You’re engaged! You’re probably basking in your newly-engaged glow! Congrats! Now what? While some spend their whole lives dreaming up the perfect wedding day, there are others who choose to elope! Planning the big day can be a juggling act. From creating invitations to coordinating with your florist, caterer, venue, and all of the other details and vendors that make up a traditional wedding… planning can be stressful. Let’s be honest, it can be dreadful! But, choosing an elopement may be the easiest way to take the stress out of your big day.
Eloping allows you to eliminate all of the unnecessary details and have a laid back, stress-free wedding day! Remember as you embark on the journey of deciding how you’ll spend your wedding day that your wedding is only one day, but your marriage is a lifetime. Spend your day in a way that represents your relationship the best. Think an elopement might be right for you? Here are 3 Reasons Eloping is Better than a Traditional Wedding!
1. ELOPING AVOIDS FAMILY DRAMA AND STRESS — A TRADITIONAL WEDDING IS OVERFLOWING WITH DRAMA
Let’s face it -traditional weddings are not about the couple, they’re about the family. Aunt Judy wants to sit at table two and bring six of her friends who would have never made your guest list.(*eyeroll*)
Eloping allows you to bypass this step completely and just focus on getting married! Eloping may also come with some hurt feelings from your family and friends. However, you can avoid this by letting your close family and friends in advance about the elopement. After all, this is your big day, do what feels right for you as a couple!
2. ELOPING MAKES YOUR WEDDING DAY ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Without the mass of people and all the opinions to consider and take in, your wedding becomes about just you and your partner joining together in marriage. Isn’t that what your wedding day should be about anyway?! Eloping makes your wedding day more intimate, and memorable for you and your fiancé because you get to celebrate exactly how you want to. Plus, you’ll get to skip cramming your friends and family into a reception hall, and figuring out who wants the chicken and who wants the beef plate. Win-win if you ask me!
3. ELOPE TO AVOID FINANCIAL STRESS
Although this isn’t the biggest or main reason couple’s I work with choose to elope – it is definitely a perk! If you opt for having just a few close friends and family – or even nobody at all, you get to choose exactly where and on what that you spend your money on! Eloping allows your day to be exclusively about your relationship and cuts out the frivolous items that the wedding industry has forced couples to believe are necessary at a traditional wedding.
The first year of marriage often brings many new adventures for couples –combining finances, purchasing their first home, etc. Being able to spend your money on what you truly want rather than putting on a show for your guests allows you to be happier as you embark on your life together! Eloping also gives you the chance to go out all where you want to. Why not buy your dream dress and why not hire that incredible elopement photographer?! (ehm, that would be me!
Hopefully, these reasons eloping is better than a traditional wedding has helped you understand why eloping is better than a traditional wedding! Your wedding day should be the most personal and intimate day of your life. I would love to help guide you through planning for your dream elopement (and be there to take some awesome pictures that you’ll cherish forever!).