5 Reasons You Might Want To Elope

5 Reasons You Might Want To Elope
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Now that you’re engaged, there is work to be done; you need to organize your wedding. Yet what if that’s not something that interests you? What if you don’t feel that a wedding (in the traditional sense) is what you want at all? Perhaps it would be better for you and your partner if you simply ran away together and got married, enjoying the fun and excitement that an elopement would bring. If that sounds appealing, but you’re still not quite sure, read on; here are some excellent reasons why you might want to elope.

You Don’t Want To Be The Center Of Attention

Some people adore being in the spotlight; they thrive on it. They want people to look at them, and they want to be noticed. Others might not enjoy it in such an obvious way, but they still don’t mind being the center of attention once in a while, and their wedding day is an ideal opportunity to be the person who is noticed.

Yet, for some, this is the last thing they want. They don’t want to be seen at all, and they hate to be the center of attention; in fact, it’s something they try to avoid as much as possible. In this case, a big wedding ceremony surrounded by lots of people would be something that they would hate, and if they did it, they might not enjoy the day at all, which is not what it’s all about. Eloping means not having to worry about this, and you can still get married to the love of your life.

Money Is Tight

The truth is that weddings cost a lot of money, and even when you are on a budget, it’s still going to cost you many thousands of dollars for just the basics. If you don’t have that kind of money to spend, or if you’d rather spend it on a down payment for a house or an amazing honeymoon, for example, then eloping will help. You’ll still need to pay a little for the ceremony no matter how you do it, but you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a dress, cake, car, and so on.

When your finances are in a better place, you can then arrange for a big party with live music or a DJ from Alive Network and a beautifully designed cake and everything else you want. In that way, your friends and family can celebrate with you after the wedding itself has happened and everyone will be happy.

You’re Being Pressured

Everyone is going to have something to say about what you ‘should’ do when it comes to planning your wedding. Friends and family will usually try to offer advice and even give you information about who to contact and use and what you need to include. Most of the time, this advice is well-meant, and although you might like some of the ideas, no one is going to be upset if you turn something down; after all, they know it’s your big day, and it’s your choice.

However, sometimes this advice is not so well-meant. Sometimes it isn’t even advice at all, but an instruction. For example, some people – mostly parents, although other people can be included in this list – will insist on you having your wedding in a certain way, held at a particular venue, they’ll tell you who to invite and what to wear and more. Although you might not want some or any of these things, the pressure you’re put under to include them can mean you simply agree, and your wedding becomes what someone else wants, not what you and your partner want.

If you feel pressured about anything or everything, then elopement can sound like an excellent idea. You won’t have to worry about having a wedding day that doesn’t suit you. Of course, an elopement might be something that causes a problem with some family members or friends, but these will be the ones who would have been upset if you had gone against their plans for your wedding anyway, and at least you’ll have been married in the simple, fuss-free way you wanted.

You Don’t Like Decision Making

If you’re the kind of person who prefers things to just play out and has minimal input because you don’t like or are unable to make decisions, then planning a wedding is going to be extremely stressful and unpleasant. Even if you engage a wedding planner, you’ll still need to decide on the final outcome, and this can take away from the enjoyment of your wedding day, especially if you worry that you’ve made the wrong choice.

If you elope, you don’t have to make any of these big decisions. The only thing you need to think about is where you’re going to get married and perhaps what you’re going to wear. Other than that, the day will unfold without any pressure and without having to make any decisions – at least not big ones anyway. As a result, you’ll feel more relaxed and enjoy your wedding day to the utmost because you’ll have a lot less stress surrounding it.

You Want An Intimate Wedding

Not everyone needs a big, fancy wedding with all the bells and whistles that go along with it. For some, this is something they would usually avoid at all costs, so why include it on their wedding day? If you prefer something simpler, an elopement could be exactly the right thing.

When you elope, you’ll just need the two of you and someone to conduct the wedding ceremony. Plus, you’ll need wedding rings, a license, and witnesses. However, compared to what you would ‘need’ for a bigger wedding in the traditional sense, elopement offers much more peace and intimacy that you can remember without all the noise and stress that goes with a standard wedding.