Elopement Ceremonies – Small intimate weddings
Is the idea of a big Wedding just not your thing? Or perhaps you and your fiancé are just the super spontaneous type.
An elopement, historically, was referred to a marriage conducted in a hurried and secretive manner, usually involving a trip to the local registry office with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married, with no guests and usually only your BFF as your witnesses present. Maybe with a couple of photos and not much else. Today they have become quite popular and are more commonly referred to as small intimate weddings.
With the average Australian wedding cost ranging anywhere from $36k to $65k, depending on what source you refer to, it makes sense to think about doing things differently.
The choices for inclusions for your wedding are never ending and, of course, with a price to match. Personalised websites, handwritten calligraphy invitations, stunning venues, of which there is a plethora to choose from, designer gown and suits, hire cars, drone photography, trendy food vans, and photo booths are all the icing on the cake for today’s weddings.
Here’s a few advantages of an ‘intimate elopement style wedding ceremony’ versus the ‘all the bells and whistles wedding ceremony’.
- Your budget goes a lot further, leaving you money for a fantastic honeymoon. That’s not to say that you can’t have the full wedding experience. There are many venues in Brisbane and the surrounds catering for small, intimate weddings with all the essentials.
- An intimate elopement is much easier to organise, which also means you are able to have your wedding sooner than later if you’re the spontaneous type.
- Having a smaller number of people at your wedding means you can invite those nearest and dearest to you and in having less guests, means you have more time to spend with them. Many couples comment that they didn’t have enough time at their wedding to spend time with their guests.
- Most importantly, just because you’re having a small wedding, it doesn’t mean it can’t have the same sense of occasion a larger wedding has.
At Mr & Mrs Celebrant, we can provide you with an intimate ceremony surrounded by the people who are your closest family and friends in the location and time of your choice.