Sometimes the planning of a wedding, trying to organize all of the tiny details, coordinate colors, keep family members happy and still have the day that you have always dreamt of is just too much. For couples facing a lot of pressure from friends and family, or financial pressure, eloping may look like the perfect option.
If you are thinking that you might want to elope instead of having the big traditional wedding there are a few things that you should consider. The first thing that you need to keep in mind is what you want when it comes to your wedding. Have you always dreamt of a big wedding, with a formal white gown, and 300 people in attendance? How about your partner? Do they want a big wedding? For many couples, when they sit down to think about what they really want, they will find that it might not be their dream at all to have the big wedding, but that of their families.
However, if you elope, you have to be prepared to face upset family members when you return.
It’s also important to remember that often, eloping seems like a good idea at first, but a few years down the line you might regret not having friends and family in attendance. A wedding is something that you cannot redo, so it’s important to really think about what you truly want before you do it.
One option that is becoming more popular is a destination wedding. Particularly for couples who do not want a large extravagant wedding but want the option of having friends and family there, traveling to a resort location fulfills both requirements. Look at www.4vacations.com and www.radisson.com for hotel ideas. If you like the idea of a Las Vegas wedding, check out www.wynnlasvegas.com.
If you do decide to elope and your friends and family cannot be there to share your day, consider an online photo album to share pictures of the ceremony. www.wedquarters.com is one site that allows you to put your pictures online so friends and family can experience the wedding.
Whether you decide to have a big wedding, or to elope to an exotic destination for a private ceremony, be sure to choose the type of wedding that will make both you and your partner happy. A wedding is the celebration of the beginning of your new life together, so make sure you are both happy with your choice.