What distinguishes a great elopement spot from a traditional San Diego wedding venue?
A wedding is a beautiful event. It is a time when friends and family gather to celebrate the union between two people who want to spend the rest of their lives together. There is no doubt that a wedding is a special and beautiful event. It is supposed to be an eternal bond and one that you want to be as special as possible.
However, having a large ceremony can be quite chaotic, even frustrating. Trying to come up with the perfect wedding at a cost you can afford can be exacerbating. They can also be the source of an incredible amount of tension between you, your future spouse and their parents. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how the wedding should look, and this can cause an unbelievable amount of friction between families. The truth is that you were going to find an elopement to be a lot cheaper and less hectic than the traditional wedding.
San Diego Is Beautiful
Let's start with the obvious. No matter what type of wedding you have, San Diego is gorgeous. This is a beautiful area with sandy beaches, gorgeous shorelines, and mountaintops that create the perfect backdrop for any wedding. You can choose to get married on the beach, on one of the beautiful mountains surrounding the city, or in one of the fantastic park areas.
The Balboa Park and Gardens is a beautiful location that allows you to have an intimate wedding in a gorgeous setting. You can head to Coronado Island Beach, allowing you to get married on the beach while looking out over the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. The Torrey Pines Natural Preserve is a wonderful location in the hills, plus there are fantastic architectural structures in the downtown San Diego area. Sunset Cliffs is one of our most popular locations which has cliffs overlooking the ocean. You can see that any of these locations would be perfect for your wedding.
There are also beautiful venues you can go to. This is a community with a rich heritage where several cultures have fused to make this an unbelievable setting. You have Native American, Hispanic, Asian cultures, European, and much more all blended together. This means you could find an area of almost any type to fit your liking. No doubt, you will find San Diego to be the perfect backdrop for any type of wedding you choose.
It's About You and Your Spouse
While San Diego is a thriving metropolis, there is a certain intimate feeling to it as well. Choosing to elope here gives you a more personal, intimate wedding in a setting that is ideal for. You get an incredibly stylish wedding, but you will avoid all the hassles and costs involved. It is just you and the love of your life, maybe a friend or two, enjoying this beautiful location to cement your lifelong relationship.
A wedding can be an unbelievable expense. While many want that epic wedding that they can look back on for years to come, consider that a wedding can be between $10,000-$30,000 easily. Think about how much better that money could be spent on starting your new relationship.
Instead of having an extravagant wedding, where you're paying huge amounts of money for the venue, decorations, bridal party, flowers, reception, and all the other costs involved, you can instead use that money toward an unbelievable honeymoon and still have a significant amount saved to help get your relationship off on the right foot.
You can rather choose to put money down on a home, get a new family car, or maybe move to your dream location altogether. The truth is that by saving a lot of money on the wedding, you can have a better financial start to your marriage.
The Family Drama
Ask any couple what the biggest challenge was related to their wedding, and they are going to tell you about the input from close family and friends. Everyone wants to have a say, it seems. In fact, you may have a mother who feels she should be the ultimate authority on all decisions. Maybe she did not have the ideal wedding, so she wants to turn yours into her dream wedding. This is just one of many examples that I’ve seen happen.
Before We Forget
If you need one more reason to choose San Diego, then here is the one that should seal the deal. San Diego has some of the most beautiful weather you can imagine. About 330 days of the year are sunny and warm. There is an occasional rainstorm, maybe even a few cold days, but this is a perfect climate for any occasion.
It is easy to get to San Diego and there are great accommodations around the city. Plus, if you save money by not having a big wedding, you can upgrade your honeymoon by staying at a four-or five-star hotel. Many of these overlook the Pacific Ocean and are along the beach. It is truly a spectacular location, and you will find that choosing to elope is the perfect cost-effective, eco-friendly, and can have the most beautiful wedding you could ask for.