There's no doubt about it, planning a wedding can be stressful and time consuming. Eloping is as simple as hopping a plane to Vegas or even taking a cab down to City Hall.
If planning a wedding with your mother breathing down your back seems stressful, imagine dealing with your mother after you tell her that you're already married. Only you know which situation will be less stressful.
You, your fiancé, a marriage license, a nice dinner to celebrate. It'll probably cost you about $150, more if you get a new dress! All the money that you would have spent on the wedding can go to your house, car, education, or just a really great trip!
There's something very powerful about exchanging a promise in front of a group of people you respect and love. Letting those people know how you feel about your fiancé and having them witness your commitment can help make that commitment stronger.
We all have them -- family members we'd rather not see. For some people, the reasons are serious and important. In some families there's just too much drama to get everyone together, and too much drama to leave anyone out.
Has your father always dreamed of walking you down the aisle? Does the idea of exchanging vows without your best friend by your side make you weepy? If you want your friends and family with you, don't elope.
If you're in the middle of wedding planning and an elopement is starting to sound like a great idea, stop and take a deep breath. It may not be that you want to elope, just that you want to reduce
your stress. Are there tasks you can pass off to a helper or your groom? Are there ways you can simply tune out unwanted advice and opinions?
Whatever you decide, make sure you and your fiancé make the decision that's right for you!
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