Why saying “I do” to an elopement wedding will be the best decision you make

Published on May 24th 2017

So Getting married? Looking for inspiration as to where the perfect location would be; which of your uncles, aunties and long-lost cousins you should invite; or which hometown you should head to?
Sometimes the answer is simple: Why not elope?
With the average cost of a “big day” now around £20,000 in the UK, elopement weddings have become more and more popular in recent years.
But that’s not the only reason.
Changing attitudes, stress and time can all play a part in couples’ decisions to elope.
Here’s why saying “I do” to an elopement wedding will be the best decision you make.

Keep it secret:

Keep it a secret

If, for some reason, you don’t want someone to know where, when or why you’re getting married… well, you don’t have to!
"Elopement weddings are just that - you run away, secretly, to get married.
As years go by, less and less people are less concerned about having big, elaborate weddings, and small ceremonies are on the up. By eloping, you eliminate the stress of organising.

Save your money:

Saving Money

The average cost of a wedding in the UK is around £20,000.
Elopement weddings help to keep these costs down by offering low-key and less formal occasions.
That doesn’t mean it won’t be a lavish, luxurious affair - it can be whatever you want it to be! Whether that’s joining us in 32 acres of gorgeous North Devon countryside or heading to the Amalfi coast in Italy; you can still have the wedding of your dreams.

A select crowd:

A select crowd

Whether you just want it to be the two of you, or you’d like a small group of friends or family; elopement weddings are perfect for narrowing down that tricky guest list.
Here at Millbrook, for example, you can have a ceremony for just the two of you, or for up to 14 guests.
But that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Photographers and videographers, like ones we can recommend, are able to capture the perfect moments, allowing the happy couple something to share with others on their return.
Some elopers may be worried that they’ll upset family members or friends by not inviting them. And that’s when the next point comes in handy...

You can still have a party:

Wedding Party

Yes, your ceremony will be just a select few attendees - but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a huge celebration!
This can be a lot more informal and fun, without the stress, details, formalities and worry of a “wedding day” - instead, “wedding guests” become party guests, and the “wedding” becomes a right royal knees-up.
And, if you wanted to host your jamboree local to Millbrook, we’ll also recommend some wonderful reception venues just a stone’s throw from us.
Now that all sounds like fun, doesn’t it?