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Ten Elopement Tips

You don't have to have the typical “Get Married on a Saturday afternoon and party it up until dawn reception”. You both can still have fun and the day can be everything you want it to be.

If you’re considering an elopement, my advice, first and foremost is to do it. Most people have never said they regret eloping, but I’ve heard many people say that they regretted spending the money they did on their wedding.

However, it’s a huge decision to decide to elope so here are some elopement tips and hopefully, it will help you make a decision one way or the other.

Thinking about eloping? Here's 10 elopement tips to help you make your decision and be excited about it!

(1)  Make sure it’s really what you want.
If you have even the slightest feeling that you don’t want it, then think about it some more before you actually make the plans.

(2)  Don’t take the cheap route.
Plan an elopement because a big wedding will not make you happy. Even though eloping is way cheaper than a big wedding would have, stay in an amazing hotel. Get the Deluxe Elopement Package or customize one to fit your wants and wishes. Perhaps add a limo ride or celebrate afterward with a small cake and champagne.

(3)  Consider taking some friends/another couple.
Two witnesses are required in Missouri and Illinois, so why not bring your besties. Eloping can be only for a few hours at most. Treat them to a drink or meal and YOU spend the rest of your day together as newlyweds. If you do not have two witnesses, elope at a public spot like the Zoo, the Gateway Arch, or a coffee shop.

(4)  Don’t get hung up on missing wedding traditions.
No bridal shower? No wedding party? Maybe you don't have rings yet. SO WHAT? Sometimes you have to give up something you really didn’t care about in the first place and keep it affordable.

(5)  Make a wedding look the way you want it to look.
All you need to get married is you, the person you are marrying, a marriage license, 2 witnesses (you don't even have to know them) and an officiant. Anything else is extra which means your wedding doesn’t have to follow the traditional layout of a long ceremony and a night reception with full bar and dancing…which turns out is super expensive!

(6)  Make a list with your fiancĂ© about what you cannot compromise on.
Maybe you still want to wear a white dress and a tuxedo, get good pics and some great flowers. If either one of you wants a big wedding, then a compromise needs to be made.

(8)  Don’t expect everyone to always want to talk about your wedding since they weren't there.
Since no one was going, no one really wanted to talk about it at all. I got over it eventually.

(9)  Do your research.
Find a great location. Perhaps it has a great meaning to you. If it is outside, is there a Plan B in case of foul weather? The location for an elopement can be easier than you think - just think outside of the box.

(10)  Relax and have fun!
Try to stay off of social media or your mobile device for the majority of the time. It really makes you have such a great time in the moment with the people there!

I hope these tips help you with your elopement!

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