Want To Elope? | St. Simons Island Wedding Planner

Are you thinking of eloping?  Most couples go through a time during the planning of their wedding that they just want to throw in the towel and run off to elope……just the two of them.  The fact is that very few actually do it…..but it’s not a bad idea.  Weddings are so expensive these days that eloping has become more and more popular.
If you are considering an elopement, you will want to find out everything you can about eloping in order to make the best decision for you and your fiancé.

Saving money is the biggest reason that couples decide to elope.   Eloping can actually save you many thousands of dollars since the cost of an elopement for two is far less expensive than a traditional church wedding.   Some couples feel that there is too much drama during the planning stages of the wedding and end up stressing over decisions involving close friends and family.  There may also be some disapproving of the marriage by one of the parents as well as problems that arise from divorced parents.  The spontaneity and thrill of running away together can be a fun, intimate, and romantic way of being together and getting married, while leaving the stress behind.

Some of the things you’ll want to remember though are that you just might be missing out on celebrating with your close friends and family if you were planning a big wedding.  It’s very possible that some family and friends may have hurt feelings because they were unaware of your elopement.  You’ll want to handle this carefully to avoid any problems.  If you’ve always dreamed of a traditional church wedding, you may always feel that you missed out on your chance.  You might even miss seeing and meeting many friends and relatives who live far away, but might have attended your wedding.   Although you may have professional photography at an elopement, you may miss out on pictures that included family and friends together.

If you really want to elope, but want to include your friends and family, you may choose an intimate ceremony that’s just for the two of you and then afterwards have a reception for your friends and family.  A professional photographer is also an option that will give you many beautiful pictures of your elopement and your reception.  Your pictures could be used in a wedding announcement, as well. 

Many elopement packages are available to choose from and include many options, as well.  Professional photography, bride’s bouquet, groom’s boot, as well as many other amenities are available.  You may also add any item to your elopement package that is special to you, such as a wedding arbor, or even a horse and carriage ride, with strawberries and champagne.  It’s all up to you. 

Some couples include their parents and close friends in their ceremony and afterwards, everyone could go out to dinner together to celebrate.  It’s a great way to include those people who are special in your lives. 

 Another way to elope but also include others is to have a big party when you get back home to celebrate your marriage.  When sending your wedding announcement, include an invitation to the celebration party.  People love that!

If you do decide to elope, you’ll definitely want to consider St. Simons Island, located off the coast of Georgia. Our beautiful sandy beaches, parks, piers, gazebos, lighthouse, and majestic live oaks with their hanging moss make our little island a romantic backdrop for your intimate ceremony.  Award winning restaurants are just waiting to serve that romantic dinner for two.  The midnight walks on the beach under the moon and stars will make you want to visit again and again to remember the love that you shared.    

At St. Simons Elopements, we can take care of all the details for you.  Your engagement time is very special and you should enjoy it without all the stress. 

Please visit my website at www.stsimonselopements.com  for more information on elopement packages.  If you have questions, drop me an e-mail me at stsimonselopements@yahoo.com or give me a call at 912-638-8706.    

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