As we all know by this point, this CoronaVirus pandemic has been affecting not only American lives, but lives around the world. It is heartbreaking to see how so many facets of life have been deeply affected by this virus. For many of you reading this post, it’s affected one of the most important days of your life – your wedding day.
If this is you, I am SO sorry that you have to deal with the stress of readjusting plans and losing a dream you’ve built up since your engagement. I am also engaged and completely understand the stress of losing something you’ve put tons of time and planning into. It’s heartbreaking in many ways – but, the good news is, you can still celebrate your love in a genuine & memorable way. As a future bride myself, I have thought long and hard about how to serve your needs as currently engaged couples. Below, I have outlined exactly how we can come alongside you to turn this negative experience into something uniquely beautiful.
OUR OFFICIANT / PHOTO & VIDEO PARTNERSHIP
Destination Elopements and I have been working together for years to bring great elopement experiences to couples in North Carolina & beyond. Our team is confident that you can have an alternative option that will be a precious memory for years to come. Together, we have seen over 150 couples say I do in unique ways that represent their love. These small gatherings are so special & exactly why we do what we do.
ELOPE YOUR WAY
There are some huge misconceptions about modern day elopements out there. Basically, elopements can look however you’d like – you can get married in the mountains, at the beach, in your home, or at your favorite brewery! You can invite up to 6 people (based on current government standards including the 2 of us and you 2) or run away just the two of you! We are more than happy to come alongside you and help you plan something that will feel & look like your love with whomever you’d like to bring along. This is YOUR DAY & celebrating that is really all that matters.
STRESS FREE PLANNING
Destination Elopements (a planning & officiant service) and I are teaming up once again to offer pre-planned, stress free elopement packages during this CoronaVirus outbreak. Destination Elopements and I are each offering $100 off ($200 total) to any couples that need to change their original wedding plans.
We also have a team of florists, bakeries, makeup & hair artists, venues, restaurants, etc. that would love to help make your day just as special as you had hoped. If your current vendors happen to be local, we can team up with them to assure other small businesses lose as little business as possible. We want to make this process as smooth and stress free as possible for you! If you have an exact vision, we’d love to help bring it to life. If you have no clue what to do after planning a whole wedding, no worries, we’ve got you – we do this for a living and can talk you through finding the perfect team, location & vibe for your elopement!
CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY LATER
I completely understand that it is heartbreaking not to share this moment with everyone you had originally planned to be there. With that being said – you can still share it with them later down the road! Many couples who elope choose to hold a celebration later that year, for their one year anniversary, or whenever makes sense for them.
I offer both photo & video services, which means you can share as much or as little as you’d like to with your guests! For my personal elopement, I am bringing along a photo & video team so that we can play our ceremony at a party a few months later. I wanted my friends and family to feel included, so this was the prefect way to do that for them!
PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS
I completely understand that this time is financially trying for many people. Plus, if you’ve already been planning for a wedding, there may not be much left over for an additional event like this – I get it. I am completely willing to work with you on payment plans so that you can afford to get married in a way that represents your love well. Typically, I have a strict payment policy, but my goal is to work with you however I can to make this day one for the books – especially in a time like this.
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Unfortunately, small businesses are extremely affected by this virus and “social distancing”. By choosing to work with our team, you are helping us all stay afloat during this trying time. We truly are all in this together & would so appreciate your support.
YOU ARE MARRYING THE PERSON YOU LOVE
It is so easy to lose sight of what matters & get wrapped up in all of our plans / the excitement of a wedding. It is completely NORMAL to be excited & it is okay to be disappointed when plans change… but at the end of the day, you are saying “I do” to your person, THATS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. Maybe this change of plans can help you refocus on what truly matters – your love & the commitment you are making.
We are here to help you create something that you can tell your children & grandchildren about for years to come. Your story is uniquely yours, and I hope we can capture it for you.