There was a time when eloping was only a form of escape for couples who wanted to get married secretly and suddenly. Times have changed.
Elopement is no longer something to do in secret. In fact, with the love of your life besides you, you can choose an incredibly romantic destination to elope to. Somewhere that has a special meaning to you both.
Let us explore the 5 reasons for why you should elope and how a decision to elope can morph into a flawlessly adventurous experience for any couple-to-be.
1. Symbol of Expression
Love is love and it should be celebrated in a personal way that represents the mutual love between the love birds. Eloping, as a symbol of expression, allows you to express the spontaneity and symbolic freedom of your relationship without worrying about anyone else.
2. Keeping It Romantic
Cancelling the stress of guest lists, bills for caterers, decorations, and booking arrangements.
When you choose to elope, you’re doing just that—cancelling the extra stress that comes with bigger weddings. To make your ceremony romantic, intimate, and about you, eloping is a good enough reason. After all, every reason that leads you to crafting a unique experience is worth pursuing. Eloping allows the freedom to make up your own rules.
3. Hitting Two Birds With One Stone
Every wedding is followed by a honeymoon. People tend to believe a honeymoon is the break you need to decompress after a traditional wedding event. A wedding ceremony, regardless of its type, should be the beginning of a honeymoon period. Elopement is the only form of wedding type that can be considered a true predecessor to a beautiful honeymoon.
As you plan your elopement, you can choose any destination you want. Whether it’s a local spot that is special to you two, your favorite National Park, or somewhere completely new, you can have a wedding and a honeymoon together in harmony.
4. At Your Terms
Traditional weddings are great, and I love weddings; however, they reinforce traditional norms that are not always inclusive.
Eloping offers an opportunity to break the stereotypes of traditional couple weddings that might not be a reflection of who you truly are. I believe those who elope can establish wedding norms that are inclusive and centered around the notions of love and acceptance.
Moreover, you can add some fun to your elopement and have the ceremony at your own terms.
5. Environmentally Friendly
According to Mavinhouse Events, the carbon footprint of an elopement ceremony is considerably less than the carbon footprint of a conventional wedding.
If you love nature and wish to be under the dome of the sky without creating any dissonance for the environment, an exchange of vows in an elopement destination wedding is the right call for you to make.
At Desert Paintbrush, I plan and execute the most romantic, wild, and imperfect escapades. Just like the certainty of love and excitement of elopement, you can count on me to deliver an unparalleled and unconventional wedding adventure that you will cherish for years to come.