Ideas For Eloping in San Diego
ELOPING IN SAN DIEGO: TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE WEDDING PHOTOS
Let’s face it, weddings can be a hassle. Sure, they are fun and exciting and you get to be a princess for the day, but… they can also be expensive and chaotic and more overwhelming than you ever imagined they would be. For some people, it just isn’t worth all the stress. Traditional weddings simply aren’t for every couple.
But that doesn’t mean that your only other option is running off to the courthouse and signing on the dotted line. You can have your private and secluded wedding day nearly anywhere you choose, without the pomp and circumstance of a traditional ceremony that may not apply to you. And eloping in San Diego just so happens to offer some pretty amazing locations to choose from. You can have your toes in the sand, sun on your face, soaking up every ounce of love the day has to offer if you want. And you can do it all your way, without worrying about what anyone else may want from your big day.
That’s because the beauty of eloping is that it truly gets to be just about you as a couple. Sure, you can invite your parents or closest friends if you choose, but you don’t have to worry about them in that planning. There is no need to consider dietary restrictions or seating arrangements. No purpose to making deposits simply to reserve a space big enough for you and all your guests. You don’t have to plan out ornate flower arrangements or worry about how you will get everyone in attendance photographed throughout the course of a single evening.
Keeping it small and simple means that you get far more control than you otherwise would have.
There is also always the option of exchanging your “I Do’s” in the middle of the week if you choose. Unlike big weddings, which have hundreds of other schedules you have to work around, you and your fiancé can essentially do the whole elopement thing whenever you want. Wednesday afternoon at 2:00? Sure, why not? Thursday morning at 10:00? Go for it, sky’s the limit! Not only do you get your own flexibility, but if you are willing to wed during those off-peak days and hours, you may find that you can also get your pick of any wedding professionals you choose to hire – the ones who likely won’t otherwise be booked up during your nuptials. And at the very least, picking a weekday means won’t have competition from bigger weddings when it comes to choosing your location, photographer, or anything else.
Because let’s be clear on one thing: no matter how big or small your wedding may be, you do still absolutely need a photographer. If you invest in nothing else, you should still have that. And I’m not just saying that because I am a photographer. I’m saying it because it’s true. No matter what, those will be photos you will want to look back on in the years to come. So don’t be afraid to make capturing them a priority.
Back to the point at hand though, your wedding day should be about you. Which means that if you have always dreamed of being surrounded by hundreds of friends and family while you walk down the aisle in all white and get to enjoy your day of being a princess, go for it. But if none of that appeals to you, and a small and intimate impromptu ceremony is more your style, there are ways to make that happen as well.
Particularly here in San Diego, where the options are limitless and the beach is just waiting for your happy day!