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Elopement Trends in 2024

Gone are the days when eloping meant sneaking off to the courthouse in another town to get married. Elopement trends in 2024 have come a long way! Have you and your partner been discussing the option of eloping in lieu of an expensive wedding? It isn’t for everyone, but of the many couples I work with, eloping is a great alternative. It saves you money and a lot of planning headaches.

An aerial view of a couple getting married in the meadow at SpiriTaos

Why Elope in the First Place?

If yours is to be a destination elopement in New Mexico you can plan a party as grand (or not) as your time and budget allow once you’re back at home. Separating your ceremony from your celebration enables you to be more present for the significance of your elopement ceremony without the accompanying planning challenges.

How Have Elopement Trends Changed in 2024?

Elopements no longer encompass the strict, old-fashioned sense of the word. They essentially refer to any ceremony for the two of you or perhaps includes a very few friends or family.

Since the umbrella of the elopement label has opened up, so have the ways in which people elope. Eloping in Taos, New Mexico offers many options for both the ceremony and how you’d like to spend some days making for a memorable trip.

A couple climbs over rocks to reach their adventurous elopement

Are you rugged? Camp along the Rio Grande river in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Prefer to be pampered? Stay at the plush El Monte Sagrado resort and spa. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along a mountain stream or have a memorable dinner at one of Taos’ many top-notch restaurants such as Lambert’s of Taos. Take a hot air balloon ride, go horseback riding or hike in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the Carson National Forest.

Elopement trends 2024 means you can dress however you want at your wedding

But enough about the many ways to experience your Taos elopement, how about the actual ceremony? One option is to be essentially hands off and leave the details to Embracing Ceremony. We offer a variety of New Mexico elopement packages that allow you to show up, with or without guests and get married. Many couples show up in their street clothes and want something simple and straightforward. Some couples show up in gowns and suits so they can capture some of the elegance of a traditional wedding. This also makes for stunning pictures. Make or purchase a bouquet to add to the beauty of your ceremony. Have your hair and makeup done ahead of time. If you can think it or dream it, do it! It is entirely about you, so let your imagination have a say in the matter!

What are the Elopement Trends in 2024?

The truth is that the only trend I see is that people are opening up and exploring all their options. Couples are eloping in whatever manner fits their style. Eloping no longer means one particular thing. Break the mold since there really is no longer a mold. If you’re eloping to save thousands of dollars (maybe tens of thousands?) then couples can feel freer to splurge on themselves. Make your destination elopement something personal and special. Make it a memorable elopement ceremony and have it captured with creative and stunning photography that captures you and the setting in beautiful northern New Mexico. It means you’ll have the images to share with family and friends and yourselves for the rest of your lives.

In Conclusion

Start thinking outside the box and have fun exploring your options. I love facilitating dreams, so reach out to me with your ideas. And if a particular date is important to you, that is usually the starting place, to make sure I’m available as well as the location for your Taos elopement.

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