We had another inquiry yesterday from a couple who are interested in eloping. This Sudbury couple googled the terms: Sudbury elopement and we showed up.
Here’s the dictionary definition of eloping:
run away secretly in order to get married, especially without parental consent.
This explains in many ways why eloping and a pop-up wedding are so very different. A pop up wedding, well, everyone knows they’re getting married. It’s not a ‘secret’.
And, even though it’s a much smaller crowd -closest friends and relatives- it breaks away from the long standing tradition of a large wedding- with all its hassles, pageantry and expense.
One of the biggest challenges that comes up, and often resolved, is how do you only invite your closest friends and relatives?
Isn’t it bad manners to exclude?
Actually, no. It’s not. This is a fear which is made up in our imaginations. Most are supportive and happy for the couple as they start their lives together.
That, plus, it solves the bigger problems and challenges that goes along with “who do you invite?” and “how do I keep it small?”
Simple. Have a pop up wedding. No need to elope is there?