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Elope Elation: How to Have a Spontaneous and Exciting Wedding

You’ve never been a big fan of large, formal weddings. It may be because you feel that the ceremony should be a personal matter between you and your prospective spouse. Or you may feel that your funds are much better spent on a new house or future education. Travel may be your number one goal.

Whatever the case, having a spontaneous wedding can be a unique and exciting experience that will provide memories for years to come.

Elope Elation: How to Have a Spontaneous and Exciting Wedding

Although an impromptu wedding such as this is supposed to be a spur-of-the-moment affair, there is actually some planning that needs to take place. Here are a few tips and suggestions to get well on your way to marital bliss.

Research Licensing 

Before taking off into the wild sunset, take the time and make the effort to research the wedding license you will need to have on hand at your destination. States vary as to their requirements, so it is best to know exactly what you will need several days in advance. Arriving at the destination of your dreams and then not having the proper paperwork will definitely put a damper on the occasion.

Get Outfitted 

Maybe a long white dress or snazzy tuxedo just isn’t your thing, but what you wear will still be important on your special day. Choose something comfortable but striking to mark this once-in-a-lifetime event. Even better, select clothing that can be worn again, so you will have even more memories of this happy wedding day when you wear the outfit again and again.

Decide on a Location 

Get together as a couple and decide on the perfect destination for your elopement. A favorite spot has always been the city of Las Vegas, as wedding chapels you can find at VivaLasVegasWeddings.com abound within its city limits. Indoor and outdoor venues are available and “Elvis” can even officiate!

Plan a Honeymoon 

The beauty of eloping is that you can often have your honeymoon in the same place as your private ceremony. Think of it as a destination wedding without the crowd of friends and relatives along for the show. See the sights! Go to area events! Visit famous landmarks! Take the time to enjoy each other’s company.

As you can very well see, having an impromptu wedding can be a great start to your new life together. Having a small, intimate and spontaneous ceremony has many advantages and will provide so many beautiful memories that will be enjoyed for years to come.

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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