To Elope Or Not To Elope: The Pros And Cons Of Tying The Knot In A Private Ceremony

This means that if you decide to take a detour after your ceremony and before celebrating over some dinner, you can do so without worrying about other too many other people.

Simply bring the few friends or family members who acted as your witnesses, and do whatever you want to celebrate at that moment.

Another massive upside that brides and grooms love is the lack of pressure. Forget formal greetings, anxiety-inducing speeches in front of big crowds, and even just the pressure to be in full bridal glam.

If you elope, there is an air of freedom– meaning that couples won’t feel like they have to “perform” for their guests. Instead, you and your partner can just focus on each other and whatever makes you both feel most loved without any external pressure to act a certain way.

Finally, elopements are surefire money savers. Without a massive guest list, you have infinitely more options for venues. You also won’t have to worry about providing food, drinks, and favors for 100 or more guests.

Instead, that money can be allocated toward a variety of other things– such as choosing a true bucket list-worthy ceremony destination, embarking on a longer honeymoon, or even the downpayment on a house.

Whatever you choose to use the extra funds for, the savings will be there waiting for you to play with.

Downsides To Eloping

While elopement may be the right choice for some people, it is not always an ideal way to tie the knot for every couple for a few key reasons.

First of all, the sheer nature of eloping means that you will not be able to invite all of your family members or close friends. And some people in your life may have a big problem with that.

So, it is important to take stock of what matters most to you. And if you really want to elope and hope to avoid damaging already strained relationships, it is critical to have a conversation upfront about your wedding intentions.

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