Most people will never plan a large catered event in their lifetime, with the possible exception of their wedding. Coordinating everything—including venues, food, entertainment, linens, vendors, and florists—can be mind-boggling and intimidating. Because of the stress involved and the often-exorbitant price of a wedding, you may have decided that elopement is the right way to go for you.
Eloping is not for everyone, but it can be very thrilling and sexy knowing that it will be just you and your partner, without anyone interfering in the planning of this exciting, life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime event.
If you’ve decided to run away, to secretly and privately get married to escape the hectic task of planning a wedding or for any other reason, congratulations! You’ll have eliminated the bulk of the work—the stress and expense of it all. But there are still some things you’ll need to handle, such as booking your travel, checking legalities (if you’re heading out of the country), finding your vendors (photographer, local planning help, or a florist, for example), and of course you’ll still need to find the perfect dress. For most brides, it’s almost always about the dress!
Finding the perfect wedding dress may be the foremost thought in the mind of any bride-to-be, and the less time you have to find it, the more anxiety-stricken you may become. But finding the perfect dress should be some of the most fun you’ve ever had, so follow the first basic rule: don’t panic!