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Eloping used to be associated with a last-minute, spur of the moment decision — or a way to escape difficult families. It seemed like something that wasn't as thought through as a traditional wedding, but things have definitely changed. Now, elopements and small weddings are becoming the new normal. The best part? You can still bring your nearest and dearest with you even if you choose to have a tiny wedding or book an elopement package — and you’ll save yourself a huge amount of money in the process.
Why is choosing to elope or to have a small wedding becoming so popular? Well, there are a lot of good reasons to elope or to just focus on the people closest to you. From the peace of mind to it being better for your wallet, here are why small weddings are becoming the way forward.
Having A Small Wedding Means Focusing On The People Who Matter Most.
There’s no denying that weddings are expensive. The average cost of a wedding is over $35,000, but that’s the average across all weddings — big weddings are often much higher. It’s not unusual to see over $50,000 or even up into the six figures spent on a wedding day. But does an $80,000 wedding really bring you more joy than a $10,000 one? Most people are realizing that it doesn't. In fact, people who spend more on weddings are more likely to get divorced — so maybe there's some wisdom in keeping things small.
The truth is, even if it's the most important day of your life, even if it’s something you’ve always dreamed off, it’s hard to justify spending more than a year’s salary on a single day. In the middle of a housing crisis, when a lot of young people are juggling student loan debt with a mortgage or saving for a deposit, it just doesn’t make sense. When you look back on your photos and think about how much fun you had, nobody remembers that they went with $50 napkin rings or feels grateful that they went with the most expensive wines. Modern weddings focus on the experience, rather than just the expensive things that can pile up in a traditional wedding.
But even if you have the best wedding budget and the smartest wedding DIY tips, weddings are always going to be expensive. There’s always going to be a per-head cost that will add up. The only way to really keep the cost of your wedding down is to plan a small wedding or elope with family and friends. That way, you can have everything you want for you and your guests — without breaking the bank. Starting your life out as a married couple in a lot of debt is putting yourself behind the eight ball right from the get-go, especially when that money could go to building your life together instead. Do you really want to spend your first months of marriage drowning in credit card debt or repaying family and friends? Instead, you can spend it remembering an amazing (and not extortionate) day that celebrated the two of you.
Day of Coordination: $3,500
Day of Event Coordination includes:
On the day of the wedding you can expect:
Lead Event Planner and Assistant Supervision for the set up of all aspects of the ceremony
Coordination and styling of ceremony and reception details: decor, centerpieces, welcome table, favors, menu cards, table numbers, escort cards, etc.
Coordination of reception details and liaising with Caterer, DJ, MC, Photographer, and helpers
Assistance throughout the day to ensure the program runs smoothly and all your plans are carried out
Distribution of outstanding vendor balances Access to our “Wedding Day Emergency Kit".
Partial Wedding Planning & Day of Event Coordination: $5,500
Partial Wedding Planning and Day-Of Coordination is designed for the couple who only needs help with specific areas along the way. Maybe you have already secured the wedding and reception sites but require some assistance on a few other vendors. Or perhaps you have some planning and decor ideas you want some advice on. Not everyone requires the full help of a wedding planner from start to finish but would benefit from some help along the way.
The Partial Wedding Planning and Day-Of Coordination services include up to 10 hours of consultations where you decide what you need help with, whatever the areas may be. Whether it be finding the best deal for DJs, recommendations on florists or how to navigate picking a photographer, let our planners guide you through the process of your specific needs
Partial Planning & Day of Coordination includes:
Wedding planning e-kit, Google & Drive Folder to assist in creating your itinerary and organizing details.
Creation of reception and ceremony layout plan design. Unlimited phone and e-mail access.
Up to 10 hours of consultations to be used for planning purposes determined by you.
Couples typically use these 10 hours for:
Creating a detailed budget and monthly to do list Vendor recommendations – photo/video, DJ/band, officiant, flowers/decor, cake, etc Sourcing unique or hard to find items/services Dedicated decor planning Planning meetings Vendor visits Itinerary planning Creating an inspiration board for decor Coordination of the wedding rehearsal One planning meeting to discuss the final details Creating an itinerary package for helpers, vendors and wedding party Final venue & vendor meeting
On the day of the wedding you can expect:
Lead Event Planner, Assistant, and a Bridal Attendant On-site Supervision for the set up of all aspects of the ceremony Coordination and styling of ceremony and reception details: decor, centerpieces, welcome table, favors, menu cards, table numbers, escort cards, etc. Coordination of reception details and liaising with Caterer, DJ, MC, Photographer, and helpers Assistance throughout the day to ensure the program runs smoothly and all your plans are carried out Distribution of outstanding vendor balances Access to our “Wedding Day Emergency Kit”
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Jennifer & Tommy · Getting married on 07/03/2027
Veronica was simply AMAZING!!!! From the moment I contacted her when my husband and I decided to down size our wedding plans she was attentive, undertanding, and flexible! Veronica, went above and beyond to secure the perfect location for our ceremony which was Shakespeare Garden in Central Park! Veronica is also bilingual which was a plus for us because my family speaks Spanish! Veronica also suggested a violin player which was a nice touch to our ceremony! Everything was simply perfect, easy, and simple! Veronica, Thank you for working with us and being our officiant! You are awesome!!!!Sent on 09/04/2017
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Robert Fitzgerald · Getting married on 05/11/2022
The Perfect Experience
I'll begin by saying that this was the perfect experience. I booked the horse and carriage ride, photographer, and limo through Wedding Packages NYC for my proposal.Sent on 10/27/2019
Veronica made the process so simple and stress-free. She FaceTimed me to show me exactly where we were going to meet and made sure there were no strangers in my proposal video. If you're not sure what to do, I suggest you call her. Incredibly friendly and she made all my arrangements in only a week's time!
Deborah Assal · Married on 09/22/2019
Central Park Elopement
If you get the chance to work with Veronica just say yes!!
She is truly a pleasure to work with, making me feel comfortable from the very first time we spoke. She is extremely experienced and made our wedding truly magical. The team she put together was top notch between the actual ordainment ceremony, the photographer, musician and we opted for the checkered cab which was a huge hit!! I have never had so many compliments, everyone expressing the same response that the day looked magical. I am very grateful my husband and I met Veronica and had her help in making our day so memorable.Sent on 09/27/2019
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I have personally worked with Veronica Moya many times and she is a wonderful wedding officiant who will make your wedding ceremony special.
I really like to working with Veronica. She is always on time to the place. She'll make you very comfortable during the ceremony.