What is Eloping?
These days, we often use the term “elopement” to refer to any wedding that is done in a hurry, or that is conducted in private. The word elopement has become a common colloquialism in our day to day language but the meaning has changed very little from the traditional definition of eloping. Eloping comes from the word ‘elope’, meaning to flee or to run away, and has been described as a marriage done suddenly or in a secretive manner. As the term elopement becomes more popular, so does the act itself. Today, eloping has become trendy and in many cases a practical and cost effective decision for many couples. Eloping today is running away from potential family feuds or disapproval, and the costs and pressures associated with a traditional big wedding ceremony that most brides have envisioned since they were little girls. Whatever the reason couples have for wanting to elope, one thing is certain – it’s one of the easiest paths from Engaged to Just Married!
Elopement isn’t what you’d call a traditional marriage because a lot of the rituals, costs, and practices of a standard wedding are eliminated. You may not get to invite a lot of people, or have an elaborate expensive reception but with today’s wide range of basic to all-inclusive Wedding Elopement Packages couples can choose the officiant, rituals, vows, locations, flowers, music, photos, guest-family and friends, receptions, honeymoon suite or vacation rental and have as much “wedding” as their budget allows. Plus there is still the mystique, spontaneity, romance and excitement about eloping to marry the one you love without all of the elaborate planning and expense!
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