Please define elopement. And use it in a sentence.

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Once 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. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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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.