Real talk – everybody loves a wedding. But weddings can get stressful in a hurry. From the hundreds of envelopes you’ll lick and stamp for your invites, to figuring out all of the details to make the big day happen, weddings can be…. too much! With that being said, every wedding doesn’t necessarily need to be the big black-tie affair with hundreds of people. Some people choose to opt for an intimate elopement instead. Have you ever thought of eloping or are you trying to figure out if eloping is right for you? Here are 7 Signs You May Want to Elope!
>>7 Signs You May Want To Elope<<
7 Signs You May Want to Elope
1. You’re not into being the center of attention
Although some people live for the attention to be on them, maybe that’s just not you. If the thought of tripping as you walk up the isle, or stumbling on your words as you say your vows in front of a crowd makes you sick to your stomach, a traditional wedding may not be for you. But that’s okay! Eloping can help you still have the wedding of your dreams with the person who matters the most. Eloping allows you to celebrate your relationship fully, without all of the attention.
2. The thought of a ‘big wedding’ stresses you out… big time
There can be so much pressure behind planning a big wedding. When you spend a lot of time planning something, you want it all to be perfect. As you plan your big day you should feel excited (you’re marrying your best friend!), but many people begin to feel bogged down and stressed out by the craziness of it all. If thinking about running off on an adventure and eloping brings you a level of peace, then maybe the big wedding was never in the cards for you anyway. Elopements can help ensure that your wedding day still brings alllllll the joy, without all the extra stress.
3. You love to travel and explore
I’m a little biased… but if you asked me the best part about eloping, my answer would be easy – YOU CAN PICK ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO DO IT! If you and your fiance are already seasoned explorers and love to spend your weekends traveling to new places, eloping is the perfect opportunity to travel and explore a new beautiful place (and get married while you’re at it!).
4. You’re not a traditional couple
You and your soon to be spouse may not care about following the societal tradition of a big wedding. That’s okay! You don’t need to have a big hoopla party just because other people do. Your wedding day should be extremely authentic to you as a couple, and the way you exchange your vows should feel very personal to you as a couple. If that means exchanging vows on a mountain top with three of your closest friends (plus a rockin’ photographer so you can look back at these memories forever) – then DO YOU BOO BOO.
5. You think your money could be better spent elsewhere
With the average cost of a wedding steadily rising over the past decade, sometimes planning a wedding can be financially stressful. It may leave you picking between a big wedding, a luxurious honeymoon, or a down payment on your first house as a couple. Eloping allows you to splurge on the areas you find most important, while also allowing you to stick to a budget.
6. You’d rather spend your wedding day alone with your partner
Traditional weddings are typically spent with other people. Sure, you kiss your now spouse and stare into their eyes during your ceremony, but the rest of the day is spent mingling with your guests. If you like the thought of everyone being together for your big day, a traditional wedding may fit the bill for you. But if you’d rather spend the day with just the two of you, and spending some true quality time with your them on your wedding day, eloping may be the way to go for you.
7. YOU. WANT. TO. ELOPE.
It’s as simple as that. Once you’re engaged people start bombarding you with questions about when the big day is, where it’s being held, who you’re inviting, etc. Eloping helps relieve a lot of stress, because you don’t have to think about these things. There is no better reason to elope than simply wanting to elope. Don’t feel like you need to rationalize your decision to anybody, this is your wedding day!
If you’re newly engaged and anything on this list resonates with you, you may want to consider eloping! If you’re looking for some recommendations for places to elope, or for elopement photographers 🡪 LET’S CHAT! I’m here to help guide you through every single step! I’m here to help you plan and handle the logisistics so you can have a stress free day!
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