Look almost anywhere in the wedding industry and you’ll see some startling similarities across the board: the people represented are straight, white, and young. In more recent years, especially in the shake-up that was 2020, the heteronormativity and overall beige palette have begun improving, with even the bigger, more traditional outlets showing change – but there’s still a trend towards showing younger couples, a taste of ageism in the wedding industry.
Planning Your Elopement Articles
Congratulations, you’re engaged! What comes next? The simple answer is: whatever you want. Yet, some may tell you that you and your partner have officially signed up to take on a lengthy, pricey, and often exhausting to-do list.
It’s your wedding day, and you’re holding hands with your partner, looking deep into each others’ loving gaze. You’re about to share your vows, but first, you smile at your partner and take a deep breath to revel in the moment. Steeped in emotion and warmth as you stand on the threshold of life’s greatest adventure, the officiant nods, encouraging you to take your time, and you take a look around.
As you begin to dream up your perfect elopement, you have the opportunity to get just as beautiful, creative and personal with your design as you would with a traditional wedding. With the luxury of doing whatever the heck you actually want to do on your wedding day, you can do things as spontaneously as you like, or you can put a plan in place to have the most stress-free and enjoyable day you can imagine.
While some couples want to be surrounded by as many friends and family as possible to celebrate their marriage, some would really prefer a quiet and intimate day to reflect on their love story.
In March 2020, wedding planning became more complicated than it already was. As news about the coronavirus became abundant, the list of questions, concerns and complications grew. The first round of spring weddings was slowly and hesitantly rescheduled, and then in the blink of an eye, summer and fall weddings had been wiped from the calendar.
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