How to Elope on a Budget
Back in the day, an elopement was all about running away from home to get married in a more casual setting than the fancy venues that were more traditional. They were spur of the moment, ‘Hey, let’s get married’ decisions. And they can certainly still be that today! However, today we have more ability than ever to include the people we want at our special days, and not with any of the fuss and expense of a traditional wedding.
That fuss can get expensive! An elopement wedding can be affordable and still full of all the magic and love that makes all weddings happen. It just takes a little more planning, something a wedding planner can help with!
After all, an elopement doesn’t have to miss out on the fun that you want. If you’ve always dreamed of a big cake? That can happen. Especially if you want to combine it with that trip to a national park you’ve always dreamed about. There isn’t anything better than enjoying a dream pastry on a mountain top. Or an art gallery. Or a city park. Really, anywhere you want to say “I Do Take You!”. You can be as creative as you want for your elopement!
One of the coolest things about modern elopements, is that they can involve the people you want. You can invite a favorite cousin, your best friend, you grandmother... really, the sky is the limit! Or you can invite just a few and then go somewhere fun where everyone can attend! If you choose a venue where there is already an event, like a concert or theater show, you don’t even have to plan anything! Everyone can be there having fun, celebrate you and your spouse, and you didn’t have to spend any extra on catering for fifty people. In many locations, you can see about group packages for attendance... that can create even more savings and less fuss!
Planning your elopement can be complex or simple. Did you always imagine flowers at your wedding? Find a field of wildflowers and tie them up with a gorgeous sash, ribbon or special lace to carry down the aisle. When you make creative choices for your elopement you can drastically reduce wedding costs and have a unique adventure!
Take the part of the weddings that are most important to you and mash them together in a new way, and create a space that is unique for you and the one you love. Not only does it make it more affordable, it makes out of the box memories that are priceless. That dough you saved on venue, catering, and other frills of a traditional wedding can help get professional photos or other ways to capture those moments forever!