The modern wedding is pretty formidable. Last year, the average Missouri wedding cost $35,000, included over 120 guests, and created 600 lbs of waste. Not everyone dreams of celebrating their marriage by throwing a party complete with a DJ, party bus, and favors for hundreds of guests. In fact, in a survey 3 out of 5 recently married couples regretted throwing a traditional wedding day. But everyone seems to continue going this route.
But you don’t have to.
An elopement allows you to put aside traditions, “shoulds”, and expectations. It allows you to say your vows in a way that’s completely unique and reflects your personality and relationship as a couple. Imagine hiking to Hawksbill Crag, saying your vows overlooking the cliffs, then slow-dancing in the woods. Imagine having a ceremony in downtown Springfield, then heading to Hotel Vandivort for a private meal with your closest friends. Imagine saying “I do” at your family farm then having a picnic with family. Imagine getting married on the bridge where you first said, “I love you,” or the restaurant where you had your first date. Consider this your official call to reject the crazy, the stress, and the impersonal, and your invitation to