This year has thrown quite a few curveballs for brides and grooms around the world. While most of us thought that Covid-19 would be a short-lived setback, we’re still feeling the effects for weddings planned for the remainder of 2020. With this comes the difficult question that most couples are currently faced with: Should we elope or postpone our wedding?
The reality is that you can’t hold off on making a decision forever, especially since couples are already stealing up the available dates left in 2021 or 2022 with their preferred vendors. Here are just a few reasons our couples have chosen to elope this year:
Start Your Lives Together Now
What if having your wedding wasn’t just a dream to be pushed another year or two? While there is still so much uncertainty surrounding the virus, eloping offers the opportunity for a fabulous wedding right now. Elopements aren’t what they used to be – some of the most beautiful venues and national parks around the country offer perfect backdrops for elegant and romantic ceremonies. Rather than worrying about catering for all your guests, who has not RSVP’d or seating charts, you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding day stress-free with the person that matters the most. If you’re looking for some location inspiration, check out this blog post with 10 of our favorite places to elope in Tampa Bay.
Let’s Talk About the Money
It’s no secret that the average cost of weddings in the United States continues to rise year over year. So many couples end up spending most of their personal savings to finance their big day. But that is the best part about eloping – it can easily be tailored for any budget! Lately we’ve worked with so many couples to plan stunning, private elopements (with options available for immediate family or small groups), while they postpone a large reception for a later date. Not only has this given them peace of mind that they can still get married this calendar year, it’s saved them thousands of dollars! During these crazy times, our elopement packages are perfect for couples looking to save on their wedding but still work with some of the best vendors in the Tampa Bay area.
What Will The Future Celebration Be Like?
At this moment we don’t know what future celebrations could look like, and that’s a scary thought for those that are ready to take this next step on their journey together. Will all guests have to wear masks? Will it be safe to travel? Will we still need to practice social distancing? There is a lot left to be said about the wedding world post-coronavirus. After so much change, our couples are finding comfort in the fact that they can finally get married to each other in such a special, private way that’s unique to them. You can also take a look at some of our most recent elopements on our blog here!
Truth be told, there’s something so incredibly romantic about eloping in a magical setting together – trust us, we’re experts! Ready to get started? Chat with us here.