Some women are more bridechillas than bridezillas and would rather keep the guest list down to a minimum than worrying about the stress of planning a wedding. And what better way to achieve that than to not invite anyone else but your soon-to-be spouse?
More couples are foregoing the traditional ceremony and reception for low-key nuptials like an elopement, and we completely see the benefits of doing so. You can save time, money, and effort, and most importantly, you’re able to focus on what your big day should really be about: you and your partner. Because let’s be real, most weddings aren’t about you, they’re about your guests. One way to shift that power back into your hands is to elope! Even if the idea of running off with your SO sounds more stressful than romantic, the concept of an elopement has been redefined by modern couples. Think of it as an intimate wedding between just the two of you and/or with your closest friends and family. (The whole secret part is only optional nowadays.)
To help inspire you, we’ve put together 11 different elopement ideas; some are unique and casual, while others prove that small doesn’t have to mean simple. See them ahead!