Once popular in the Victorian Era, elopements were already making a slow and steady comeback before the pandemic hit.
But with today’s current restrictions, their popularity has exploded and become the top choice for couples who don’t want to wait to commit.
While it can be hard to re-imagine your dream day, many newly married couples have felt that eloping has helped them focus on what truly matters most.
Free from the pressure to pay top-dollar for a venue, catering, and open bar (aka the 3 most expensive elements of a wedding), couples are embracing the opportunity to spend more generously on themselves.
From the jewelry that will last a lifetime (and become cherished legacy heirlooms) to the photographs that will proudly hang above the fireplace…
The elopements we’re seeing today emphasize timeless tokens of love.
Eloping isn’t about running away and rushing through a ceremony anymore, the planned elopements of 2021 are all about intentional and thoughtful celebration.
As guest lists become more exclusive, they also become more meaningful.
And many are finding that they don’t miss the social pressure of inviting every co-worker, second cousin, and distant connection that etiquette books (or their parents) might push for under normal circumstances.
Couples who are choosing to come together at this imperfectly perfect moment are finding it easier to focus on the future and prioritize the marriage over the wedding.
With more time to themselves on the big day and more opportunities to create their own traditions, many brides and grooms are getting the best of both worlds celebrating on their terms.
For those looking for a little extra help, many wedding planners have expanded their line of expertise to include elopement.
In fact, most professionals with a connection to the wedding industry —like our staff at Walton’s—are stepping up their services to ensure that the proposals, elopements, and micro weddings happening today are planned to perfection.
Our online showroom is open 24 hours a day, and making a virtual or in-person appointment to meet with our specialists can be done with just the click of a button.
We're here to help and can't wait to hear from you!
The Walton's Team
P.S. Our showroom will be seeing some renovations in progress starting March 22nd. During this time, virtual appointments will continue as usual—but in-person appointments will be offered on a limited basis and new repair appointments will be unavailable for some time.