To Elope or Not to Elope?
We've all considered in the the midst of agonising over seating plans and scouring Pintrest during lunch breaks for that perfect wedding detail. But is eloping really so bad? With the average wedding approaching $50'000, it is quickly becoming a an attractive option amongst newly engaged couples. Far from the banished Runaway Bride of our parents era, eloping is now embraced for a variety of reasons. From financial to tricky family members and simply the thrill of having the entire day to just you and your groom.
Moira Hughes Bride, Sarah, opted for the full ceremony. Hair, make Up, Couture Gown - everything you would expect at a wedding minus the guests! She says it was ‘a breath of fresh air’ to keep the wedding an intimate day between the couple. ‘Friends and family were shocked at first but we had a party to include them a few weeks later, they thought it was exciting!’ Meaning she could just relax and enjoy the party atmosphere rather than the pressure of calling it a 'Reception' and agonising over every aspect.
Everyone from Megan Fox to Harrison Ford and Miranda Kerr have eloped - so - is it for you? The legal requirement is to give one month and one day notice. It doesn’t have to be in Vegas or City Hall either, couples are opting for mountains, beaches, forests, anywhere as private and romantic as possible. Friends and families are important to consider, will you regret not having them share one of the best days of your live? Is the pull of a stress-free, idyllic getaway with an extended honeymoon too much to deny? Let us know what you think….