2) TO SAVE TIME
Where a conventional wedding can consume a year or more of advance planning, our ceremonies were cobbled together in a matter of weeks -- sometimes even days.
3) TO PRESERVE YOUR SANITY
Where conventional weddings often are scripted down to the last flower petal, playing it loose is part of the thrill of eloping. Everything need not be perfect. When it's just the two of you, alone, with little to concentrate on besides your love for one another, a slice of stale cake or a wrinkle in the bride's gown is far from the end of the world.
4) TO HAVE FUN
Besides, the cake will be great, and the dress will emerge from your luggage miraculously unwrinkled. You'll have to take our word on this one. Things have a way of coming together at the last minute when you elope. Hotel gardeners procure handfuls of flowers for the bride. Registrars agree to officiate on their days off. Passers-by volunteer to take pictures or help translate instructions. Clouds part. Miracles happen. It's one of the joys.
5) TO BE UNUSUAL
The eloping industry has just begun to blossom. Yet eloping still is a novelty in the sense that, there's lots of choices out there, and gobs of opportunity to differentiate oneself from the herd. That's a good thing, no?