Elopements are quickly becoming more popular than a traditional wedding and there are many reasons for this. You will find below a list of the top 10 of the many advantages to eloping to Queenstown. Here I will look more closely at the reasons behind ‘intimacy and intention’ as well as ‘less family drama’.
Over the past few years, I’ve asked couples what they found to be some of the many advantages to eloping to Queenstown and so the following information is as a result of some of the responses they have shared with me:
1. Intimacy and Intention
2. Less family drama
3. A “just us’ experience
5. Valuing experiences over stuff
6. Less stress and anxiety
7. Too much planning
8. Not the centre of attention
9. Life is meant to be an adventure
10. Amazing photos
Discover the reasons that Intimacy and Intention as well as less family drama are some of the many advantages to eloping.
Intimacy & Intention
For a lot of couples, the main reason they chose to elope was that they wanted the opportunity to really focus on intimate, intentional moments during their wedding day, and they didn’t feel that a larger, more traditional wedding would afford them those moments.
An elopement will provide an opportunity for intimacy and authenticity without the fear of becoming absorbed in the details, timelines, and the sheer number of guests that are often associated with traditional weddings.
When you elope, you’re in the moment together. You can really feel and comprehend the fact that you’re getting married. You’re so much freer to express your emotions because you’re not lost in the blur. You get the chance to pause, look into your partner’s eye, embrace it all, and say “this is real—I just married you.”
Eloping gives you time to soak in the day together, time to honour this huge life transition, time to just be together.
“My fiancé and I are choosing to elope because we see the ceremony as something so intimate that only needs to be shared between us. We want to be able to read our vows, to cry, to laugh, and to become one”
Less Family Drama
Let’s be honest—not everyone is close to their families.
For a lot of people, the thought of a big, family-centred wedding can be a traumatic idea. So many of those traditions require you to have good, healthy relationships with your family for them to be meaningful, and a lot of people out there don’t have that.
The reality of it is this—this is your day.
This is your shot to create something uniquely beautiful with your partner that you’re going to look back on forever.
You should make sure that no matter how you choose to get married, you’re doing what you want to do and that you’re giving yourself the chance to be your most authentic self. You should be able to look at your partner and say what you want and feel how you feel without having to deal with sadness or anxiety or anger or overwhelming emotions that might come with the big wedding, family-centric traditions.
And honestly, even if you didn’t grow up in a traumatic situation, even if you really have a healthy relationship with your family in a way that makes sense in most ways but just not for the day you get married, that’s OK, too. If you don’t want the stress of dealing with a family-included wedding day, just don’t do it.
Your wedding day is about you and the love you have for your partner.
Be brave and make the decision that feels right for you
“If I could do it all again, I would have eloped to avoid the stress of all the logistics and family dynamics.”
The first 2 reasons why my couples chose to elope to Queenstown can be found here .http://www.weddingcelebrantqueenstown/elopetoqueenstown