May 2, 2019

Is An Elopement Right for You?

Is An Elopement Right for You?
Is An Elopement Right for You? by Coastal Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Friske Photography

Elopements are an exciting and perfect sensical choice for some couples, and others…not so much.

So what is an elopement really and is it right for you? Let’s discuss!

What is an Elopement?

By definition an elopement is secretly running away to get married, especially without parental consent.

While this may be the Webster standard from ten years ago, in recent years, this mindset has shifted.

Priorities have adjusted and couples are looking for a more intimate way to spend their wedding day with close family and friends. This can be at a simple favorite spot, or a more epic location!

Elopements can be really special in that the fluff is taken away and the moments are solely focused around the bride and groom tying the knot.

There can also be a lot less stress and more intentional time spent together after just getting married.

Whether it’s a destination elopement in an exotic place, or right at home on your favorite beach, the possibilities are endless. All you really need is an officiant and a photographer!

The Benefits of an Elopement

An elopement is definitely the nontraditional route, but it can have many benefits.

I could be the option that suits you and your personality best and maybe you’re more passionate about building a life together than throwing an expensive party.

Everyone has different goals, visions, expectations, desires, and thoughts going into marriage. The only thing that truly matters is choosing the right option for the two of you, together!

Some of those benefits are:

  • There is less stress since you’re not planning an event with hundreds of guests.
  • It can feel more intimate.
  • It saves you the time and energy of planning a wedding.
  • It saves you money that you can invest elsewhere.
  • It can feel super romantic and whimsical.

Is an Elopement Right for You?

Is An Elopement Right for You? by Coastal Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Friske Photography
Is An Elopement Right for You? by Coastal Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Friske Photography

No one can answer that question for you except you and your bride/groom!

But if you want the day to be solely centered around the two of you and you’re okay with going the unconventional route, it’s a great opportunity to explore an exotic place, get killer photos, and start this next chapter of your lives together!

Have you or would you ever consider an elopement? Weigh in below!

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