Your answer was YES! Now it’s time to plan the wedding. For some, your wedding day is what you’ve been dreaming of since you were little. The white dress, perfect chapel, five-tiered cake, you have all of the details planned. For others, the traditions just aren’t quite as important. There is no shame in that! Maybe, just maybe, an elopement is your answer. Here are some reasons people choose to elope. And a couple of reasons people choose not to.
In planning your perfect wedding you want everything to be flawless down to the most minute detail. You are striving for a day that is beautiful, unique, and that fits you and your future spouse perfectly. The last thing you want is to follow your event with a cliche honeymoon.
If you’ve ever been on the receiving or giving end of a beautiful heart-shaped box of chocolates around Valentine’s Day, you may have wondered why. Year after year of seeing and enjoying chocolate for Valentine’s Day begs the question why do we eat, and give, chocolates as a way to celebrate and show love?
An excellent question to be sure, and to help answer it, let’s go on a quick historical field trip.
A week or two spent in blissful newlywed-ed paradise is about the closest thing to shangri-la most of us will ever get on this planet. From the first steps over the threshold, through the remaining days of fun in the sun, your honeymoon will be unforgettable.
Is wanderlust your middle name? Or could it be that you want a smaller wedding? Or perhaps you simply find it dazzlingly romantic to say “I Do” somewhere exotic? Whatever your reason for desiring a destination wedding – it’s a fabulous idea. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly more popular as the cost of travel is decreasing, accessibility of exotic regions is improving, and folks are wanting to get away from the hum drum of normal life.
Palm trees, warm tepid waters, and plenty of delicious fruity drinks – is this a similar picture that’s painted in your mind? If you’re one of the many couples who have their hearts set on a destination wedding, or a honeymoon far, far away, then congratulations! It makes complete sense to want to spend the most romantic and meaningful days of your life in a small slice of paradise. Celebrating one’s union in a new country, with unique landscapes and cultural offerings is a profound experience, and one you’ll remember forever.
Before you begin to let your imaginations run wild, there are a few logistical, functional, and downright helpful things to consider that will ease the planning process. It’s your big celebration, and you want it to be everything you’ve imagined and more, and it will be if proper planning and consideration goes into it.