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3 Reasons to Join an Elopement & Small Wedding Planning Community

February 2, 2022

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My name is Emma and I'm so glad you're here! As an intimate wedding and elopement specialist I am here to give you the knowledge, guidance and support you need as you plan your best day ever! 

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Planning your wedding is hard, amiright?!

It can feel even harder when you’re planning an elopement or small wedding because there are so few resources out there for people planning those kinds of wedding days.

Luckily, in the age of social media we have a custom tailored support group for you that’s only a click away!

But why should you join one at all? Here are the top three reasons to join a community dedicated to helping you plan your elopement or small wedding.

1. Inspiration and Ideas

When you decided you wanted to have a small wedding, you probably had some vague notion about what you wanted it to look like. But as you start actually putting plans into motion and nailing down details, you start wondering things like “will my wedding be pretty enough?”; “are we doing enough stuff in the day?”; “will my guests still have a good time?”

When your dedicated support group for planning is there to ask these questions, you get to see all the myriad types of elopements and small weddings that other rad couples like you are planning. Maybe you’ll learn about a new trend, figure out a budget problem you’re having, or discover that no, you are not crazy for not wanting to wear white. Sometimes you might even get some insight about how a couple “did this but wish we would’ve done that instead.”

The point is, there’s no one right way to have a wedding, and a group dedicated to planning the kind of wedding that you’re having will provide tons of inspiration for you to plan out the day of your dreams.

2. Awesome Vendor Referrals

As you’re planning, you are probably discovering that many venues and caterers have a minimum guest requirement or that a lot of vendors aren’t really “getting it” when you’re trying to explain your wedding vision. This can be specifically frustrating for eloping couples since the structure and design of an elopement day is so different from a traditional wedding structure.

When you have a supportive community, those people are your go-to resource for finding vendors who are going to be able to support your vision and bring it to life in a way that honors your decision as a high priority. Some vendors charge less for small weddings and elopements because they think they aren’t as valuable (and they’re unhappy about booking them), and those are not the kind of people you want to be responsible for helping you have the best day ever.

The vendors that your supportive community will recommend are going to be people who are just as excited about your elopement or small wedding as you are, and will come equipped with the knowledge and guidance you need.

3. We’ve got your back!

It’s unfortunately common that couples planning small weddings or elopements get bombarded with “helpful suggestions” about what their wedding day should be like, or their families keep insisting that they should invite more people. This can get very stressful and tiring, but you’re community will always have your back!

You’ll be able to get insight from other couples who have experienced the same stresses and doubts that you are. They can help you figure out how to articulate your feelings to well-meaning friends and family and reassure you that yes, this is absolutely the right choice for you!

So what are you waiting for?

Now that you know the top reasons to join a supportive community, what are you waiting for?! If you’re a couple living or getting married in New England, join the New England Elopements and Small Weddings Facebook Community now!

Get the
ultimate guide

Sign up to access my "Plan a Small Wedding in 6 Months" Checklist! 

Join the Conversation

Head on over to my New England Elopements & Small Weddings Facebook group for inspiration, support, vendor recommendations and more!

My name is Emma and I'm so glad you're here! As an intimate wedding and elopement specialist I am here to give you the knowledge, guidance and support you need as you plan your best day ever! 

 Hey there! 

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You have this feeling that you absolutely MUST explore somewhere or something new before you burst at the seams!

You sing the words to soulful songs that tell stories about all the stages of love.

You love to indulge in a good fantasy book or show.

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