Napa Wedding Elopement Photo: Lacie Hansen
Why plan a wedding elopement? Elopements are becoming increasingly popular, as more couples value saving time, stress and money. There’s still some planning involved, but on a smaller scale.
Eloping with your honey means a romantic, intimate affair with one or several witnesses. You can exchange vows almost anywhere and don’t need to secure a venue months in advance. Even courthouse ceremonies can be romantic and captured in photographs.
The bride can shop for an unfussy, simple bridal gown and wedding shoes – both of which can be worn again for special occasions. She can carry a bouquet, wear a cute headpiece and still convey a bridal style; while the groom can wear a suit and dress shoes for a formal look that’s not stuffy.
If you’re planning a wedding elopement, consider sharing a celebratory reception with family and friends after the ceremony. This can be hosted anywhere and can be a relaxed atmosphere. You can forgo the formalities of wedding planning in lieu of a casual reception that still honors all things many love about weddings.
Family and friends will want to celebrate your union together. You can host an outdoor reception with a wedding cake and beverages; an h’orderves (hors d’oeuvre) and cocktail party; a casual brunch with mini wedding desserts; or anything you desire to share your special day!
Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. There are many ways to plan an intimate ceremony with your honey and share in a joyous reception with family and friends later. Chances are, they’ll be happy for you even if you do elope.
Many venues offer elopement packages. Consider researching elopement ettiquette to avoid any unnecessary drama and ensure your wedding elopement goes according to plan.
If you eloped, we’d love to hear your story. Or, if you have elopement ideas, shares those on the Advantage Bridal Facebook page.
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