Wave goodbye to: Traditional wedding ceremonies.
Say hello to: Eloping! Nowadays, it's not risqué or taboo to elope, because you're choosing to do it because you want to, not because your father won't agree to the match. Eloping has its benefits — a more intimate affair with your other half, no sticky family situations to deal with, a low-cost wedding, zero planning . . . the list goes on. If you're game for an elopement, then check out these tips by expert Lisa Tabb.
The best part about "running away" to get married is that if you pick an out-of-town destination to elope to, then you can save money by combining your honeymoon and wedding.
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