If you are thinking about Eloping and know in your heart that this is the right option for you and your relationship, then read on to learn more about the advantages of having a wedding that’s just about you and your love.

We would love to welcome you to the west of Ireland. We are the planner, photographer, videographer and celebrant that can guide you on your beautiful elopement day.

10 Reasons to Elope

1. Eloping is a Different way to get Married

Freedom to choose is a wonderful thing. Choosing to elope is becoming more and more popular as it makes sense for a lot of couples.
It’s now completely acceptable to elope instead of a traditional wedding. You just need to weigh up the pros and cons of each option and decide on the one that’s right for you and your relationship.

Ireland is a fantastic option for your elopement for beautiful landscapes, good craic and great food. Also, you can legally marry in Ireland if you are a same-sex couple.

We could take away all the hassle and worry out of your experience by creating a day that’s just right for you.

couple showing wedding rings after eloping in ireland


2. It will save you Thousands

According to a large scale, recent survey in Ireland, the average cost of a traditional wedding now stands at just under €30,000.
You can elope and having an amazing holiday for one third of that.
According to The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average cost of a wedding in the United States came in at $33,900. This doesn’t include the honeymoon.
Do you really want to spend a large chunk of your savings on just one day?

couple tying the know by eloping in Ireland

3. You get a Honeymoon/holiday

It’s an epic trip to anywhere in the world you want to go(Ireland) AND you can treat yourself without guilt because it’s your wedding/honeymoon.
You could stay in a luxurious castle, hire a driver, eat in the best restaurants every night and enjoy all there is on offer.

Glenlo Abbey Elopement Galway Celebrate

4. You can Avoid Wedding drama with family

One of the largest problems with planning a traditional wedding is family drama. There is often pressure and expectations. Who to invite? Where to sit people? Where will people stay? Who pays for what?

You can avoid all of these problems in one decision; to elope to Ireland instead.

Elopement Planner Ireland Forest Fun

5. More Privacy

If you are a private couple and you don’t like a lot of attention and focus on you, and the thought of hosting a few hundred people makes you break out in a sweat, then perhaps a large traditional wedding is not for you. Some people thrive in this scenario but it’s definitely not for everyone.

Destination Weddings Ireland Connemara Intimacy

6. Maybe you already had the big wedding?

Perhaps you already had a big wedding and for whatever reasons the relationship didn’t work out and this time you don’t want a big fuss and expense.
You want to get married and really enjoy the whole experience without feeling the stress and pressure of a large traditional wedding.

Elopement Adventure Ireland lake

7. Better Photos and Film

A good photographer is going to capture beautiful moments in photos, however, if you are in an amazing landscape they take on an epic quality that can bring them to another level.
There is a romantic wildness to getting married on the cliffs or out in Connemara with just the two of you and the raw, earthy tones of the west of Ireland.

elopement-planner-galway-castle ruins on lake

8. It’s about Valuing Experiences

People that elope tend to value experiences over things. Life is an adventure to be lived only once. Its about putting your wants and desires ahead of other peoples expectations.

couple eloping in ireland on cliffs of moher


9. It’s Stress- free & Fun

Its fun! Eloping is packing a bag , travelling to a new country, exploring a new culture and meeting people. Your day is all about you two and your relationship and love. It’s authentic and intimate and completely stress free.

10 It’s WAY Better for the Environment

The Green Bride Guide states that the average wedding produces 400 lbs. of garbage and 63 tons of CO2.
With an estimated 2.5 million weddings per year, that is about 1 billion lbs. of trash and as many emissions as approximately 4 people would produce in a year, in just one single day.
Eloping is an eco-friendly way to get married and that is a wonderful thing!

couple eloping in ireland