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Should I Elope?

We all expected the year 2020 to be a great year. It’s the year you decided to finally put on your wedding for all your family and friends. You picked the perfect time, the perfect date, and expected the perfect turn out. Eloping is absolutely nowhere on your radar. But what in the world is going on!?

Venues have been closing down and cancelling clients left and right. The covid-19 outbreak is scaring the masses. You’re waiting on this all to be over and hoping once the smoke clears, you’ll still have the wedding you were dreaming of. But more and more restrictions are limiting your options especially if you want to keep your wedding date. Even if you’ve never considered eloping, this might be a good time to start.

I’m Still Not Sure if I Should Elope

At this point, there is no telling if venues will still allow weddings to go on in the next couple months. Many couples have been postponing their wedding days, after months of planning. Some have even had to cancel their weddings all together until further notice. The year 2020 is starting out to be a huge bummer. But that doesn’t mean it has to continue to ruin your plans.

There are a few options that couples have been turning to so they won’t be totally disappointed with not having their wedding at all. You’ve made such a large investment when you decided to have your wedding this year― that doesn’t only include your money but so much of your time. It would be a shame if you had to cancel with no other alternative.

Postponement

I know it sucks to have to decide on another day. You’ve already made up your mind, this day was posted all over social media, on your invitations and save the dates. But at the end of the day, your wedding is about your union and if you had to decide on changing anything about it, you might just be willing to sacrifice the original day for a new one in the future.

A lot of couples are starting to realize that postponing their wedding is the best option for them. Try not to let it get you down. It’s just a date but the meaning holds so much more significance. Focus on what your marriage will be rather than the day it was supposed to be and everything will still turn out the way it should.

Elopement

Have you thought about eloping? It can be daunting, especially if you’ve been dead-set on walking down the aisle and seeing all the expressions/reactions from your guests. But hear me out, an intimate ceremony can be a blessing. You don’t have to be afraid to elope. You can eliminate all the noise, and you can limit it to just being you, your love and a few very close loved ones. Plus, there’s always the option to have a large reception later on. That way, your other family and friends can still party with you, you can still share first dances, cut the cake, and the whole nine yards. So, toss your bouquet in the backseat and drive off to a (somewhat) secluded area together. Get your photographer and officiant on board and let a few family members meet you there. You can still have some cake, maybe hire a mini bar, take some awesome photos and seize the damn day.


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