in the Courthouse
In the not too distant past, if a couple wanted to elope without actually going too far, then one of the only options available was to hit the courthouse. Now, there is nothing wrong with having a basic courthouse ceremony if that’s what you want, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have other options available.
No matter where you live, there are sure to be some fantastic venues where you could book an elopement ceremony. Take a look at some of our Where to Elope Directory Pages and discover some hidden gems right on your doorstep! When it comes to planning elopement style weddings close to home the key is to look beyond traditional wedding venues. Instead, look for small inns and intimate bed and breakfasts offering elopement packages. You can even hire a local wedding Officiant to conduct a ceremony in one of your favorite spots. You can even get married in your own backyard! The possibilities are endless!
The Benefits of Planning Weddings Close to Home
There are a number of advantages that come with choosing to elope right in your hometown. Let’s go through a few of the most popular:
- Save money on travel expenses
- It is easier to include your immediate family or close friends in the ceremony
- You will be more familiar with local vendors and locations
- It may be possible to fit in your wedding without having to use up vacation days at work
A Real Life Hometown Elopement
Still not convinced that planning weddings close to home would be special enough for your big day? Just take a look at this real-life example. We stumbled across a beautiful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. Jessica & Patrick wanted to elope but were not quite ready to give up all of the little details that contribute to a dream wedding. The result was an intimate ceremony for two in Charleston, SC where the bride wore her dream dress and toasted her marriage with champagne and a two-tier cake. You can see some of their photographs here – they are so beautiful that you might just change your mind about a big traditional wedding!