Firstly, what is an elopement? An elopement is an intimate, experience-driven, intentional celebration of your relationship that focuses on what matters most- two people exchanging their vows and committing their lives to one another.
Eloping allows you to set aside stress, and expectations, and throw out any traditions you don’t feel connected to. You can elope just the two of you, or you can elope surrounded by your very closest family and friends.
Okay, so now that we’ve covered that, let’s talk about the WHY.
Here are our top reasons why an elopement might be right for you:
- They’re extremely intimate and intentional. Elopements allow you and your partner to have an authentic celebration of your love that truly represents your relationship. For many people, having a huge, traditional wedding isn’t what they want. And that’s totally okay. They also allow you to spend time with your partner on the wedding day. With a hundred or so guests vying for your attention, time can quickly fly by. Elopements allow you to be with your partner the whole day and set aside quality time to enjoy every second.
- It saves money and stress: Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful and can be very overwhelming! Not everyone wants to plan a huge party for 100-150 people. Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare that you end up dreading. Elopements aren’t rushed, stressful events. Instead, they’re relaxed, easy-going, and allow you to be fully present on your day. Instead of being about what everybody else wants, your wedding day becomes truly about celebrating the love you and your partner share.
- They save waste: Weddings also create a lot of waste. For a wedding with a guest list of around 100-120 people, there can be an average amount of 400-600 lbs of waste! Between invitations, name cards, programs, uneaten food, gift wrapping, decor, disposable dishes, etc (the list goes on and on), it can add up shockingly fast. Not only are elopements more wallet-friendly, but they are also more environmentally friendly too!
Now that you know what an elopement is and why we think they work for some couples, get in touch to chat about yours, hosted at the beautiful Villa Isabella.