Opting to elope may not be as big a sacrifice as you think. Here are five ways to get the wedding of your dreams without the hassle and expense of a traditional ceremony.
1 Economic Yet stylish
Wedding dresses and Tux rentals can be taxing on time and money. Instead opt for a more affordable and informal wedding dress and suit. Not only are they still elegant but you'll be investing in attire that can be worn more than once.
Simple additions such as a beautiful hairpiece and bouquet add style and charm to your appearance for a fraction of the cost of a full-length gown.
2. Romantic and Stylish
Choosing a significant location to be married adds romance to the ceremony. Instead of going to the courthouse try an affordable or free location such as:
- Historic Park or Landscaped Backyard
- Museum or Art Gallery
- Waterfront or Riverfront view
No matter where you decide to have your wedding you can most likely find a wedding package that includes an Officiate who will perform your ceremony saving you money and add serious convenience to your wedding schedule.
3 Intimate and Stylish
Small-scale entertainment can feel like a big celebration. Hosting an intimate dinner reception after tying the knot can be very beneficial.
By incorporating a reception to your wedding plans it gives you a chance to celebrate your union and allow friends and family to wish you well and express their love.
Celebrating your union publicly provides a positive place to share the good news. This can alleviate the hurt loved ones may feel for not being present during your exchange of vows.
Dinners are great place for receiving gifts and money as well.
Also, it’s a party. How many reasons do you need to have a great party?
4 Spontaneous and Stylish
Eloping may be spontaneous and not leave time to arrange honeymoon plans. Instead opt for a “mini-moon” they are easy to plan with little notice and can be inexpensive.
Mini Moon Ideas:
- Rent a cozy beach house overnight
- Stay in a 4-star hotel on your wedding night
- Book a Bed & Breakfast, they are quaint and intimate
- Select a Wine tasting tour at a nearby Vineyard.
- Go on a camping trip (Who says honeymoons have to be traditional)?
5 Entertainment and Style
Hire a photographer to capture your story. An intimate moment of the groom reflecting on his life is a beautiful story. A bride getting ready to marry her soul mate is a dream to be remembered. You can even do a simple photo-shoot around your cities iconic scenery allowing you to remember your special day forever.
For whimsy, turn your favorite photograph into a post card and send it to friends and family members to share the great news.
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