#1 - COST
Eloping can less expensive than having a traditional wedding. You don’t have to worry about all the expenses associated with a wedding like catering, wedding attire, decorations, and venue fees. All this can add up quickly. Not all elopements have budgets in mind though. Some couples choose to elope internationally or splurge on experiences so their budget is spent on upscale experiences rather than a venue, florals, and food.
#2 - TIME
Eloping couples can have a planned elopement in as little as 1 week or planning can take place 6 months to a year in advance. You don't have as many factors that dictate your timeline. It is often much quicker than having a traditional wedding which has a lot of parts to consider. You don't have to plan and prepare for months, you can elope and be married within a few days.
#3 - STress
Let's face it! Weddings can be stressful if you're trying to do everything yourself. The weight of curating a whole day can often be too much for couples to handle. Eloping is a much less stressful option than having a wedding. You don’t have to worry about inviting guests or making sure everyone is happy. You also can have flexible dates in the event of inclimate weather. If you don't want rain on your day, a great way to eliminate that stress is to build in buffer days.
#4 - Intimacy
Elopements are more intimate than having a wedding. Even with a few guest. It is still an intimate experience in the moment. If it's just the two of you, you don't have to worry about anyone else, and you can focus solely on each other.
#5 - Personalization
Eloping allows you to create a ceremony that is unique and personal to you as a couple. You can incorporate any symbolic elements you want into your ceremony, without having to worry about pleasing anyone else.
#6 - Adventure
Eloping is a great opportunity to go on an adventure together. You can choose to elope in a destination of your choice and make it a memorable trip for the two of you.
#7 - Memories
Eloping allows you to create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Instead of focusing on all the details that go into planning a wedding, you can focus on making beautiful memories together.