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Why Elope

Great Alternative to the Stress & High-Cost of a Big Wedding.   It’s your day claim it!


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There Are Many Reasons to Elope


Reasons To Elope: Intimacy


Make your day about the two of you, not about the third party guest lists, not about the most convenient location, and not about a something-for-everyone buffet. It may sound romantic to proclaim your love in front of hundreds of people but how meaningful is it when these people are made up of your mother in law's friends, your partner's boss, your cousin's date, or the wedding planner?


Your wedding can be personalized, original, un-formulaic. Or at the very least, not catered to everyone else besides yourselves. Imagine your own backyard or dream destination as the setting; neither of those are too likely with a full set of RSVPs. Speaking of guests, imagine just the two of you committing your lives to each other in the sanctity of each other's company or in front of the few people who mean the most to you. An elopement doesn't have to be totally exclusive; it's just that you actually own the guest list.


There are as many ways to personalize your wedding day as there are ways to get married. Ponder getting married on the top of a ski slope, skydiving, in front of a loch in Scotland, on the beach, or at a surprise party in your own home.


So stop the thought of hiring the meat carver when you're both vegetarians. Getting married is surely one of the best days in your life. Make it the day you want and not the day that your mother in law, parents, bridesmaids, buffet zombie guests, and last but not least, the wedding industry insist upon. At St Louis Wedding Chapel you can have as few as the 2 of you and your 2 witnesses.


Reasons To Elope: Wedding Cost

So you don't want to spend that much, can't spend that much, or don't want to pay for 200 guests to get drunk…


When the issue of funding the big day turns thoughts to elopement, it's usually the vision of forking out for a bland buffet and supporting the liquor habits of the guests to blame. Really it's the expense of the entire wedding, in 2005 the average wedding cost $26,327 (according to CNNmoney.com), which makes couples take a step back to look at what the happiest day of their lives will cost them.


With an elopement you can both save money and indulge yourself. For example you could put that money on a down payment for a house and you could have the honeymoon of your jet set dreams.


Reasons To Elope: Ease

Planning a wedding is widely acknowledged to be stress inducing, hassle bound and time consuming. From the infinite decisions to the endless planning, a wedding can take a lot out of a couple. The reasons a wedding can be such a hassle are numerous but here's a taste: setting a date and time-summer, fall, winter, spring, ceremony and reception location - outside or inside, the guest list - be prepared there are several people who will be contributing to this list, choosing the invitations, wedding dress/suit, alterations, shoes, jewelry, hair, makeup, wedding planner, photographer, portraits, officiant/minister, artist, flowers, centerpieces, meal-buffet or formal, bar-what to serve & cut-off limits or not, band/dj, cake décor and flavor, to video or not, cocktail hour music, choosing bridesmaids/groomsmen, vows - traditional or custom, ceremony poem/song/reading selections, ceremony rehearsal, ceremony music, selecting your wedding registry, honeymoon, flights, car rental, hotel, speeches, flower girls and ring bearers, bridesmaids dresses, attendants gifts, guest favors, guest transportation…we could go on, but we think we've made our point.


Reasons To Elope: Family

Where to start…perhaps you are familiar with these types of family issues:

  1. Non-traditional - several divorces in either or both of your families can leave you with a lot of possibly sticky situations.

  2. Sometimes your family opposes your marriage or pieces of the wedding like the location, date, or having a bar.

  3. Family sponsoring the wedding with strings attached.

  4. Family not contributing but just as vocal and opinionated.

  5. You or family members are living abroad and may not be able to travel.

  6. Large size family and extended family can mean a very large guest list.

  7. Black sheep / embarrassing relative and you don't want them to ruin your day.


Reasons To Elope: Religion / Culture

You may face opposition from your family and friends on your choice of life partner for religious, cultural, and ethnic reasons. Or perhaps you don't have strong religious convictions but your parents do and expect a religious ceremony or vice versa. At St Louis Wedding Chapel we are Non- Denominational Ministers who can work with you to give you a ceremony to please both sides of a family taking in more than one religion or a civil ceremony.  We do our best to make your day stress free and give you the wedding you want and desire.


Reasons To Elope: Want to marry quickly

  1. Totally in love and don't want to wait another second. It can take 6 months to a year to plan a wedding

  2. Availability - Saturdays book up for wedding services a long time in advance

  3. Military relocation

  4. Job relocation - you want to get married before you move away from family and friends

  5. One of you has an immigration visa issue

  6. Family/friends already have special occasions (graduations, weddings) booked for same time frame

  7. You're having a shotgun wedding


St Louis Wedding Chapel we can accommodate you sometimes, in as little as a days notice.


Reasons To Elope: Marrying Again

So you know the ropes, it's not your first rodeo, been there done that, you've had the cake and overpaid the photographer. Don't need the family and friends; don't need the hassle; you're older and wiser. Many people entering second, third, etc. marriages decide to elope because they have already had the big wedding and now are interested in a simple ceremony with the person they love.


Reasons To Elope: Want a small wedding

Many people simply want a small wedding. What do you do if your minimum guest list is over 100 people but you always wanted a very small intimate affair? Many people decide to run off and get married on their own and then have a celebration party or dinner either before they leave or after they return. Reasons To Elope: Dislike attention


Let's face it…not all brides and grooms want to be the center of attention…and that's exactly where they would be in a guest filled wedding. The reception line, the wedding table, the ceremony, and the constant glances throughout the ceremony from the guests…you get none of that when it's just the two of you.

CELEBRATION IDEAS


Pre or Post Elopement Party!

Have a pre or post elopement party to celebrate your marriage with your family and friends before or after the event. It can serve as an alternative to a reception except you can invite just who you want and send announcements to the rest of the would-be invitees. Get creative and have a themed party to match your elopement destination.


If your gathering is post elopement, have your wedding and honeymoon pictures displayed and consider wearing your bride and groom outfits to the party…all the guests will feel like they were there! Here are a few elopement party ideas.


Backyard Garden Party - Invite all the people you missed at your wedding to a (bring your own barbeque) backyard gathering. While low key and informal, all your friends and family will appreciate being able to celebrate your union. You can really customize your elopement party by using Plates & Napkins Designer Party Supplies for all your party supplies.


Intimate Dinner Party - Invite your closest friends and family to a dinner party at your house or at your favorite restaurant. Coordinate food native to your honeymoon destination and pass around pictures of your wedding.


Rented Venue Party - Throw a reception like party after your honeymoon or at your first year anniversary in celebration of your marriage.


Announcement Packages / Announcement Notices

Once you have returned from your elopement or honeymoon send out announcements to your family and friends to proclaim your good news. Use a favorite picture from your ceremony or honeymoon and break the news on stationary fashioned as an announcement card. Or kick it up a notch and send an announcement package that includes symbols of your elopement such as shortbread and a mini bottle of scotch for a Scotland elopement or a mini lei, drinks umbrella, and sea shells for a Hawaiian destination wedding. Use your creativity and have fun designing a boxful of your elopement sentiments. Be sure to include a picture and a themed announcement card as well.

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