Being over the age of 40 has its advantages. First of all, you have the money you did not have back when you were in your 20s. Then, you are mature enough to know what you want from life and you have time to do the things you have always wanted. But when it comes to marriage, what are your dreams? Most couples dream about having a big, extravagant and incredibly elegant wedding. Others, however, want to marry in a simple, but very intimate and beautiful way. Therefore, they choose to elope.
Weddings are about making a commitment to one another, about making promises you know you are going to keep, about sharing love. If you want to have a simple wedding, in a location you have both wanted to go but never got the chance, eloping is the best thing you can do. But first, you need to solve some things and only then can you go and have the dream wedding you have always wanted.
Plan Everything Ahead
If you want your eloping to be successful, you will have to make some really good plans ahead. Depending on the state you want to get married in, you will need to find out whether you need a license and it may take a lot of time before you get it. Therefore, finding a state where you do not have to wait for a certain period of time is your main priority. There are a lot of online places where you can pre-order your license and you do not even have to wait for too long. It is best for you to solve this problem first and only then plan other details.
Another important thing that needs planning is related to who is going to officiate your wedding. Whether you want a man of the state or a minister, you will have to make arrangements before eloping, so as to be sure you can get married.
Make Something More out of Your Elopement
Most couples over 40 have the financial possibilities of going wherever they want and instead of eloping for just a day, try making a holiday out of this thing. Go to a place that you have always wanted to visit and spend some quality time together, just the two of you, without the daily problems and thoughts. This way, you will be able to get married and also spend some of the most beautiful moments of your life together.
Whatever you do and wherever you decide to elope, make sure you take a witness with you. Most couples decide to take their maid of honor and best man with them when they elope and this is the best solution. You can take your best friends with you and spend a weekend or even a week in a beautiful place, having fun and forgetting about the daily problems.