Eloping is a perfectly acceptable option if you can’t face the prospect of organising a wedding. Aside from the inevitable stress that comes with being a bride, you have to deal with the unpredictability of the current health crisis. Some couples won’t know if or when they can plan their second attempt at blissful matrimony, which makes choosing to elope more appealing.
It’s essential to understand what you’ll be giving up in the process if you do choose to elope. While eloping is cheaper and doesn’t involve as much admin, making it easier for you, it comes at a price. A small venue with low capacity means you won’t be able to invite all of your loved ones to celebrate the occasion. In some cases, eloping is as basic as a bride, groom, and two witnesses.
If you believe that the pros outweigh the cons, investing in a non-traditional ceremony is the way forward. However, just because there are fewer variables than a church wedding doesn’t mean the process is a breeze. To go from engaged to elope with no preparation is a recipe for disaster. Instead, you should keep a handful of simple-yet-useful considerations in mind to ensure the occasion goes without a hitch.
In the infographic below, you’ll find a section entitled “From Engaged to Eloped,” which goes over the main factors that will ensure your elopement goes smoothly. This advice will help you to take care of the legal details and your family if you’ve decided to go for it.
And, if you haven’t decided yet, you can read through and weigh up the advantages!