Plan Your “Right Away” The Right Way
For a romantic celebration of love, a wedding can be extremely costly and stressful. If you want to plan a wedding without the burden of guest lists, loud opinions, and large costs, elopement seems like the way to go. It’s a great, romantic option that allows for a lot of flexibility so you can focus in on the heart of your ceremony and commitment to each other, rather than catering to the needs of your guests.
Even if you are hoping for a quick, low-stress wedding, an elopement is still a marriage ceremony, which isn’t something to take lightly. Keep in mind a few important things when planning this momentous occasion.
Be Sure to Take Photos
It can be easy to get caught up in the romance of an elopement, but it is really crucial that you remember to take some photos of the two of you during the wedding ceremony. Yes, this is an elopement, but this day is all about the two of you, and you will want to remember it for the rest of your life. Even if you think you may not need photos now, you will definitely want some years down the line. Be sure to have a photographer get a few snapshots for the two of you to remember your special day.
Tell Your Family Before It’s “Social Media Official”
Be sure to tell your loved ones that you got married before you announce the news on social media. You don’t want to send your mother into a frenzy because she heard from your best friend’s cousin’s sister’s aunt that you got hitched and didn’t care to call her first. Getting married is a big deal for a lot of people, even if you personally don’t want a big ceremony or celebration. As much as this is your big day, it can be really important that you take certain people into account when letting them know of this exciting news!
Have a Plan
As spontaneous as an elopement sounds, it is important that you have some sort of plan, just as you would with any other type of wedding. Don’t just “wing” an elopement, unless you are going to Las Vegas to have your nuptials, in which case, can we come along? You’ll want to have some idea of what’s happening on your wedding day, who will be there, who will be officiating, and where you will go after to celebrate!
Make This Day Exactly What You Want
This is your elopement, and your chance to do exactly what you want on your wedding day. So, if you want to wear a certain outfit—wear it. If you want to eat cronuts instead of cake—eat them. Get married how you want to get married, be sure to make it special, and ultimately, don’t worry about anybody else except you and your special person. At Dream Beach Weddings, we can help you create whatever your heart desires for your elopement, so you don’t have to stress out when your big day arrives. A wedding doesn’t have to be a large celebration to be truly special, especially when you are marrying your special someone.