12 Best Elope Ideas
Nowadays, couples are in love but not in love with the idea of spending so much on their weddings. These budget conscious couples are deciding more often to forego extravagant and big budget weddings for simple and elegant elopements.
If the idea of saving your budget for a nice down payment on a new home, chucking traditional wedding plans that can overwhelm even the calmest soul, or you are a creative couple with stylish ideas, then an elopement is going to be an attractive alternative. Save your money and don’t pull your hair out. We will share simple and elegant options that will make your wedding memorable.
Gone are the days when going to City Hall and Las Vegas are you only options; when cakes must be at least 3 layers high and cost 20% of your budget; when dresses must be classic, designer and trend-setting. We have put together a list of the 12 best elope ideas just for you.
1. Gorgeous Parks
New Orleans has over 200 beautifully preserved parks. 2 major parks that are an enchanting oasis make perfect spots for eloping are City Park and Audubon Park.
2. Riverfront or City Views
View the mighty Mississippi river or use the city skyline as a perfect backdrop for your elopement.
3. Tie the knot on a cruise wedding by the captain of the ship.
Several cruise lines offer wedding packages. If you are considering getting married out on the ocean, only a few can legally do it. And www.best-elope-ideas.com can tell you where to start. They know about packages that have a "Tie the Knot at Sea" package where you can get married at sea by the captain of the ship!
4. Headband, Necklace or Personalized Shoe
Spend some time, money and creativity on a statement piece that can add a unique style to your wedding elopement.
5. Favorite Dress Color
Your dress doesn’t have to be white! Wear your favorite color that compliments your skin or dress in your best blues.
6. Show off your Personality
Express yourself! We love who you are, show it in everything you do --especially your wedding elopement.
7. Hire a private musician to play all of your favorite songs
Playlists?! Heck yeah! Splurge and hire a band to play your favorite songs and serenade your shoes off!
8. Wedding Pie
Wedding cakes are delicious but everyone loves pie! Share a pie with your small wedding party, or go a la mode and add some ice cream. YUM!
9. A Bottle of Amazing Champagne
Drink the finer wine. A smaller wedding party means you can buy the fancy wine and still stay within your budget.
10. Culinary Delights
Great food goes perfect with the ultimate love celebration. If there is one thing New Orleans knows how to do best, it’s how to celebrate with its amazing party atmosphere - and that includes great cuisine! New Orleans Cuisine will have your taste buds dancing in celebration.
11. Mail announcements to friends and family
Many couples mail announcements a few days before their elopement, so they arrive the day of or a day or two after the elopement. If you have hired a photographer, you can also wait until you have your images back and include one on the announcement.
People are so excited to see photos from your weddings. If you are interested in specific poses or ideas for for your announcement I can help you with this! Check out our packages.
12. Post-nuptial Celebration with loved ones
Celebrations after the deed is done. Enjoy a catered dinner for a small party, have a cookout or backyard barbecue, a dinner at your home or an evening out. The idea is there is nothing left to do but party after you elope and celebrate with friends and family.