To Elope or Not? That is The Question.

The day after my husband proposed to me we picked our wedding date. I had always dreamed of a big wedding which included our family and friends. We were engaged on Thanksgiving, August was the month set for our wedding.

As our plans began to take shape I truly believed they were seamless. But as I am sure you are aware the best laid plans can sometimes falter. My first struggle was with the wedding planner. Without seeking references I hired her. She was a total disappointment. I ended up doing most of my own planning. There were other challenges from the guest list to the limousine driver not showing up on the day of our wedding. (I will save this for another post). The point is, I began to think it would have been easier and less stress if we eloped.

I am happy we continued with our wedding but I do think an elopement has its place in the world of nuptials.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of eloping.


1. Eloping is a financially conservative alternative and can be very romantic.

2. There is less stress with little family and friend drama.

3. The choice of location is wide open for your nuptials.

4. Your opinion is all that matters.

5. Your secret elopement makes your nuptials extra special.


1. Family is not present to share your special day.

2. Enthusiasm is lessened without a celebration.

3. Don't expect gifts.

4. You will probably do most of the planning, which is work.

5. You miss out on being queen for the day.

The bottom line, it’s your love, your choice. Whichever you decide elopement or wedding, enjoy the journey and make memories!

I would love to help you create a memorable wedding ceremony please contact Dr. Lesly. A few 2020 dates are still available.



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