Maddie Mae, over at Adventure Instead, did research with more than 200 couples about why they eloped. Her blog post is the most exhaustive post I’ve found about why people have chosen to elope and why eloping might be right for you. Maddie says:
“What’s different about this post is it’s based on real data from 200+ couples. No opinions from photographers here – you’re about to read real thoughts from real couples who chose to elope!
We tried to find this data but couldn’t, so we collected it ourselves – We asked more than 200 couples why they chose to elope, and the top 10 reasons to elope (in order of frequency) are below.
We’re so excited to share the actual, driving forces behind couples choosing to elope—the real reasons that people are bravely choosing to have a an intentional wedding day that’s perfectly in-line with who they are.
You don’t want to skip this one. The real reasons to elope might surprise you.” -Maddie Mae
I’m a hopeless romantic – I believe in soulmates, and I’m here to help you marry yours in the great outdoors.
Combining my passion for epic landscapes, love stories, and equality for every human being, I’m on a mission to guide couples of all colors and backgrounds to the best wedding day of their life. A day without judgment and pressure, a day to connect with each other and nature.
Best of all?
I’ll make sure you leave with the most epic photos you’ve ever seen.