Eloping has changed a lot since our parents days. Its not about sneaking off in the middle of the night with a guy your folks disapprove of. Eloping has become a lot more fun and a lot less frowned upon in 2015. Weddings have blown up into something absolutely colossal in today’s culture, but still more and more couples are choosing to elope. Choosing to elope doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun aspects of your wedding, it just keeps the ceremony simple, and what you choose to do afterwards is up to you and your groom.
In some ways, the new trend of eloping is complete genius. You take away the stress of seating arrangements and an expensive dinner and you can replace it with a fun and relaxed cocktail party with no pressure. And thats the beauty of it - whether or not you implement speeches, have a formal dinner, or invite a huge gathering, you can cater that intimate occasion however you and your groom see fit. The options are endless and you still get to celebrate your love with everyone that you care about afterwards.
According to the Bride’s magazine 2012 American Wedding Study, an average non-destination wedding costs around $25,000 these days, which may be a hard pill to swallow for some couples. It’s one thing if you enjoy everything that comes along with a wedding; it’s a small price to pay for a day you’ll always remember. But if you have anxiety just thinking about the receiving line, then eloping might be the answer you and your groom!