PLANNING AN ELOPEMENT

How Not To Upset Your Family And Friends

Plan an Elopement and Still Keep Your Family and Friends Happy

According to research done by Pinterest, this year has shown a rise of 32% in searches for elopements and destination weddings. “Elopements in forests” and “elopements in mountains” have been the two most popular search terms. If you are arranging an elopement with an intimate wedding ceremony, there are lots of ways that you can still make sure your family and friends at home are included and happy. One of these ways include sharing your wedding photos, or even live streaming your big day. Read on to find out how to enjoy your elopement while sharing the joy of it with the ones you love the most.

An engagement party

If you are eloping, you may not be hosting a big wedding reception after your ceremony. You could however have an engagement party before you get married and get everyone together for food, music and dancing. If you are throwing a budget engagement party , rather than hiring a large venue, host a garden party or arrange a summer picnic in a national park. You can bring baskets of food rather than hiring caterers, or ask everyone to bring a dish. Although your friends and family might not be involved in your actual wedding ceremony, they will still be happy organizing some plates of food for your engagement. Use the party as an opportunity to get everyone excited about the plans that you have for your marriage, and share with them d etails about your wedding ceremony. You could even have a practice wedding service at your engagement party, so that everyone gets to witness your commitment to one another.

Video streaming your wedding

Although you might not have all of your friends and family at your wedding, you can still let them be part of it by live streaming your wedding. Make it really special by sending all of your guests an official invite with streaming and log-in details for the day. You could even send out a “wedding box” to everyone, containing a miniature bottle of bubbly to pop open, some streamers and the running order with poems and music. If you set up a social media page for your wedding, then all your virtual wedding guests can interact, leaving comments and posting memories they have of you both.

Sharing your photos

Group photo sharing is a wonderful way of bringing your loved ones together when you are getting married. Using DropEvent, everyone can share unlimited photos to your wedding gallery. You can also upload the images from your big day without needing a special app. If you and your virtual guests want to view your photos or download them to create a photo book or wall collage, then they will only need one QR code or web link to do this.

Many couples choose to elope, and have a personal and intimate wedding ceremony. If you choose to do this, you can still keep your family and friends happy by sharing photos and videos of your wedding, so that they can celebrate your joy.