The phrase “elopement wedding” to most probably sounds like a perfect contradiction. Weddings are large celebrations, filled with seating charts, cake tastings, and everything in between. Elopements are more intimate affairs with a handful of guests and no real planning, right? Well, not necessarily. The beauty of an elopement is blending both traditional and non-traditional elements, making your day exactly what you’ve envisioned.
Planning an entire wedding can feel like a daunting commitment, but an elopement at times requires some planning, too. Where should you have your ceremony? Who should be invited? What special details should be incorporated into your day? Fortunately, there are so many options on the wedding spectrum that helps relieve some of the pressures of planning.
What exactly is an elopement wedding? An elopement wedding is generally thought of as a couple fleeing without informing their friends or relatives, although this concept has evolved through time. Now, an elopement wedding means that you are marrying and celebrating with only yourself or a small group in a simple, more relaxed setting.
The charm of an elopement is that you have a plethora of alternatives for where to have your ceremony. As a result, elopements can be officiated in public parks or beaches, in someone’s home, or in a backyard. Did you wish to exchange your vows on the river’s edge or a mountain? The elopement can be practically wherever you want it to be, without having to worry about a large deposit on a wedding site. Because they generally need little to no setup and the possibilities are endless.