California and Colorado Elopements

12 Reasons Why Colorado is the Best Place to Elope

Forget Vegas! For our money, Colorado is one of the most spectacular places on earth to be married. Consider the following: The price of a marriage license in Colorado is one of the least expensive in the nation. $30! For Vegas, it's double that at $60. You don't even need…

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Dealing with your Family’s Reaction to your Elopement

One reason that some couples hesitate to consider an intimate “just us” ceremony is because they fear hurting the feelings of unincluded family members. There’s not much benefit--and potentially quite a bit of harm--from swapping pre-wedding day stress for post-wedding day stress. At least the former has an ending date;…

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How to Plan an Elopement

Planning your Elopement "I don't know where to start!" is the semi-frantic comment I hear from couples that are in the beginning stages of planning their elopement. I totally get it. Even though you've made the decision to forego the drama and expense of a big wedding, it doesn't mean…

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Elopement hits main stream media

We just love this article posted by ABC News titled Stressed-out Americans Embrace Elopement. Here are some of the highlights: Although it's tough to quantify, a growing number of Americans are having elopement-style weddings. The term "elopement" doesn't have the same connotation that it used to. Remember the old black…

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Choice Overload Leads to Increase in Elopements (It’s not the economy… or the pandemic)

2021 UPDATE: I wrote this article in 2013 and I think it's even more pertinent today. So, I've made some edits and updates that make it more informative for the 2021 (and beyond!) engaged couple. Elopement weddings are on the rise Yes, I think elopements are here to stay and…

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