We’ve been seeing a huge increase in elopements over the past year or so. It seems more and more couples are scraping all the planning and politics of a big wedding, and making a break for it, with something a lot more intimate.
Whatever the reason you’re eloping, and wherever you’re eloping to, it’s still just as important to make it special.
So here’s list of helpful dos and dont’s for any couple planning an elopement of their own.
Do Make it all about you: Make sure you do exactly what YOU want to do, be as formal or as informal as you like, all that matters is that the day is special to you as a couple
Don’t feel guilty: Couples often feel guilty about eloping. Whilst this is completely natural, you shouldn’t feel you have to justify your decision to anyone. Your wedding day is exactly that, YOUR wedding day.
Don’t worry about the Guest List: A serious benefit to eloping is you don’t have to face the usual guest list politics…no further explanation needed!
Do Make the Most of the Savings: A common reason for eloping is that costs of a larger wedding can easily get out of hand.
Make the most of elopement cost savings and treat yourselves to something a little luxurious
Do Hire a Wedding Planner: There is a tendency to think that on a smaller scale you can manage things yourselves…and potentially you can. There may only be two of you, but you are still going to need someone to help you organize everything.
Don’t Miss Out: When it’s just you and your partner you may be thinking of keeping things simple. That’s absolutely fine if that’s what you want, but don’t miss out just because everything is on a smaller scale…if you want the whole shebang, you have the whole shebang!