Real talk – not everybody loves a huge wedding. They’re stressful and the focus of the day is really more about pleasing the family than the couple getting married. If you ask me, that’s not the way it should be. 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, big weddings just aren’t for everyone! With that being said, every wedding doesn’t necessarily need to be the big black-tie affair with hundreds of people. Luckily, there’s another option for you! THANK GOODNESS!
Elopements are pretty much the exact oposite of a traditional wedding. You don’t have to worry about pleasing the family and picking out table linens. You can get married wherever you want and however you want! They allow the focus of YOUR wedding day to actually remain on the two of you. If you’re considering eloping 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 into all the wedding traditions
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 just the two of you or with your absolute closest friends (plus a rockin’ photographer so you can look back at these memories forever) – then it’s time to start planning out your elopement!
Signs You May Want to Elope
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 and you can be intentional on where you spend your money!
Check out this article to dive deeper into this–> How Much Does it Cost to Elope?
6. You’d rather spend your wedding day alone with your new spouse or with your absolute closest loved ones
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 (or if you want to elope with your closest friends and family) and spending some true quality time with your each other on your wedding day, eloping is probably the way to go!
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!
Want to elope?! What’s next?
I believe elopements are the best kind of wedding. They’re such an intentional and meaningful way of getting married and allow the focus of your wedding day to remain on the two of you! I believe that you deserve to have a day that you can look back on and actually want to do all over again! I’m here to help you turn your vision into reality. I’m here to help you plan out all the details and logistics of your elopement so that you can relax and enjoy every single moment throughout your elopement day without stressing out.
If anything on this list resonates with you, you’d love to have someone guide you through the entire process from finding your dream location to creating your elopement timeline I would be so stoked to hear from you! You can contact me and🡪 LET’S CHAT! I cannot wait to hear all about your vision and guide you through making it happen!
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