Why Elope? Here Are 5 Great Reasons
If it is not something you have considered before, then you may find yourself asking why elope? The truth is, there are many excellent reasons to elope but we wanted to share our top 5 with you! It’s no secret – we more or less shout it from the rooftops at every opportunity: we think that eloping is great! However, we understand that not everyone is quite so convinced! Gone are the days when eloping was only something you did if your family opposed your marriage or you had to marry quickly due to falling pregnant outside of wedlock! Times have changed and so has elopement.
#5 – No More Family Drama
One of the most common answers couples give when we ask ‘why elope?’ is to avoid family drama. Every family has its problems and it is likely you have aunts and uncles who won’t be in the same room or a cousin who will feel slighted that you didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. Maybe you just don’t want to share your day with people you haven’t seen since you were 5 years old? Eloping is a great way to ditch the family drama once and for all!
#4 – Skip The Audience
Some brides (and grooms) are incredibly shy. For someone who struggles with anxiety the thought of exchanging vows in front of everyone they know is overwhelming. Eloping eliminates that problem. Tie the knot with just the two of you or in front of a handful of your closest friends and family. Even if anxiety isn’t an issue many couples love the intimacy of an elopement ceremony and that’s why it ranks as one of our top reasons to elope!
#3 – Take The Opportunity to Travel
Who doesn’t get excited at the prospect of traveling? Whether you decide to elope to somewhere new, or to an old favorite, it is the perfect excuse to get away! You can more or less get married anywhere! A growing number of couples are choosing to elope while on vacation – that’s why we coined the term ‘elopacation’!
#2 – Save Time & Ditch The Stress
Planning a wedding can bring out the worst in people. It seems like everyone has an opinion on your wedding and it can get very stressful trying to keep everyone happy while also holding on to your own dream wedding! Not to mention the amount of time organizing it all takes! When you elope there is no stress and it takes no time at all to plan. Choose an elopement package and all of the arrangements are taken care of for you!
#1- Why Elope? Save Money of Course!
Number one on our list of reasons to elope is the same as it has always been – MONEY! We have always known that eloping is the perfect way to save more than 90% on the cost of a traditional wedding and still getting to go on a honeymoon. Our readers have also come to know it too. Year after year, saving money tops our annual poll asking why couples choose to elope!