With flowers, ball gowns, music, and romance, there’s a reason weddings are something we dream about for years. But they can also be incredibly expensive. In fact, the average wedding costs around $35,000. Since they’ve become such over-the-top affairs, many couples are opting to take to take the plunge in a more intimate setting and combine their weddings and honeymoons by traveling to exciting locations to hold elopement ceremonies.
“Millennials tend to value unique experiences, which is a key driver behind the growth of elopements,” Janessa White of Simply Eloped tells Brides.com “They can experience a new place, get married, and still save way more money when compared to a traditional wedding. Couples can elope for well under $1,000, which is naturally appealing.”
Hotels have even taken notice of the trend and have started to offer elopement packages to make getting hitched even more hassle-free. But just because the matrimonial fete is lower key, doesn’t mean these properties are skimping on luxury details.
Here are five elopement packages that will you have reconsidering a traditional wedding.
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