Planning the Perfect Elopement
Eloping is a great option for many couples - a trip to the courthouse saves lots of money, time, and energy. Instead of endless negotiations with family, anxiety about tying the knot in front of a crowd, and months of wedding planning, you and your partner can hold an intimate ceremony in an ideal location such as New Orleans.
Getting married by a Justice of the Peace needn’t prevent you and your new spouse from celebrating your special day! With the money you’ve saved, you can throw a party with all your family and friends then jet off on the honeymoon of your dreams.
Here are tips to keep in mind when planning your elopement:
Tip 1: Remember that elopements do require planning!
You’ll certainly save plenty of time and money by eloping - you won’t have to choose a venue, coordinate with bridesmaids, pick an elaborate wardrobe, or hire caterers. However, keep in mind the things you’ll need to do:
- Choose a date and time
- Book an officiant
- Obtain a marriage license
- Notify family and friends
There is even less of a reason to stress when you have help. The Sully Mansion can help you make your day as special as you have dreamt it. You can maximize the benefits of elopement by getting hitched in your hometown, setting a reasonable budget for clothes and photographers, and, most importantly, keeping your reception small.
Tip 2: Customize!
You don’t have to throw out your individuality just because you’ve ditched the traditional ceremony. Elopements can be held anywhere, including one of the most vibrant cities in the nation--New Orleans! One of the best ways to make your elopement unique is to choose a place that’s meaningful to you.
Don’t assume that you shouldn’t get gussied up for your big day just because you’re eloping! You might not wear a suit or big white dress, but you can still set a budget and choose an outfit that showcases your personality.
Don’t forget little touches, like flowers and a photographer to capture this incredibly important moment. A good photographer will be able to capture and highlight the unique aspects of your relationship and produce photos you’ll treasure for a lifetime. These touches are important to us for any special day on our premises. We have a team of professionals who can help organize these little touches for you.
Tip 3: Make the Most of Your Budget
Your budget will dictate the type of celebration you can throw, but a small budget doesn’t mean you can’t plan a shindig your friends and family will remember for a long time.
Even if you’re working with a limited budget, you probably have more options than you think.
Consider getting married in a place you’ve always wanted to visit. Choosing your favorite restaurant or a fun bed and breakfast in a charming neighborhood can help make your elopement feel more like a traditional wedding. You can exchange vows in an especially scenic or meaningful locale, then start your honeymoon early. At the Sully Mansion, you’ll be able to sit back and let the professionals take care of the organizing, cleaning, and decorating, leaving you and your guests free to enjoy the evening. With our help, you’ll be able to drink and dance the night away without worrying about anything else.
Elopements are a great option to save stress and money, while still allowing you and your partner to express your unique personalities. You should always have fun celebrating your special day!