Why You should Elope, Arizona Elopement Photographer
Jun 15, 2018 | By: Poppyseed Photography
Why You Should Elope
Arizona Elopement Photographer
This morning I sat down with a lovely couple for a bridal consultation. I asked my first question, "What type of wedding are you wanting to have?" They look at each other, then back at me.. "WE'RE ELOPING!!!" As an Arizona Elopement photographer, Music to my ears right there. This was my 4th wedding elopement bridal consultation in the last couple weeks. I decided to make a blog post on Why you SHOULD elope.
1. The obvious reason you should Elope is the money!
The average wedding is nearly $27,000. Venues alone are about $21,000. That's a shit ton of money right there. If you're paying for your wedding by yourself, it would be really hard to have cash upfront. Of course, you could save and save and save some more but in all honesty.. Most people put it on their credit cards. Don't start your marriage off with tons of debt from your wedding. That's just bad juju right there!
2. Since you aren't paying for an entire wedding you could elope some place hella epic!
That's right since you won't be for Aunt Tammy and Uncle Cliffs $27.57 per person dinner plate from the caterer you can spend all that extra money on a lavish vacation. What most people do is pick a vacation destination and then will add the elopement. After your ceremony, you can explore all the amazing spots. For a traditional wedding, you would have to pay $27,000 for the wedding + $5,000 for the honeymoon. YIKES!!
3. You'll save yourself the stress.
Planning a wedding is so stressful. Every little detail comes to YOU for approval. That means the photographer, caterer, coordinator, bridesmaid, guests and etc will come to you for all questions and expect you to have answers not to mention the seating chart! That gives me anxiety just thinking about it. I don't know about you but that sounds so stressful. People literally go crazy when planning a wedding. It's not a pretty thing to see. With eloping, you get to bypass all that shit!
4. You don't have to pick a bridal party and risk leaving someone out.
You know you'll have that one friend who freaks out because he or she wasn't included. GUESS WHAT... I've been that one friend before and the feeling is totally a crappy one. Also if you have more than 1 sister... who do you choose?
5. Avoid the family drama.
With every wedding there comes its fair share of family drama. People seem to forget who the wedding is all about and are so focused on themselves. I have photographed at least 5 weddings where there had been some drama. It is awkward AF! But as a photographer, I just make sure to do what the bride wants. I don't care about anyone else's feelings. I mean duh.. the bride is the PAYING client.
6. Last but not least, Your wedding day will truly be all about YOU!
Instead of focusing on what color dress your future mother in law is wearing you can focus on what is most important to you, which is hopefully your soon to be husband! You can create this intimate magical moment of you and your partner pledging your love to one another and vow to always love one another... in sickness and in health and evermore.
As an Arizona Elopement photographer, I want to know.. 1. Are you thinking of eloping? 2. Did this "Why you should Elope" blog post assist you in your decision? Feel free to CLICK HERE if you want more elopement information or just want to say HI!