If you’re reading this chances are that you’ve been wondering “should we elope instead?” You’re probably engaged, thinking about your big day, maybe already even planning your big day, but something just doesn’t feel right. The big day that everyone around you seems to be expecting, just doesn’t feel like the two of you.
Let’s try this: close your eyes and imagine that it’s your wedding ceremony. What would you say? Are you wanting to shout it off the rooftops, or rather into a microphone? Or would you prefer to whisper your words to your partner? When you look around, what else do you see? Rows and rows of guests, or are there mountains, a beach, a handful of your favorite people?
Here’s a little checklist to help you figure out if you would enjoy eloping instead of a big wedding:
- You do things intentionally
- You choose quality over quantity
- You value experiences over things
- You don’t really dream of a big wedding
- You don’t care about the rules
- You love to travel with your partner
- You’re ready to follow your heart
If that sounds like the both of you, chances are eloping fits you perfectly!
PS: There are lots of misconceptions about elopements. Maybe you love the idea, but you don’t want to hike a lot – you don’t really have to hike at all. Or you’d like to bring your kids – you can actually bring your kids. Or you’d love to elope in Paris instead of in the Alps – which is totally possible too. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message!