Couples are choosing to elope more and more and are stepping away from the traditional wedding experience more then ever before, and for good reason. You may be wondering “why elope?” and “what are the benefits of eloping?”. Lucky for you, I’m about to give you my top 5 reasons why you should consider eloping because in my opinion, there are so many pros!
Many couples who choose a traditional wedding day do so because its what their family wants and not what THEY want. Not all couples, but many. Some love the traditional wedding experience and having a large celebration, which is great! But for those who choose to have a traditional wedding because they were focused on others and not themselves tend to regret that decision later on. Let’s stop and remember that this is your day. Your marriage. You should celebrate it in a way that you and you partner want!
If that means taking an adventure to a dream location to elope on the beach, with mountain views, or underneath an epic waterfall, that should be your choice! This doesn’t mean you can’t have anyone tag along, either. While some couples choose to elope with just themselves, others invite a few of their closest friends and family. The choice is yours, and it can be as intimate and private as you want it to be!
Many couples choose to elope because they don’t feel like a big wedding is who they are. Not everyone wants a 150+ guest wedding, and that’s perfectly ok! If you are dreaming of an intentional and unique to you wedding day, planning an adventurous elopement is perfect. There are so many places in the US and beyond to explore that would serve as an adventurous backdrop for an intimate ceremony. Check out “The 18 Best Places to Elope Around the World” by BRIDES for some fun ideas! And not only will it be unique to you, but you and your partner can make a whole adventure out of it. Go somewhere you and your partner have always dreamed of, or make it a whole wedding elopement weekend with your closest friends and family! The options are limitless.
Yep, you read that right! Eloping can save you thousands of dollars. When you think about it, you don’t need to pay thousands for a venue, catering, invites, etc. Your elopement can be as private as your want it, which allows you to cut the wedding costs by quite a bit. Pay your travel fees, overnight accommodations, any small details you want like florals and dinner, etc. and in the end your wallet will STILL be thanking you! And many resorts or destination wedding/elopement locations also offer wedding packages which can be great when it comes to costs.
Alright, let’s be honest. Wedding planning can be STRESSFUL! Especially if you are doing a lot of it yourself and aren’t hiring a wedding planner to assist. Some brides find that they can’t enjoy their day to the fullest because they’re worried about timelines and all of the little details. This doesn’t have to be an issue when you elope. Sure, you’re still planning your elopement, but there are a LOT LESS moving parts! If you’re looking to ditch the typical wedding day stressors, eloping may just be perfect for you!
Aside from the beauty and freedom of an adventurous and intimate elopement, you have the stunning photos that come along with the experience of eloping. If you do plan an elopement, hiring an elopement photographer is VITAL! Do not plan your adventurous elopement without hiring someone to capture it so you have photos to remember forever! Imagine your bride and groom portraits with mountain backdrops, waterfalls, or sandy beaches and tropical vibes. Sounds amazing, right?
If you’re still asking “why elope” then eloping may not be right for you! Sure, you won’t have the traditional wedding experience, but eloping allows you to have such a unique and intimate wedding experience without all of the stress, expenses, and expectations! So, if you’re ready to plan your own elopement, then let’s do it together. You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect elopement photographer for you, then inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you and all about what you envision for your special day! In the meantime, make sure to follow me over on Instagram and lets stay connected!