Elopement Myths: Strait Up LIES About Eloping + What’s Actually Possible
There are so many misconceptions about eloping! People think that it’s only for couples who are trying to run away from something, or who can’t afford a traditional wedding. But neither of those things are true! Eloping is a wonderful option for couples who want to keep things simple and intimate.
We’re also in the business of challenging traditional ways of thinking. We’re here to create a beautiful, luxurious, and sacred union experience with intention. Here are some of the most common myths about eloping, and how we’re calling BS!
ELOPEMENT MYTH #1: Eloping is cheaper than having a traditional wedding.
TRUTH: Many couples simply prefer the idea of eloping because it feels more intimate and authentic to them.
While budget can play a role in many couples’ decision to elope, it’s not the only factor. Many couples simply prefer the idea of eloping because it feels more intimate and authentic to them. You can still have elaborate floral designs, hire a private chef, go on a helicopter ride- or you can keep things simple and low-key. It’s entirely up to you. While it’s true that you may save money on certain aspects of your wedding by eloping (e.g., you won’t need to rent out a large venue), there are other costs to consider. It really depends on your vision for your elopement.
We specialize in luxury style elopements. We want our couples to feel nourished, nurtured, and loved. This means we pour a ton of energy + time into each wedding experience we create. There are cheaper options when looking to elope! The quality of each experience is something that you do get what you pay for.
Questions to ask when looking at other all-inclusive packages:
- How much photography is included? Our minimum package comes with 5 hours. One hour of photo is not enough to capture getting ready, anything special that happens before the ceremony, or even an adventure sesh. One hour is enough to capture the ceremony and take maybe 10 photos after. We create documentary style experiences for people so they have everything captured.
- What is the quality of each vendor? Do you get to customize your bouquet? (We use Let’s Bloom) Is Hair and Makeup included (and if so WHO are they using)?
- Is the officiant getting to know you? Does he create a personalized script or does he just read off a document like anyone else could do?
- TIMELINE: We create a timeline for you to actually enjoy each moment of your day. There’s SPACE throughout the timeline. Make sure you are not being rushed around from one thing to the next.
Let’s get into more Elopement Myths VS Truths!
ELOPEMENT MYTH #2: Eloping means you’re running away from something.
TRUTH: Couples elope so that they can spend genuine time with one another and the few people they may choose to invite.
Remember, this is YOUR wedding day! We actually take the stress off your plate, which is why couples choose to hire us in the first place! If you’re genuinely unhappy with your current situation or relationship, then eloping (or even getting married) might not be the best option for you.
MYTH #3: You can’t have any guests if you elope.
TRUTH: You can invite guests to your elopement! This is technically called a Micro-Wedding!
Another Elopement Myth is that you can’t invite anyone. Many couples who elope still invite their closest family and friends to witness their ceremony + vows. If you want to keep things small and intimate, that’s fine too. It’s entirely up to you how many people you invite (or don’t invite!) to your elopement ceremony.
Myth #4: Eloping Means Getting Married on a Whim
TRUTH: Couples who elope typically spend just as much time planning their wedding as couples who have traditional weddings.
One of the most common Elopement Myth is that it’s something that couples do on a whim. Nothing could be further from the truth! In reality, couples who elope typically spend just as much time planning their wedding as couples who have traditional weddings. The difference is that they don’t necessarily need to adhere to all of the traditional wedding rules and norms.
We have elopement planning DOWN. We’ve actually planned an entire elopement within 2 weeks (would not recommend as we have an entire team of people we can reach out to!). Most of our couples book us to plan their elopement about 3-6 months out.
As you can see, there are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to elope. But at the end of the day, eloping is all about what works best for YOU as a couple. Whether you want a big production with all the exquisite enhancements or something very plain and simple, there’s no wrong way to do it! We just want your experience to reflect who you are. Your personality should shine throughout your entire wedding day!
Let’s Knot and Say We Did offers All-Inclusive Wedding Packages and All-Inclusive Elopement Packages so that all YOU have to do is show up! We specialize in intimate weddings and elopements because we believe in the power of authentic love rather than have weddings be a production. We value marriage and the sacred union that takes place in a wedding ceremony. Rich is a Master of Ceremony, meaning that he creates a grounding presence that allows people to feel safe to be fully themselves. He and Shelby bring their joy + high vibes into your ceremony space with intention, love, and creativity.
Rich and Shelby create a detailed timeline of your wedding day, coordinate with all vendors (ensuring that you have the BEST), offer Ceremony Design + Floral Coordination, and provide everything you need to get married in an absolutely beautiful location.