Why should you elope? There are a million reasons. Most importantly, you deserve to have the day that is the most authentic reflection of your relationship.
First, what is an elopement? To understand why you should elope you have to know what an elopement is right?
The way we define elopements has changed. The Modern Definition of Eloping goes into more details, but to keep it simple and straight forward:
It's not a shotgun wedding in Vegas, it's not running away and getting hitched despite disapproving parents. It's about doing your day your way in a way you feel most comfortable.
Here's why you should choose to create your own definition of eloping and create the day you want.
#1 - we live in a choose your own adventure world
We live in a choose your own adventure kind of world. You have the power to choose what you want your day to be like. Create a day that is the adventure you want it to be, a reflection on your relationship, a day that fulfills you. This is your day to be true and fully you. You deserve a day that was made uniquely for you. Choose to start your marriage with the most important adventure yet!
#2 - forget about the outside world
Forget about the outside world. Forget about emails, and work, and cleaning the house. Free yourself from distractions and focus on your relationship. Give yourself a chance to disconnect from the world to reconnect what matters most to you. Time goes by so quickly. It forever feels like we're moving on to the next chapter before finishing the one we're in. Escape the pressures of real life and forget everything but the moment your living.
#3 - you don't have to worry about what anyone else thinks
Parents, friends, society, distant relatives you don't remember, everyone wants to have a say. Everyone else wants to make your day about them and want they want. Choosing what you want on your day is not selfish. Eloping is not selfish. In fact, your wedding day is the one day that is supposed to be all about you and your partner. No one else’s opinion matters. Don’t worry about what society tells you is the norm. You don't have to conform or be what anyone else wants or expects of you. Don't worry about what your family has to say on the matter. The people who love you and care about you will set aside any personal feelings and want to see you happy. This is what makes you happy. Your wedding day doesn’t have to be a big production or show for it to matter. Your day is about you, your relationship, and what matters most to you.
#4 - let go of all of your fears
The world loves to judge. There's so much pressure to do everything perfectly. You shouldn't feel that pressure on your wedding day. Create yourself a day where you can let go of all your fears. You don’t have to be the center of attention standing in front of an audience of people you only semi know. You don’t have to worry about what anyone else is thinking. You want to be able to be 100% real and vulnerable and in the moment without the worry of all of the guests and outside factors. A chance to be completely engrossed and sincere when you share your vows and express your love. You don't have to put on a show for anyone, so forget your fears and let go.
#5 - focus on what matters most
Boil your day back to what matters most to you. You should be focused on marrying your best friend. This is a milestone moment that deserves to be experienced fully. This Is a moment meant to be shared between you and the people who matter and you love most. You want your day to focus on you and your love. the most important thing on your wedding day is the person you’re getting married to. At the end of the day what matters most is that you're married to the love of your life.
#6 - begin your marriage with a grand adventure
You deserve to start the rest of your life with the greatest adventure. Enter into the first day of the rest of your life the way you want. Slow down, enjoy, appreciate and absorb everything that’s happening. Leave more in love than when you arrived. Rain or shine, no matter how many things may go wrong, at the end of the day what matters is you’ve married your best friend. Share the most beautiful beginning to a marriage more beautiful than your wedding. Get married on a day that is 100% yours, 100% your way.