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You Want to Elope? 5 Ideas for 2020

You Want to Elope? 5 Ideas for 2020 | Guest Blog by Mamas Like Me

Eloping is one of the biggest trends in weddings today. While you might see nothing but glossy, picture-perfect wedding on Instagram on Pinterest, this isn’t the only way to celebrate saying “I do” with your partner. In fact, as wedding costs continue to skyrocket, more and more brides and grooms are choosing to skip out on the fanfair to create a day that just belongs to them. 

If a big, over-the-top wedding isn’t really your thing, you’re in luck. There are so many options to make a special day, no matter how big or small, that are perfect for 2020. In this guide, we’ll share 5 ideas for a magical elopement in 2020. 

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1. Winter Wonderland
We all know how popular beach elopements are, but what about a winter wonderland elopement? There’s something just as magical about snow-capped mountains and ski lodges. There’s something about being trapped together in a cozy lodge that makes the whole experience so romantic. 

Instead of hitting a tropical paradise for your elopement, why not hit the slopes? Whether you choose a national park, ski lodge, or even a local park in the winter, you’re sure to experience the full magic of your special day. Get more information here about finding a winter dress of your dreams.

2. Disney Princess
Let’s face it. We all secretly want to be a Disney Princess, don’t we? However, what they don’t tell you in the fairytale is just how much Disney weddings cost nowadays. It can easily cost over $20,000 just for a basic wedding package at Disney World or Disneyland.

Yet, one of the best-kept Disney wedding secrets is that you can actually elope in the most magical place on Earth for quite the discount! Believe it or not, if you have under 4 guests (including the bride and groom), and you’re open to a flexible location, you can swing a ceremony for under $3000. That’s quite the bargain for a wedding in a magical wonderland. 

3. Travel Elopement
Why not combine your wedding and honeymoon? If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in the Tuscan countryside, in front of the Eiffel Tower, or on an South African safari, why not do just that? Just coordinate your wedding officiant or secure a local venue and make it happen. Just make sure you look up the local marriage laws to ensure everything works out when you go back home. 

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4. Backyard Wedding

Last but not least, if you and your partner are thrill-seekers, why not embrace your wild side on the biggest day of your life? Adventure wedding are heating up across the globe, and there are so many places and activities to choose from. 

5. Adventure Together

You can get married underwater in a dive suite, at the top of the world on a skydiving airplane, or even seconds before bungee jumping. You might want to invite some friends along to see your vows in action. 

Start Your Life Together

Eloping lets you skip the fanfare of a flashy wedding day to just focus on each other. Whether you’re hoping to keep it small in your own backyard or you want a small wedding fit for a princess, there are so many options for eloping this year and beyond. 

If you’re not sure what wedding suits you, consider one of these ideas above. There’s something to suit every budget, style, and personality. It’s time to say “I do” on your own terms. 

Still need help planning? Check out these awesome wedding planning tools here! Wedding Wire makes it a PIECE OF CAKE!

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