If you feel like you could do this with your BFF, flying to your ceremony with a small party with no questions asked, it sounds like an elopement is the right thing for you.
However, if you can’t see yourself walking down the aisle without all your loved ones, including your great great cousins that you haven’t seen in years, you know where your heart is.
Note : an elopement is sometimes a good way to deal with family issues.
If you fear some drama, running away is a good option. After all, your parents have not been able to be in the same room without yelling at each other since their divorce in 1997. Don’t forget this is your special day : nobody is allowed to rain on your parade, including Mom and Dad, and instead of facing unnecessary issues, well, you’d rather have an intimate bubble of pure bliss.
And you’ll still get to celebrate with your parents and everybody else when you get back to reality, but without the pressure.
The average budget for a wedding is about 30 000 euros, most of it being spent on the venue and catering.
An elopement could cost a way less than a tenth of that amount.
Facing this truth, you’ll know at least if you want to start a saving plan in order to afford your dream wedding, or if your actual saving accounts will do.
On the other side, you may receive financial support from your family once you announce your engagement. In this case, they’ll expect for sure to be a part of your big day. Make sure they know where you stand about your choices of celebration.
Still deciding about your wedding or elopement in Paris or anywhere in France? Drop me your questions here, I’ll get back to you soon!
Here’s also a link to my show in English about Weddings in France, if you’d like to hear it!