Five compelling reasons why you should Elope to get married! In today’s altered world small gatherings are the way to go! This very much includes weddings. * Eloping to marry is the way you can keep guest numbers and the “not being invited offense” element to a bare minimum. Your basic requirement consists of celebrant, 2 witnesses and yourselves...the couple. That makes a total of 5 people. * You get to choose the words you say. Apart from a very few phrases you are required by law to say, you get to write and or choose every other word uttered in your ceremony. This includes your vows. * The length of your ceremony is your decision. Whether your actual ceremony is very, very short or traditional in length it is your decision. I am sure we can all recall sitting through lengthy ceremonies in the past or rituals that held no interest for you. With an elopement ceremony you have the power to have the ceremony and celebration of your choice. * You can be totally self indulgent when it comes to choosing the venue for your nuptials. The venue can be significant and totally relevant to your personal journey together. Significant in that maybe it is the place where you met or your first kiss or where your marriage proposal took place. You would not have to take into consideration the logistics of getting 50 or maybe 100 guests to your specially chosen venue. * Eloping to get married makes it easier to keep to a restricted or smaller budget. This has to be a major consideration for many couples right now.......many of whom have had their careers or jobs interrupted by recent world events. With you in mind I have pre written wedding ceremonies for all occasions including elopement ceremonies. These ceremonies are easily personalized, made longer or shorter.