“We want to avoid the expense of a huge wedding.” In today’s climate, there are many reasons financially to not have the expensive wedding. A larger scale wedding with the works, can cost a small fortune and couples are choosing to keep that money in their pockets for other things, and having the smaller ceremony, or an elopement.
Been Married Before
“We want a smaller wedding due to it being our second marriage.” Maybe one or both of the party have been previously married and they do not see the sense in having a full scale wedding, as they have “been there, done that”. They feel the intimate setting of an elopement suits them more, as they know what they want now.
“We want to avoid anxieties and problems that can arise planning a huge wedding.” The planning of a large scale wedding can take up to 12 months or more to execute, and due to the many facets of these affairs, there is stress and tension involved. These can be minimised or eradicated by an elopement.
Avoid Family Tensions
“We want to avoid any strain and upset arising from family issues.” There will not be hours of sleepless nights worrying about where to place family members on tables at the reception. All families have “sensitive” needs, and trying to appease all, can be like walking through a minefield. There are no worries like that with an elopement.
Doing It Our Way
“We want to experience our own day, our way, not filled with old fashioned traditions.” Some of the old traditions do not hold any sentimental meaning with people in this day and age. So, you are not bound by the traditional ways of ceremonies, you are free to do it your way through your elopement.
Having a Baby
“We are having a baby and want to marry before the baby arrives.” The delicate time frames and even dress sizes, will not be of concern for you at your intimate elopement. If the importance of your marriage date supersedes the need to have a year long, planning, time, then elopement could be your choice.
Keeping the Focus on Us
“We want to keep the focus on our love and committment to each other, without other distractions.” In this fast paced world, there are not many times where you can be totally focused on the one thing. Keeping stress factors to a minimum, an elopement can guarantee you and your partner will be able to focus on just the two of you. Very romantic!
“We want a private, intimate, ceremony.” If privacy is important to you, then an elopement will definitely deliver.
“We want to run away together and be adventurous.” Maybe you feel a sense of adventure in most aspects of life, maybe you are always living on the edge, being different. Then a regular large scale wedding may not be to your liking. With an elopement, you can choose how adventurous you wish to be.