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3 Reasons Eloping is Better than a Traditional Wedding

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 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. A little unsure of what exactly an elopement is? Check out my definition here. Think an elopement might be right for you? Here are 3 Reasons Eloping is Better than a Traditional Wedding!

reasons eloping is better than a traditional wedding

3 Reasons Eloping is Better than a Traditional Wedding

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!

why eloping is better than a regular wedding2. 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 anyways?! Eloping makes your wedding day more intimate, and memorable for you and your partner, 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!elopement photographer

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 lifetime 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!). You can contact me >HERE< and I can’t wait to chat with you!

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I’m a Destination Elopement Photographer for couples all around the world who are hopelessly in love and crave adventure in the outdoors! One of my goals with every wedding or elopement I capture is to create a memorable experience. This is about your story and giving you beautiful and quality memories that you can relive, cherish and hand down as a legacy for generations!

Part of creating a memorable experience is to get to know the two of you as a couple which will make you feel SO much more comfortable in front of my camera! I am so lucky to be able to work with couples who become more than just clients to me. They become some of my closest friends! I would love to be your elopement photographer and I can’t wait to help you plan your dream elopement! You can contact me >HERE< and I am so excited to hear from you!

Check out my other related blog posts:

4 Reasons Why You Should Elope
Ultimate Elopement Planning Guide
Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer
10 Incredible Places You Want to Elope
Elopement Checklist | How to Elope

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  1. /mariahedengren

    August 28th, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Totally agree about elopements making wedding days more intimate and memorable!

  2. Abbi Hearne

    August 28th, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Oh I love this! So many great points!

  3. Sara

    August 28th, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Such great advice! and these shots are all so stunning. Your a lighting magician.

  4. Emma

    August 28th, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I agree, eloping gets rid of the riff raff that happens on wedding days… when you elope you can just focus on the two of you and I like that! Where would your favorite place be to elope?

  5. sean oblizalo

    August 28th, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    All the good points! Great information for couples looking to elope!

  6. callie riesling

    August 28th, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Such a great article and I LOVE the photos you showcased! The variety of locations shown in your images just proves your points!

  7. Kara

    August 29th, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Elopements can be a beautiful way to have the stress-free day of your dreams!

  8. sam

    August 29th, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    such true reasons to elope! especially avoiding family drama, that’s such a factor for so many couples and eloping rids them of that!

  9. Traci

    August 29th, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Reason number two you listed for the win!

  10. Nicole Thomson

    August 30th, 2019 at 4:44 am

    I loved your point about drama! I had a small traditional wedding and wish I had eloped!

  11. Justyna Butler

    August 30th, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Yaaaas to all the tips you have provided! Yes yes yes!

  12. Supraket

    August 31st, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Hahahaha, I agree every bit of it! Though at times it’s because of the family that weddings happen!
    Lovely blog!

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