Should I Just Elope?


Maybe you’ve never said it, but I’m sure you’ve heard someone at some point say, “Maybe we should just elope.”

I get it. I do. Being engaged is exciting and fun. Wedding planning is stressful and can be overwhelming. The wedding day can get expensive. Before you decide to ditch the formalities of the day and jump on a plane to the Irish countryside (that’s what I wanted to do), take a moment to consider a few things to decide if you should elope.

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Will I miss sharing the day with everyone?

I think this is the most important question to ask yourself when considering an elopement. Elopements are intended to be small and intimate. The average elopement is 12 guests max, with many having a guest list of less than 5. If you can’t stand the idea of not being surrounded by all of your extended family and friends as you say I Do, then an elopement may not be for you.

Am I ok with keeping things short and sweet?

Traditionally an elopement is a quick ceremony. There is no bridal party. There are very few getting ready images. Most of the time there is no reception celebration. If you hate being the center of attention, decisions overwhelm you, or if you find the idea of a short simple ceremony romantic and lovely—then an elopement may be for you!

Do I crave adventure?

Feeling adventurous? Ready for a “just us” experience? No pressure, no opinions of others, no stress, no regrets. Plenty of time to melt into one another arms and just be you. For couples who see life as an adventure, it only makes sense to start your life as newlyweds with wanderlust and exploration.

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If you answered yes to all three of these questions then an elopement may be for you! Remember eloping is a big decision. You may hurt a few family members feelings, but at the end of the day your wedding day is yours. Choose a path that makes you happy and feels right for you!

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Ready to elope? Studio 1534 loves to travel and offers elopement packages starting at $800. Send a message today to learn more!



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