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Why You Should Elope | Eloping Takes the Stress out of Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. All of the little details that have to come together all at the same time for a perfect wedding day can be so time consuming. But, I know of one sure-fire way to ensure that your big day is full of good vibes and good memories – ELOPE! Here are some fantastic reasons Why You Should Elope!

Here are >>5 Ways Eloping Takes the Stress out of Wedding Planning<<reasons to elope

Why You Should Elope

1. Your Day Becomes Completely About Your and Your Significant Other

The thought of scrambling to appease your families’ thoughts and beliefs about what your wedding should be can be very tiresome. Eloping can help ensure that your day is focused on what’s truly
important – you and your partner committing yourselves to each other, for LIFE. Doing what feels most authentic to your relationship is the most important part of your big day.

2. You Won’t Have to Spend Every Weekend and Lunch-Break Planning
Your Big Day

Traditional weddings require a lot of little details. This means meetings with your dessert vendor to pick out flavors, calls with your DJ to discuss your playlist, trips to your venue to discuss floor plans, tastings with your caterer, trips the florist to discuss flowers and bouquets, and many more (can you even believe that!?) details. Eloping helps dwindle down all of the unnecessary meetings which helps you reclaim your time!reasons to elope

3. You Don’t Need to Question Your Decisions

A lot of traditional wedding planning comes with questions. And a lot of the questions force you to take in the opinions of others. How will we track down our full guest lists’ addresses? Do we need to give our cousin a plus one because he recently entered a relationship? Will the crowd like what we’ve chosen for dinner? Will they think our playlist is great dance music? Will they like the people they’re seated next to at dinner?

Eloping eliminates the need to question your own decisions, and eliminates the need to cater to other peoples’ needs. It helps provide the freedom to know what the only things that matter on your wedding day are the few details you’ve put into place, for yourself. No more caring what your great Aunt Becky is going to think of dinner!adventure elopement in the mountains

4. You Can Put All Your Focus into the Few Wedding Details You Find Truly Important

Eloping allows you to put your focus onto the vendors that are most important to you. Have you always dreamt of getting married in a National Park with a dreamy skyline behind you? Then do it! (If you’re still looking for the perfect spot – check out my blog to see 10 National Parks to Elope In!) Most wedding decisions really do boil down to your budget. Eloping really isn’t much different, but you can really focus on your priorities and what you value! You can put your money towards that dream dress or that awesome photographer you want to hire to capture your amazing day together whether it be local or at a gorgeous waterfall in Iceland!

Other details some couples choose to splurge on for their elopement? Ones I see often are their rings, their dress or tux, or their florals. The items you choose to splurge on are totally up to you, just make sure they’re the things you and your fiancé value most!elopement photographer for adventurous couples in the outdoors

Why You Should Elope

5. You Don’t Have to Worry About Being the Center of Attention | Why You Should Elope

A lot of people shudder at the thought of having all eyes on them. Some people spend their whole lives planning their dream wedding, while others die a little inside at the thought of knowing everybody will be watching their movement for a full day. Eloping dissolves this concern and allows you to soak in the attention of the one person you want the attention of the most, your fiancé.

6. Have your honeymoon where you elope!

If you choose to elope in a location you’ve always dreamed of going why not have your honeymoon where you elope?! This will save you from having to take another flight and allow you to have a more relaxed elopement day and honeymoon! So, when choosing a location consider a location that the two of you would love to spend more time exploring!

There ya have it folks, 5 reasons why you should elope! If you’ve ever looked directly in the eyes of your fiancé and said ‘Let’s elope’, I’m here to tell you, you won’t regret it! Want to read a little bit more about elopements before you dive in and commit to having one? LET’S CHAT!

Or, you can check out my related blog posts:
5 Helpful Elopement Tips
3 Reasons Eloping is Better Than A Traditional Wedding
How to Make Your Elopement Special
5 Tips to Start Planning Your Wedding
Ultimate Elopement Planning Guide

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  1. Daniela

    October 21st, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Great tips for every couple still being on the edge! Sums up why elopements are so awesome!

  2. Traci

    October 22nd, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Beautiful images and i am all for eloping!

  3. Rebekah

    October 22nd, 2019 at 12:23 am

    This is all SO TRUE! So much great info about why eloping is the best! Eloping was the best decision I ever made. Besides choosing to marry my husband!

  4. Stephanie Betsill

    October 22nd, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful! You always shoot at the most amazing locations!!

  5. Autumn

    October 23rd, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I love all the reasons you covered for eloping! Removing stress is a huge one!

  6. Cassandra Oldenburg

    October 23rd, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Such great points on why a couple should forgo the big wedding and opt for something intimate like eloping! Also your photos are incredible!

  7. Justyna Butler

    October 23rd, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Those locations absolutely rock!

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