Most couples take time planning for their weddings. They opt to busy themselves with inviting guests, preparing the wedding invitations, tasting the food that will be served, and hiring the people, such as photographers and videographers, to make their wedding successful. However, in some cases, couples just choose to elope and exchange their vows while they are away from the people closest to them.
When eloping, it is not enough that couples just go away somewhere and enjoy themselves like they are the only people in the world. Contrary to most beliefs, eloping still requires some planning and couples who plan to elope should know the things that they should and should not do when they go away.
THE DO’S OF ELOPING
ANTIICIPATE FOR THE KIND OF REACTION THAT PEOPLE WILL HAVE
After they have decided to elope, couples should expect that the people around them would have varying reactions. Some will show their disapproval, and some will even decline showing some support. One of the things that couples can do to avoid incurring the worst of these reactions is to tell their parents if they are about to elope. Telling some of their closest friends is also recommended. Or even better, they can share some of the photos of their elopement or have a celebration as soon as they get back home. It will also be in their favor if they make the necessary apologies in person to avoid breaking any relationships that may be compromised by their eloping.
STILL CONSIDER AVAILING WEDDING SERVICES
Most of the time, only the couples are involved in the elopement. However, the ceremony will still be an intimate and a very important one so couples should consider hiring a planner, photographer, or videographer who can help them in making their elopement more memorable. In addition, couples will get to enjoy more since they won’t have to worry about anything.
ANNOUNCE YOUR MARRIAGE
When they elope, couples should announce their marriage as soon as they can so that they won’t leave any people hanging. In addition, they can share right away some of the most important moments that they have while in the middle of their elopement.
THE DON’TS OF ELOPING
FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
Before couples decide to elope, they should realize that they must still fulfill some legal obligations. If they prefer eloping to other countries, couples may be required to submit additional requirements. Moreover, couples should look for a witness and an officiant who will officiate their wedding.
NOT ASKING FOR DISCOUNTS
There are service providers that especially caters for elopement services, and couples should take advantage of any discount that they can get. Moreover, couples should also try negotiating if they think that the prices of the elopement services are beyond their allocated budget.
THINK THAT ELOPEMENT IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT
Elopement may not seem as big as weddings, but it is still a very important moment for a couple. That is why they should still try to make it special though their families and a number of their friends may not be around. The bride should still wear something special and it is much better if she has a bouquet. Then afterward, the newlyweds can have an intimate dinner to celebrate their new life as a couple.