To Elope, or not to elope…

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My cute Irish hair colourist (who obviously lives in NZ) got engaged recently to a kiwi bloke. Her dream wedding would be set back in her home country in the Dublin hills with a cosy, quirky winter vibe. However, they have a small family of three young boys which already makes the travel costs alone super expensive. Plus travelling back to Ireland would mean a big cost to her fiance’s family and all their NZ friends. So what does she do??

Well, she’s thinking of a simple elopement – just the two of them, leaving the kids at home! That way no one family gets upset or has to budget more than the other – plus they get to put their money towards a well deserved romantic mini break! I love it! (Even though I would love to be their Celebrant, it makes alot of sense.) And save the huge expense for other important things that matter. And then, just have a big BYO party for friends and family next time you’re all together!

When I was googling ideas on eloping – it seemed eloping was a whole new level of wedding planning. I’m a bit confused – I thought eloping was meant to make it easier so you could just focus on the two of you?! So I would say if you choose to elope stick to simple and make it a celebration of your love story – otherwise you may as well have the whole shebang!

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