It has been a very long time since I sat down and actually wrote a blog post. It’s been a busy year for our little flower shop, with an unexpected relocation and renovation earlier this year. With everything back to normal now, its time to talk about what has unexpectedly become a very popular request for us this summer. And that is the increased demand for elopement bouquets.
While many brides and grooms will still take the traditional route, many are bucking tradition and saving themselves a whole lot of money and stress. With the high cost of weddings and housing in the Lower Mainland, it’s easy to understand the popularity of elopements.
And, if you think eloping means running off to a chapel in Las Vegas, think again. Millennials are changing all that. With the ability to research travel destinations on the internet, and a growth in online elopement services, planning an elopement is easier than ever.
The opportunity to save tens of thousands of dollars on their wedding day is a very appealing alternative. Even when you factor in the cost of travelling to a destination, it still costs far less than a traditional wedding. And it is a way of combining a wedding and honeymoon all in one package.
With the popularity of social media, and many couples posting elopement photos, I think this is a trend we haven’t seen the end of yet.
Photography: Cait Kennedy Photography
Officiant: Jodi Spargur
Florist: Flowers and Company