8 Reasons to Elope in 2020
Elopements have never been more appealing than now for couples in 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, couples have been facing difficult decisions about rescheduling their weddings, maybe even to next year. Many couples don’t want to wait any longer as some have already waited a long time or want to start a family soon. That is why couples are deciding that eloping now and celebrating later may be the best idea. Here are 8 reasons why 2020 is the year to Elope and why elopements are great:
1 – INTIMATE AND MEMORABLE
Couples that choose to Elope, want to have an intimate experience that reflects who they are as a couple, so that they can cherish and remember these memories forever. They know that the memories that they have won’t come from just the things they had on their wedding day but instead, of the unique and memorable experience of being together. Focusing your time on the things you love like finding an amazing elopement location, writing heartfelt vows, or spending time with close family will make this day very special.
2 – LESS STRESS
Weddings can be stressful to plan, add a global pandemic and the stress and uncertainty is rapidly elevated. Elopement eliminates the stress of completing many tasks and having to reach everyone’s expectations and helps you focus on your epic adventure together as a couple. Celebrating your day should be fun and exciting not stressful! This is an experience you will never forget.
3 – IT’S CHEAPER
There are many expenses involved in a wedding. Food, drinks, venue etc. The average wedding in the UK now costs £30,355 according to Bridebook.com. Elopements are much cheaper in comparison to having a big wedding. You could always celebrate after with your family and friends on a separate occasion and be able to save a lot of money too.
4 – RESTRICTIONS ON GUESTS
There may be restrictions when weddings are back on in 2020. Elopements are a great option to enjoy your day together as a couple and when things are back to normal, you can celebrate your marriage with your family and friends.
5 – START YOUR LIVES TOGETHER WITH AN ADVENTURE
Where do you want to start off married life? Combine your elopement and your favourite place to create an extended honeymoon! For the couples who see life as a grand adventure, it only makes sense that the way they begin their lives together should be with an adventure, too.
Life is an adventure, so why not make every moment epic?
6 – LESS ANXIETY
Wedding planning can be a very stressful task and the anxiety leading up to the wedding can even affect negatively your closest relationships.
Elopement give you the chance to have less stress and to to look forward to the start of your journey together. Your wedding doesn’t have to be about everyone’s expectations. All you want to need to focus, is on having a great day!
7 – YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE
Think of a dreamy place that you both have wanted to go and make your dream a reality! If you have been inspired by all these couples eloping to amazing destinations and now you want to do the same, why not get married in a white sand beach, a dessert, stunning mountains or a picturesque island? The possibilities are endless! Some of my favourite spots for elopements within the UK are the Scottish Highlands, Irealnd, the Lake District and the Peak District.
8 – THE PHOTOS WILL BE UNIQUE
Many couples are drawn to elopements for the amazing experience that it entails. All the raw emotions that you have during your special day will be portrayed on your candid pictures. The scenery of your favourite place with the company of your loved one and maybe even some of your closest family members (following the government guidelines) will make for incredible images. You will be able to relive those special moments when you look back in 10 years time.
Get in touch with me if you want to start your married life with an elopement!
All the best