Elope - what does that 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. To clear things up I thought I'd start by asking you the question...
What's your elopement style?
Is it the two of you privately pledging your lives to each other?
Is is being surrounded by friends and family as make you vows of love and commitment to each other?
Or do you have visions or walking down the aisle, with your guests seated in chairs?
EDITORS NOTE: If you want to walk down the aisle, don't be scared, use the word wedding, it wont, it hurt you. Call it a small wedding, a micro wedding or an intimate wedding if you want to.
While other couple's are 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; you can elope anyway you want to, it's your wedding.
Our view is that it's not meant to be an event that builds drama for a fairy tale 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?
What would you do if you were asked to elope?
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Dream Day Weddings is a boutique wedding planning company, based in Saugatuck, catering exclusively to LGBT and low drama couples. They also work in collaboration with local wedding professionals to create stylized elopements, intimate ceremonies, and beach weddings packages, in Saugatuck, Douglas, and South Haven, Michigan