Elopement has long been considered a less traditional and often less respected method of marriage. However, despite the myths and clichés surrounding elopement, it can be a truly beautiful and meaningful experience for couples. Here are three common myths about elopement and the truth behind them.
Elopement is Expensive
Many consider elopements to be a more expensive option than traditional weddings. But the truth is that elopements can be much more affordable than traditional weddings. When you elope, you don’t have to worry about large venue costs, catering, and other costs associated with a traditional wedding. When the average cost of a wedding now is close to $20K you can always choose an intimate gathering and put the money that you save towards your honeymoon, a house, or anything you can imagine.
Elopement is Running Away
Another common myth about elopement is that it is a way to escaping problems and responsibilities. In reality, elopement is a way of embracing love and commitment to each other. It’s a way to manage your wedding and make it a truly personal and meaningful experience. You aren’t excluding your family, you’re simply scaling down guest list to an intimate and manageable number. Instead of a venue filled with people you hardly know, you can be surrounded by your closest friends and family.
Elopement isn’t personal
Another common misconception about elopement is that it does not allow for personalization and does not take into account the personalities of the couple. However, elopement is a great way to reflect on who you are as a couple on your wedding day. When you elope, you are free to choose a location that makes sense to you and incorporate your own elements. Whether you get married in the mountains, in a Waffle House, or even a courthouse. You have the choice of choosing something that allows your personality to shine through. It’s really about you and your relationship and being able to make the day, it’s not about impressing guests or following traditional customs.