Reasons to Elope in 2021
Eloping is much different in today’s world. In the past, it meant an unexpected trip to get married. Nowadays, an elopement can have just as much planning and investments as a traditional wedding depending on exactly what you want to do.
In the same way that many couples want to gather with their friends and family to celebrate the start of their marriage. Just as many would rather go to an epic location in the mountains or somewhere in nature to share their vows in an intimate setting. Either decision is a great way to start your marriage. Ultimately, as long as you do what you want to do and plan the day you want, you’re going to have a wonderful time.
So, if you’re on the fence and trying to decide if you’d like to plan a traditional wedding or an elopement, we’re sharing our four reasons to elope in 2021. We hope they help you make the decision that’s right for you!
You Want Something Different
Choosing to elope gives you the chance to do something that no other couple has done. You can plan a day that is unique to you and your relationship. If you love the beach, you can get married at your favorite beach. Plus, you’re not confined to the rules of more traditional wedding venues so if you want to stay later and have a bonfire (safely) you can do so. Even if you choose a location like Yosemite, where elopements are common, you can still design your day as no other couple could.
You Want an Intimate & Intentional Experience
Even a traditional wedding can be intimate and intentional. All weddings have the chance to be an incredible one-of-a-kind experience. It’s just that planning a wedding day for you and your loved ones is typically more difficult than planning an elopement experience for just the two of you. When you plan an elopement you automatically get to remove all outside expectations. This day and this experience is 100% yours and yours alone. Each choice you make can be sentimental in your relationship.
To Explore Somewhere New
Another one of our reasons to elope is that you get to explore somewhere new. Is there somewhere on your bucket list of places to travel to or a mountain that you’d like to climb? Check into the rules surrounding marriages in that place and see if it’s possible for you to get married there! That’s one of the most amazing things about eloping. You are in control of every creative decision made around the day.
Less Planning Involved
It’s no secret that planning a wedding is basically like a full-time job. There are so many wedding vendors you’ll want to be a part of your day. However, if you plan an elopement, you can cut down on the number of vendors you’ll need. This also means you’ll save some money on wedding costs! And if you choose to do so you can have a longer or more extravagant honeymoon.