6 Reasons Why You Should Elope

So first off, you may be asking what is an elopement? When you think of an elopement you may think about you and your partner running off in secrecy to get married without your family or friends knowing. Now, the definition of “elopement” is changing. A lot more couples are now deciding to elope on their special day instead of having a traditional ceremony.

Here are the top reasons that you should elope:

1. It’s stress free

Traditional weddings can be extremely stressful, and can cause a lot of anxiety with all the planning that goes into it. Going through all the stress can cause an unenjoyable wedding experience. By the day your wedding is here you may even be thinking “I can’t wait for this to be over” because of how exhausting it was to plan everything was. Your wedding experience can quickly start to become more about others than instead of YOU. After all, a wedding is supposed to be a celebration of you and your partner’s love for each other not about pleasing everyone else. With an elopement, you can say no to focusing on everyone else and choose to focus on your love. 

2. Cost
Let’s face it traditional weddings can be crazy expensive.The cost of renting a venue, catering, entertainment, and reception costs can really start to rack up the cost. According to The Knot the average cost of a wedding is $33,931, with the reception costing 48-50% of that. An elopement will save you a ton of money even if you decide to fly to another part of the world. Couples that tend to elope usually value experiences over material things. Eloping will save you money that you can prioritize on different things as newlyweds like buying a house, car, etc. No matter how you choose to spend your money for a traditional wedding, eloping is the only way to have a stress free adventure. 

3. It’s intimate and private

Saying your vows can be a very vulnerable and intimate thing, and you may even worry about people judging you. An elopement will allow for you to say your vows in private without fear of an audience judging you. 

During a traditional wedding day it can be so overwhelming to interact with all your guests you may find that you and your partner barely spent any time together on your big day. If you elope you and your partner will be able to spend the whole day or even a couple of days together focusing just on YOUR relationship while going on an epic adventure.


4. Epic photos and adventure

Now, I want you to imagine looking back on your elopement day photos 10, 30, or 40 years down the road to remember your epic adventure with your partner. Photos are some of the best ways to relive the precious moments that you value. Think about the epic elopement day filled with adventure that you and your partner can have together, and capture the memory through awesome photos.


5. You want to avoid family drama

Now maybe you are thinking of that one crazy uncle or aunt that loves to stir the pot…or maybe you have a very large family, and you’re already thinking about the stress of centering things around them. Not to mention having a large guest list can start to add up…


Compared to a traditional wedding, elopements don’t have any limitations when planning. The possibilities are endless! You can plan your dream adventure that you’ve been dying to go on instead of having a traditional wedding. You can choose however you want to elope…maybe riding camels in the sand dunes in Morocco, saying your vows at the top of a mountain, gathering your closest family and friends together to say your vows on the beach in Big Sur or hiking up a local trail with your dog. The adventures are endless.


Hi there! My name is Tiffany and I’m an small wedding and elopement photographer based in Southern California. Even though I’m based in SoCal I love to travel all over world to any destination you’d like to elope in. I promise to help capture your day in a meaningful and unique way, while guiding and walking alongside you to help plan your adventure! I can’t wait to connect with you.

You deserve a meaningful and unique way to celebrate your love. Let me help guide you to find the most epic locations that for your elopement!


Get in touch with me. Let’s do this thing!



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