1 day ago
You showed me that it was okay to be me, to love the way I love, and want the things I want. We’ve been talking about eloping for years now, how for us, this is the perfect way to seal our love, because eloping is only about us and the love we’ve cultivated. Letting go of what others think and being true to ourselves is how our love was born, so it’s only fitting that we should marry in the same fashion.
But I want to outline exactly why eloping means so much to me.
~ We’ve had enough stress, chaos, drama and turmoil in our lives to know that planning an elaborate wedding is not for us. It would be stressful (to say the least). We’ve worked so hard to alleviate stress- it’s simply not worth putting ourselves under that much pressure. ~ For two anxious souls (one who hates attention), an elopement would mean we could just enjoy our day and completely let go of worrying about anyone else. We wouldn’t have to make sure everyone was having a good time, get around to chat to each person, or fret about people we weren’t able to invite. We could relax completely and take in every second of our special day.
~ With family living all over the globe, choosing a place to get married is itself an unfathomable task, let alone getting them all to come, especially when some simply don’t have the means to do so. An elopement takes the pressure off and frees our family and friends of any obligations.
~ Weddings are bloody expensive. It was hard enough to raise $7,000 for a visa. A full wedding with all the trimmings is just out of the question.
~ To win this elopement package worth $18K would mean we don’t have to raise the money for the elopement we were planning. It’s much more than we would’ve spent so this elopement would be phenomenal in comparison to what we could’ve had. And the money we would’ve spent on an elopement could instead be spent on a honeymoon 🌴🍹🥥🏖☀️ 🙌🏼.
~ But, most importantly, an elopement would allow us to focus only on ourselves, each other, and our love, because this is what has helped us navigate the hardest challenges and what has made our love so strong and so beautiful. It’s the perfect way for us to commit to one another.