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Please define elopement. And use it in a sentence.


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Please define elopement.  And use it in a sentence. | A Practical WeddingOnce a week (at least while we were picking our venue, tough on a limited budget) one of us would say, oh hell, lets just elope. But then we found out even elopement isn’t what it used to be! Now people sell “elopement packages.” They offer you a lovely venue to say your vows, a photographer, and dinner for your closest family and friends. You bring the dress and the flowers.

You tell me what’s wrong with this picture.

On the plus side, I’m sure $10,000 or so is considered a decent budget for today’s more modest elopement.

Photo via flickr.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • Anonymous

    what IS wrong with this picture?

  • Veronica

    This post is more than 4 years old, but MAN is it right on the money.

    I was crucified for daring to mention on another wedding blog that the “elopements” they were featuring weren’t really elopements at all. Small, intimate wedding? Sure. But to call an event that involves friends, family, pre-planned this and that an elopement, it devalues exactly what is so special about a true elopement. Why the trend? Does it make a couple feel more elite or special? Why not just call a spade a spade? I’d be so curious to dig deeper into this issue.

    VGW