Post # 1
I recently started looking at elopements and I calculated the cost of an elopement abroad with everything included (honeymoon, photography, attire, travel, etc.) and it added up to about $14000.
I know that everyone has a different budget, but does this seem generally reasonable for an approximately two week trip for two with everything included? I know that elopements vary widely and I am not sure the typical price range for this type of destination elopement/honeymoon.
Post # 2
Depends where you are going. $14k could last you 6 months (or more!) travelling in vietnam or thailand. But for like, maldives or bora bora which are much more expensive, it’s probably around there.
“Reasonable” price fr 2 weeks will greatly change on who’s answering. For me? That’s too much. Though I travel often, I try to travel pretty cheap lol.
Post # 3
That money can go along ways in most places id think to travel to. ive been to europe and the more expensive countries therein, but id honestly consider a more relaxed atmosphere on a beach in central america, or in cacun. Bora bora is anisland id consider but would be afraid to stay in for a long period of time (surrounded by water for two weeks, ahhhhh!).
I think it’s a comfortable budget to do what youd liek to do and enjoy yourselves 🙂
Post # 4
I should clarify that the cost includes an elopement photographer, dress, hair and makeup, elopement announcements, etc. not just the trip for two weeks.
Post # 5
Well that depends where you are eloping to?
Post # 6
I thought that part of the benefit of eloping was a less expensive exercise than a traditional wedding? Also it depends where this is as to whether it’s good value. It seems expensive to me just based on what info you gave. However if it’s a luxury cruise or 2 weeks in Paris etc then maybe it isnt lol.
Post # 7
The cost includes two seperate trips to England from the US (one being 9 days and one being 10 days), activities, air fare, lodging, a wedding ceremony and officiant, meals, a small wedding cake, flowers, a photographer, wedding dress and accessories, groomswear, hair and makeup, dress and flower preservation, and elopement announcements.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
I used to fly to London for work several times a year, a 10 day trip would cost me about $3500. Middle of the road flights, middle of the road hotels, middle of the road food. $14k for an elopement would, to me, defeat the point of an elopement. But you aren’t me. If it sounds reasonable to you, it’s the right price.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
ByCandlelight : yes that’s about how much we paid, although more like 20k because we took a 3 week trip and it was Europe which is expensive. I can give you a specific breakdown if you want!
Post # 10
jayrock : That would be helpful, thank you!
Post # 11
We spent about $4000 for our elopement. Six months later we did a two week trip to Europe for $7000 ish. I’d say if y’all can afford it without placing undue financial stress on yourselves, go for it!
Post # 12
If it is what you want and can afford it, enjoy!
We decided to “elope” at the courthouse (with 1 witness told the week before) and then honeymooned in Europe for 3 weeks. The courthouse fees, a celebratory dinner with our witness and our 2 night stay in the city at an amazing hotel was under $2500. No MUA, hair, or expensive attire (dress was $19.99?) but 2 Michelin star meals. Our honeymoon was about 10x that much (3 cities/countries). If getting married abroad and dealing with the legalities of it was straightforward, we might have done it overseas. Eloping for us wasn’t about saving money but more that we don’t like having so much attention on us.
Post # 13
ByCandlelight : my 1st wedding was $5k Candian, in Mexico. That includes our trip and outfits n wedding package ,
Post # 14
We did the weddingmoon thing and payed something along those lines for about 10 days including weddingplaner and wedding and helicopter rides and splurged on everything.
We didn’t elope to save money. We didn’t want to deal with people and stress. That’s worth a lot of money to me. It was so wonderful.
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2020 - City, State
What part of England are you hoping to visit ? That can make a big difference to your budget and if your looking to save money is probably where you can make a big difference.
I’m from England and think that sounds a bit expensive (are you looking at luxury accommodation etc? Or London) I’m currently planning my wedding and it’s looking to cost around £10,00, and I’m having a ‘nice – in my opinion haha’ wedding.
Im assuming most of your budget is the airfare/accommodation?
I didn’t realise it was so expensive to come here from the US !