Planning a wedding is fun! But let’s be honest, it can be a little stressful at times. This is why many brides are at least considering eloping instead! Here’s why I think it’s worth some thought…
It’s more budget friendly
The cost of feeding 200 people compared to the cost of two flights to another country… can you see where I’m going with this?
If your wedding budget is a concern, eloping might just be for you! You could put aside more money for other things, like a home or honeymoon.
Do it for the adventure
Is there a country you have always wanted to visit? Now imagine traveling there with your favourite person and exchanging vows in a magical and romantic city!
You can combine this with your honeymoon
Extended honeymoon anyone? Sipping cocktails on the beach right after tying the knot sounds like a dream!
The time factor
There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to get married soon. Planning a wedding can take up to a year and not everybody has that time! Eloping is a much quicker affair to put together and can be done in a few weeks or days!
Fewer things to worry about
Guests flying from different countries? Divorced parents who don’t want to sit together? Food choices not everyone will approve of? Forget all that. When planning an elopement, you only need to worry about the two of you!
… A compromise
Not sure if you can bear the thought of leaving your family and friends out of the festivities? I suggest a romantic elopement followed by a celebration with everyone when you get back. You could still keep things low key!
Main image by Innocent Thunder Photography
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.