You may have already gone down the route of planning a big wedding. However, at some point along the way, it started to feel like you were planning a wedding day for everyone else. You were stressing out about irrelevant details like place settings and floral arrangements. You were getting worked up every time you thought about people staring at you walking down the aisle. You were worrying about pleasing your family over the smallest decisions. You just couldn’t justify using your time, energy, and resources for one day that you would probably be too busy to enjoy.
Instead, you’re looking for a different way to experience your wedding day. You want to start off your marriage doing something you love — traveling to Hawai’i, exploring different islands, and trying new experiences together like flying in a helicopter over 100-foot waterfalls or kayaking alongside humpback whales. When you think of eloping, you get excited at the thought of making new memories, having an intimate wedding day experience, and being completely yourselves without worrying about pleasing everyone else. Eloping can validate the truth you’ve always known — that you don’t need the approval of others to make you happy. You just need each other.