October 4, 2022

10 Quick-fire Reasons to Elope

If you’re debating on whether or not an elopement is for you, here are 10 quick-fire reasons to go for it.

1. It’s Cheaper

With most couples spending $5,000 – $15,000 on an elopement, they tend to be significantly more affordable than a traditional wedding ($33,000 is the national average).

2. Epic venue opportunities

Whether you dream about an intimate ceremony in the local gardens or exchanging your vows atop a glacier in Iceland, an elopement gives you the freedom to explore some epic locations.

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3. It’s intimate

Just you and your partner having a beautiful moment in a place that’s special to both of you? You can just FEEL the love in the air.

4. Less people, less stress

The fewer guests you bring, the less you have to worry about their needs (and expenses) like food, drinks, transportation, and hotels.

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5. Flexibility

With an elopement, you’re on your own timeline. Running a little late? Who cares! Want to take a spontaneous detour through the woods? Go for it. You don’t have to worry about a crowd of people waiting on you.

6. Less hassle

We already mentioned that it’s cheaper and less stressful. But, we feel we should also mention that you don’t need to hire as many vendors. There’s way less coordination to worry about. And if you’re lucky, you can even find a two-in-one photog and officiant (hint, hint, that’s us).

7. No awkward guest lists

Fewer guests means you’re able to invite only the people you want to be a part of your day. Plus, you don’t have to worry about if your childhood best friend will get along with your partner’s grandmother. That’s a win in our eyes.

8. Same-day honeymoon, anyone?

An elopement makes it easy to celebrate exactly as you’d like, all day (or weekend). Go all in and elope at your honeymoon destination. The only thing you need is photographers willing to travel there – did we mention that we have updated passports?

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9. Highly customizable

Weddings usually involve a lot of tradition from clothing to itineraries. In an elopement, none of that applies (unless you want it to). That means you can have whatever kind of day you want. Picnic on a beach? Done. Laser-tag or paintball? Also done.

10. It’s all about YOU

That’s right. Absolutely NO ONE can tell you what your elopement should look like or pressure you into certain decisions. It’s just you, your partner, and whomever you deem worthy of coming.

So, you in?

If all of that sounds perfect to you, we’ve got an elopement package with your name on it. Our packages include things like location scouting, vendor recommendations, timeline development, and of course, a ton of epic photos so your elopement can be the experience of a lifetime. 

We’ll travel anywhere for your elopement wedding and we mean anywhere (yes, even other countries). We’ll ensure you have plenty of rad photos to document the first of your many epic adventures together, but we want to leave you with this reminder…

You can have the wedding YOU want.

These are just a few reasons why an elopement might be more your style. We could list the benefits of either approach all day, but the point we want to stress is this: You and your partner should do what feels right for you. This is a day to celebrate your relationship, to commit yourselves to one another, to usher in a new chapter of your life alongside your person. It’s “your day” for a reason, and that’s to enjoy it exactly how you’d like.

We’re Natural Intuition Photography – 

A down-to-earth photography duo with over a decade of professional experience. Whether you’re booking an epic elopement adventure or a brand photography session, our ethos is the same: authentic photos happen when you feel like your best self. And it’s our job to make sure you do!

Interested in learning more about what it’s like to work with us?

Get in touch today! We can’t wait to chat!


I love all of these reasons to elope, it’s why my wife and I eloped last year! Thanks so much for sharing!

That is so awesome!!!!

My wife and I decided to elope and ditch our traditional wedding for these reasons! Thank you for sharing this!

My favorite reason to elope is all the AWESOME aNd locations !

What a great 10 reasons to elope !!

Perfectly said– all this and more is why I decided to elope

Awesome resource to highlight These points. 2,5&9 For me are spot On! Having the flexibility and choices to cusTomize things our way is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

So helpful for couples on the fence between an elopement or traditional wedding!

Couldn’t agree more with these reasons to elope! Plus, your photos are incredible 😍