Elopements have become the new wedding trend amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Self-isolation rules now mean that you cannot have a traditional wedding with friends and family, but that has not stopped couples from taking the plunge and getting married.
What is an elopement?
An elopement, traditionally, used to be when the couple sneaks off to get married without the approval and permission of their loved ones, however, as times have moved on, elopements are now an intimate wedding ceremony that’s simple and meaningful.
It’s much easier to plan and execute in comparison to a bid wedding. It emphasizes the special bond of the couple and their willingness to spend a lifetime together.
Here’s our guide to eloping:
The etiquette of eloping
Elopements can lead to some friends and family members feeling upset about being left out. Make sure you consider the feelings of those around you with how you go about your elopement. Inform all your nearest and dearest ones of your plans of eloping. Under normal circumstances, it would be better to meet them face to face and give them a small token of your union, however, due to COVID-19, video call every one and send out a wedding announcement too.
Know your budget
Elopements are also popular since they are much cheaper than a traditional wedding. This allows the couple to focus on their future instead of spending their money on having a big celebration.
Determine the budget you want to work with so that you can get the ball rolling. Your local courthouse is the best option if you’re on a limited budget, you could also elope overseas at a tropical resort.
A weekend getaway is perfect. You get to relish the moment you get married and spend some time together as a married couple before returning to the usual.
Where to elope?
The beauty of elopements is that it can be done anywhere. You don’t need a fancy wedding venue for this to happen. Whether you want to have a beach side wedding, atop a mountain, or somewhere meaningful for the two of you, go for it!
What to wear?
Since an elopement is all about you and your partner, the two of you decide the rules. If you’ve always wanted a white dress, then go for it. Alternatively, if you want a more casual dress, you can do it too!
Generally, since such ceremonies are incredibly private, the bride and groom tend to be more casual than a traditional wedding.
Visit our bridal store in Colorado for your elopement dress. We are one of the best wedding dress shops in the area. Our store offers a wide size range, dress designs, and designers. Our friendly bridal consultants will help you find the best dress for your requirements.
Due to COVID-19, we are only taking in brides who have filled out our appointment form. You will need to wear a face mask when you visit our store and so will your 2 guests. Call or text (303) 428-8000 for any questions you may have.