Just because I eloped doesn't mean I'm broke or pregnant!
Some misconceptions about eloping are that the couple can't afford a "real" wedding or that the bride is pregnant. While those certainly could be reasons, Edward and I do not fall into either category.
Our elopement was spur of the moment. Having just lost my mother, planning a wedding had become increasingly depressing. Edward saw my anguish and came up with a solution! He said "let's get married tomorrow!" I didn't hesitate.
Here are my 5 reasons to Dope Elope
1. It's fun!
Eloping was the most spontaneous, thrilling thing I have ever done! Rushing to find a dress, booking a venue all under 4 hours was exhilarating! To top it off, the immediate gratification of seeing the end result was the next day not months away.
2. It's on your terms
Our elopement was all about US! We wore what we wanted, ate what we wanted (Edward had a burger and wings for his first married meal) and we LOVED every second of it!
3. It makes for a great story
Now that we are married, I find myself retelling the story of our elopement very often. People always have so many questions. It's a great icebreaker with couples since someone usually asks about our love story. I'm happy we don't have the cookie cutter engagement/wedding story.
4. It's romantic
Nothing is more romantic to me than the fact that my husband only wanted me. He wanted to marry me ANYWHERE he could. Edward didn't care if I had a dress or sweats he just wanted his bride. We actually tried to elope while we were on vacation in Houston. We got the marriage license but there was not one, single judge on 12 floors of the courthouse that day. So we kept the license as a souvenir. I had no clue we would actually be married a few weeks later.
5. It's just DOPE
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