Elope or Dream Wedding


Everything from budget and planning to the timeline and guest count can make the difference in whether a couple decides to elope or have that dream wedding. While there can be some advantages to having a smaller wedding, your dream wedding does not need to be sacrificed for sake of budget and planning shortcuts. There is a way to have the extravagant wedding of your dreams on a smaller budget with simple planning techniques, while sacrificing nothing in the process. Whether you should elope or have the wedding of your dreams comes down to a few simple considerations.


Planning to Elope


The national average for a wedding is about $30,000. No doubt, this number can break the bank. This is often the number one reason why couples choose to elope. Budgeting for a small getaway that bundles a honeymoon and a whimsical ceremony at almost any location sounds like a romantic solution to wedding finance issues. The second largest factor that causes couples to elope is the simplicity and lack of necessity to get caught up in the stressful planning. Choosing whether to forego the wedding and elope is a big decision that a couple must be able to do without regret. While there are many other beautiful reasons why couples might choose to elope, if your only reason to elope is budget and planning, there are possibilities that have not been considered.

Why Elope and Why Not


Many couples choose to elope at the courthouse. This route might seem like the easiest and most affordable route, but it fails to celebrate the occasion properly. The cold business environment of a courthouse can create the reality of the legal aspect of marriage while detracting from the romantic and ceremonial experience. This is why more and more couples that are choosing to elope are opting to meet an officiant at a romantic location for a small ceremony. This creates a more memorable experience on a small budget. Since this is the moment and memory you will forever attach to your nuptials, it should be significant. Many couples seek to create that experience in their plan to elope, because they are not aware of affordable wedding options available to them.

If couples that are planning to elope became aware that they could have their dream wedding with very little planning at a cost below the national average spent on a honeymoon, many of them might choose to create their wedding memories differently. There are options available to couples that make the dream wedding possible on a smaller budget. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Whether to elope or to have the dream wedding will come down to personal preferences and some important considerations. However, if the reasons to elope are timeline, planning and budget, discover the Crystal Ballroom.


The Crystal Ballroom allows couples to have the elegant ballroom wedding on a budget without skimping on the details. The Crystal Ballroom is an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team that imagines, designs and creates weddings of all sizes to meet the needs and desires of couples planning the magic of their moment.


There is no stress over creating an intimate ceremony space, setting tables, tying chair sashes, arranging seating, designing a ballroom, staging décor, setting the fine china or with any of the details involved in creating the wedding of your dreams at the Crystal Ballroom. All the elegance is included, from the candelabras and manzanita trees to the tall floating candles and floral arrangements. You will sit down with professional designers to coordinate your napkins, linens, sashes, runners, overlays, chargers and all the details to match your theme and design. Weddings at the Crystal Ballroom can also be staged and created on a short timeline.


Crystal Ballroom masters the art of creating elegant weddings of every size, including small weddings for a more intimate experience. Contact the Crystal Ballroom to make your wedding day everything it should be.

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Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.