Nearly every little girl dreams of one day finding their very own prince, walking down the aisle and riding off into the sunset to her happily ever after; however, circumstances sometimes alter dreams. Family division, financial deficits, and other life events may change the vision. Life changes do not mean that you still can’t have your dream ceremony. The good news is that the choice to elope can be a smart choice.
Here are 5 reasons why:
1. Cost Efficient
You can have an intimate, elegant wedding with a few close family and friends who gather to witness your love and commitment without the expense of a traditional wedding. No more dinner for 200 people. Save money! Plan to buy that dream home or to someday start a family.
2. No need to fly to Vegas.
Eloping to sin city is a story couples will be able to share with their children and grandchildren. It is romantic, adventurous, and spontaneous; however, other states and cities now offer the same experience, including here in Houston.
3. Ease of Scheduling
Planning a traditional wedding involves selecting a date, time and venue that will accommodate a host of people: bridesmaids, groomsmen, family, guest, etc. Plans for elopement need only involve the bride and a handful of guests-What a stress relief!
4. Get married anywhere.
Do you want to marry at the courthouse, exchange vows at the family beach house, in the park, etc.? Why not go for it? Any place is a great setting as long as the bride and groom are happy.
5. You’ll maintain your sanity.
Planning a wedding requires a great deal of work: catering, venues, bands, invitations, and dress fittings, not to mention the unsolicited opinions of well meaning people. Eloping allows the bride and groom to plan their wedding tailored to their desires with ease.
The most important aspect to any union is the happiness of the couple. Whether there is fancy celebration or not, if it feels right, do it!