Elopement Costs

posted 7 months ago in Elopement
Post # 2
6782 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
930 posts
Busy bee

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 # 5
276 posts
Helper bee

Well that depends where you are eloping to?

Post # 6
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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 # 8
617 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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 # 11
18 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
39 posts

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
1353 posts
Bumble bee

ByCandlelight :  my 1st wedding was $5k Candian, in Mexico. That includes our trip and outfits n wedding package ,

Post # 14
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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 !

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