Elopement- 16th century and Today

Why do people elope?

Traditional wedding ceremonies are fun, no doubt about that. But they can also be tedious and difficult. So obviously, planning for a wedding is no picnic either. It will involve lots preparations and it will cost you a  large amount of money. Of course, in the name of love, you are willing to do all this and to sacrifice your time, energy, and money for something that means a lot to you and your beloved soon to be husband or wife.These are some reasons why people elope:
  • Parents don't like your choice of partner.
  • Just wanna get married and get it over with
  • Illness
  • Your fiancée is pregnant
  • You're going to jail
  • You're going to war
  • You're leaving the country
  • You want to become a citizen of a country
        .Spur of the moment thing, "What the heck, let's do it!"

Why should we elope?

Why should we elope?  To do it for fun? To make your dad mad? why? For what?


  • You don't have to go through a year of wedding planning .
  • It's less expensive.
  • You can marry whomever, whenever, however you like.

  • Dealing with family wrath and disappointment when they find out.
  • Dealing with you own disappointment.
  • Not being able to share your wedding with those close to you.
  • Answering the question, "Why did you elope?" a million times.
  • It's a secret wedding and people will always wonder what the real reason was.
  • You are not considered as being 'officially married'.