Monday, January 18, 2016

The Top 10 Reasons Why Eloping is Better Than a Wedding

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Being engaged means having a big wedding that costs thousands of dollars and takes months to plan, right? Not necessarily! More couples than ever are choosing to elope rather than have that traditional wedding experience, and here's why:

1. Money Savings

Eloping only costs around $200 while weddings can cost upwards of $30,000. For those who want to save, it's easy to see eloping is the affordable way to go.

2. No Planning

If you don't want to have a calendar that's packed full of tastings, fittings, color choices, and flower viewings for the next year, then eloping is definitely the way to go. The only thing you'll have to plan is when and where you'll go!

3. Less Stress

Booking vendors, stretching budgets, choosing details, and other decisions all place a lot of stress on the shoulders of both the bride and groom. Eloping doesn't present the same stresses, as there won't be any of those same details to figure out.

4. Quiet and Peaceful

Elopements are quick, quiet, and generally peaceful. If you don't want to make a spectacle out of yourself, it's a great way to go.

5. Many Destinations

Engaged couples can elope virtually anywhere they would like without having to plan out a destination wedding. They can even turn their elopement into a honeymoon celebration, which can make the trip much more special.

6. Better Honeymoon

When most couples have a traditional wedding they are limited with their honeymoon options because they've already spent so much on the actual wedding itself. Those who elope are able to go on much more lavish honeymoons without all the guilt.

7. No Pressure

Walking down the aisle, fitting in a dress, providing entertainment, etc., are all decisions that put a lot of pressure on the newlywed couple. When you elope, you don't even have to tell anyone that you're doing it!

8. Less Guilt

Those who elope spend far less time and money doing so, which means less guilt than those who have a traditional wedding.

9. Enjoying the Engagement

When you're not facing the pressure of planning a wedding, you'll be able to enjoy your engagement that much more.

10. Choosing Guests

With traditional weddings there is a lot of pressure of who to invite, but with elopements, that's not the case. You get to choose exactly who comes with, if you choose anyone at all.

About the Author: Gina is a guest contributor from Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, a beautiful Hocking Hills bed and breakfast that offers elopement services.