Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: Eloping

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Hello from Las Vegas!  We’re here for a short stint and it’s been such a long time since our last visit here that it’s been fun relearning the town.  While Vegas isn’t for everyone, it sure has it’s own big personality!  Which leads us to this week’s Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: My fiance and I just got engaged and we’ve started talking about the wedding.  After some discussion, we think are thinking of eloping.  We know it’s not the norm, but it just seems so much easier, laid back and intimate.  What do you think?  Are we crazy? Will we regret not having the big wedding?

No, I don’t think you are crazy!  Having the big wedding isn’t for everyone just like eloping isn’t for everyone.  The question is what do you want?  I’m sure you’ve talked it through (and if you haven’t you should discuss it seriously), but you are obviously still a little unsure.  Before you make your decision, take a moment and think about your friends and family.  Consider for just a moment and make sure that you won’t be sad if your mom isn’t there or your uncle or your best friend or whomever you are closest to in your life.  You don’t want to look back and wish you’d done it differently.  On a side note, if you find that there are a few people you do want there,  you could do a tiny wedding instead which will still be easy, laid back and intimate.

If you feel comfortable doing it on your own, then I say go for it.  As I said before, eloping is not for everyone, but for those who it is right for, it’s really something special.  You’ll be doing something for love, for just yourselves.  Eloping is not about everyone else and what everyone else wants.  It’s about enjoying a time, a moment, and an experience with just the one you love, and that is special.

Bride and groom in the streets of San Francisco at a San Francisco wedding by destination wedding planner Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events.

(Photo credit: VAS Photography)

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