In terms of planning a wedding, the details can easily overwhelm you. In fact, even the cost of your wedding can go out of control. However, there are things you must think about. Do not think that eloping does not come with any of the stress associated with a big wedding. Before you consider eloping in Las Vegas, ensure you are doing it for the right reason. If you are sure about your elopement, there some etiquette issues you must take care of.
Before you elope, ensure you know the requirements to be legally married at your destination. Each state can vary in their requirements. Check if there is a waiting period after you apply for a marriage license or if there are documents you must submit such as driver’s license, divorce decree, birth certification, and others. Inquire also if you need a witness and how much the license is.
Breaking the News to your Family
After the elopement, you must inform both families as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may hurt their feelings beyond repair. But, you can also ask your parents if they want to take part in the elopement to prevent issues later on.
Choosing a Venue
An elopement is a more intimate wedding setting with just the two of you or with a few people you love, you can choose any venue you want. You don’t have to worry about making people comfortable and accommodated. If you want to elope in Vegas, your venue options include a ski lodge, a desert, a theme park, or a beach.
What to Wear
With eloping, you can wear anything you want. You don’t need to worry about showing off, making o others swoon, or offending someone. Of course, you can still wear a formal wedding gown as long as makes you comfortable. In fact, you can wear a pair of jeans if you want to go rugged.
Even if you decide to elope, you don’t need to forego the wedding reception. If you want to have an after-elopement party, do it as soon after the ceremony as possible. Your reception might be less stressful since you will not need to worry about everything going just right at your elopement ceremony.
You can still receive wedding gifts even if you choose to elope. But, just ensure you send a “thank you” note as soon as possible after your honeymoon.