We all have a friend who has been dreaming about a glorious wedding since childhood. But as the time passes, the new tendency certainly gathers pace. More and more couples choose elopement instead of traditional wedding. Therefore, almost every wedding-related company has developed micro wedding packages with different services. Now there are endless opportunities to make a stylish, intimate and unique elopement. This is possible regardless of your budget, the place where you live or a place where you want to elope. I have been working as a wedding and elopement photographer for more than 10 years. I’ve done thousands of photo sessions and talked to thousands of couples. It helped me to find out the main reasons for choosing a small wedding or to choose elopement over a pompous one. Here Schmittat Photography.
It all starts with an atmosphere. Small wedding is more romantic, it perfectly suits the couples who would like to enjoy each other’s company or involve the dearest people only. If you find this intimacy more important than the party of a big wedding, then elopement is good for you. Besides, not everyone wants to be the center of attention.
Budget is also a basic element of every wedding, no matter small or pompous. From the perspective of finance, elopement is obviously more comfortable than a traditional wedding. It’s easier to control the expenses if the event is private. The saved money can be used for honeymoon traveling or for any other things that are important for your newly made family.
One more reason: you do not have to invite unfamiliar people who are computer as your family members. Some of them haven’t seen you for years and you barely know each other. Elopement is your chance to avoid awkward conversations with all these people. Moreover, if the relationships inside the family are quite tense, it would be better to spend your special day without extra guests.
If you’ve ever planned at least a family dinner, you may know the planning is quite stressful and time consuming. Now imagine wedding preparation. I’m sure it makes your brain explode. There are so many vendors you need to manage, including the hair stylist, floral designer, cake designer, photographer etc. The list seems endless. Elopement planning is much easier to handle. Due to the smaller number of vendors involved, you can stay focused on something truly important for you, such as choosing a significant place.
Elopement is a versatile event that can be arranged at any location. It gives you an opportunity to celebrate at a unique and meaningful place. As I live and work in Charleston SC, I can assure you there are dozens of places suitable for micro weddings. I enjoy the elopement photography here so much, because it lets me see the sincere happiness of people who feel the whole world has stopped to let them celebrate their love. Elopement is also a great way to join people from different cultures, as this type of event has no rules. So you can mix different traditions and make this day even more unique.
Taking into consideration all these advantages, there is no wonder why elopement has become so popular.