You’ve decided to get married but don’t want a big traditional wedding. You don’t even want a small nontraditional wedding. You want to elope. While the idea is certainly seductive, you may be worried that you wedding day will be less than memorable if you just schlep to the local court house. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Here are some places and ideas you can consider for a fun elopement.
Do it in Reno Nevada. A neighbor to Las Vegas, the process of getting married in Reno is amazingly easy. In addition, you won’t have to deal with the sleazy factor that Vegas weddings conjure up. Instead a Reno Nevada wedding is picturesque and beautiful. If you want to do some gambling after the wedding, it is just a short trip to Las Vegas for some high-risk action.
Have a resort marriage. Tell everyone you are going on an engagement trip and come back married. Many resorts have quick and easy wedding packages from providing a dress, to flowers, scenery and an officiant. Just call ahead to find out what paperwork you will need to get married. The resorts also provide videographers so you can send videos to everyone as an wedding announcement. This way, they can feel included in your ceremony.
Get married in a mass Valentines Day Wedding. Many cities hold mass Valentine’s Day weddings. This consists of hundreds of couples saying their vows at the same town usually on the court steps of a major city. These mass weddings aren’t hard to find, and they can be a lot of fun. To find them, just listen to your favorite radio station and check the internet as Valentine’s Day approaches for more information.
Make your elopement part of a Disneyland trip. Disneyland and Disney World will help you plan a wedding of any size, and expense including an elopement. It can cost a small bundle for some of the amenities like a hot air balloon rise and private cruise, but it is certainly fun, memorable, and still cheaper than a big wedding. Stay on at the theme park for a fairy tale honeymoon.
Have a semi-elopement. Have the small expense and lack of stress of an elopement, while including a few key family members by inviting people to a simple engagement party, and when they show up, announce that it is actually your wedding. Those who could show up would witness the wedding, and the impromptu nature of the party will make it a lot of fun for you and anyone who has a sense of humor at your party. (You might want to avoid inviting anyone who would not appreciate such a surprise.)