What does it mean to elope?

Elope – what does that word mean to you?

What does it mean to you when you hear someone say “we’re going to elope”? I thought the answer was pretty simple – until I stated to ask around. I got different answers from almost everyone I spoke to. From couples to Wedding Officiants, we all had our own point of views on the subject. We each defined them differently, it terms of services, too.elope, Michigan Wedding Officiant - Elope in Michigan

So to clear things up I thought I’d start by asking – What’s an elopement to you? Is it the two of privately pledging your lives to each other?

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Is is being surrounded by friends and family as make you vows of love and commitment to each other?

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Or do you have visions or walking down the aisle, with your guests seated in chairs?

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But if you’re cool with gathering everyone who’s attending together in one spot, walking to the chosen ceremony location together, getting in position and then having a simple sweet ceremony; then we’re on the same page. You want to elope.

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It’s not meant to be an event that builds drama for a fairytale entrance. It’s two people in love joining their lives as one with the exchange of some meaningful words, surround by a dozen or two friends and family.

 

What do you think? Have you ever though about doing it?

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