To Elope Or Not To Elope
Welcome back lovebirds!
Today we are talking about a very hot topic: Micro Weddings and Elopements.
We know we have done a blog on this subject before…BUT today we are talking about the idea and question of whether or not you should elope…
As you know, 2020 was the year of the smaller event thanks to Covid.
Now, 2021 has been more about celebrating and finally getting to WED — BUT — micro weddings and elopements are still happening.
Are you wondering why?
We think this is a trend to stay. There is a lot to be said about the positive points for doing smaller affairs and we are going to run through some reasons on why you still might want to elope or do a micro wedding despite Covid not being the determining factor.
To Elope Or Not To Elope
Reasons TO ELOPE:
Smaller weddings mean smaller guest counts which means a lot more money to go things you want to spend your budget on: photographer, food, honeymoon, etc.
Intimacy and Meaningful
Sometimes when you have a big day, it can feel a little less special and more like a show. If you have a smaller event then you may feel like you can really connect with the people who are there.
Micro weddings and elopements typically happen during the weekday or in slower seasons for wedding planning. Also, due to their size this may mean that venues and vendors have more flexibility to schedule them!
Destination Wedding Fun
When you think on a smaller scale, this might make traveling to your dream wedding destination more of a possibility! Plus, guests might be able to make it on the trip too!
If you are just focused on getting married and not all the fuss that can surround larger days, the likelihood that your stress level goes down goes way up!
Now, if you are wondering if there are any reasons to possibly not think smaller when it comes to your wedding, here are some reasons we came up:
Reasons to possibly NOT Elope
Inability To Celebrate With Everyone
When you go to a smaller type event, that usually means not being able to invite everyone you know to your big day. This can sometimes risk hurting people’s feelings or even make you sad not to see all the faces you want to see.
Not Getting Your “Dream Wedding”
By doing a more intimate event, some people worry that they are risking the ability to have that wedding they have always dreamt of. They think smaller means losing out on detail or sentiment…
Not as Traditional
With the idea of doing this newer “cooler” type of wedding, it is some people’s opinions that tradition of a “big day” will be lost if you do a micro wedding or elopement.
So, as you can see lovebirds, like with anything in life, there are pro’s and con’s to the idea of eloping..
We are big fans though and as we can see in the Central Texas area, lots of couples are loving this new idea and option for their special day too.
Need help knowing what venues can help you with your micro wedding or elopement?
Let us know and we will connect you with your favorite venues to discuss availability and smaller options 🙂
Until then, we can’t wait to hear about all your planning adventures!
Cheers to love and cheers to intimate events!