For years, everyone followed a very traditional idea of a wedding day. It was a huge event, filled with all your loved ones and friends. You'd invite as many people as possible to this big day, ensuring that you shared the experience as much as you could.
However, in recent times, the idea of smaller weddings has become more and more popular. Indeed, many couples are ditching the big traditional approach and opting for tiny weddings with limited guests. Or, they go one step further than this and elope! Eloping is the practice of going off and getting married without really telling anyone at all. In the olden times, star-crossed lovers would sneak away from warring families and get married in secret. Eloping is less sneaky these days, and mainly refers to couples that want a quieter, smaller, wedding.
The concept of eloping and having a small wedding is very pleasing to many. In fact, it's seen as a brilliant way of saving lots of money, which could then be put towards your first house, honeymoon - or another big purchase. They're deemed more private and intimate as well, which is very pleasing to a lot of happy couples. Of course, eloping isn't without its downsides as well. Some couples worry about hurting their friend's feelings by not inviting them, the event feels less extravagant and important, and you don't share the memories with as many people.
So, is a small wedding right for you? Check out this infographic by The Wedding Band Shop to see all of the pros and cons of eloping, along with some questions to ask before making a decision. It'll help you make up your mind and do what's best for you!
Infographic designed by The Wedding Band Shop Wedding Rings Dublin