Greetings, party enthusiasts and wedding dreamers! We're about to dive into a trend that's as sneaky as your aunt trying to catch the bouquet – the rise of courthouse weddings and elopements. Say goodbye to the grandeur and hello to intimate, budget-savvy celebrations that are as epic as they are... compact!
Courthouse Weddings & Elopements: The Stats and Sass
Did you know? According to our trusty data elves (also known as reliable sources), the percentage of courthouse weddings and elopements has been skyrocketing year after year. It's like couples discovered a secret treasure map to love – and it leads straight to the courthouse! According to PR News Wire (July 2022) "In a national survey to over 1,000 U.S.-based couples who are currently engaged, the results found that 62% of them are open to considering a scaled-back elopement style wedding, and the number is higher for females at 69%. According to the survey results, the average wedding cost is up to $33,204, and 26% of couples think they are spending too much. When respondents were asked which wedding day services they would go without in order to save money, the elimination of the top answers, including flowers, alcohol, a band/DJ and a videographer, could save couples on average $19,480."
Picture this: the courthouse, your vows, and the judge who also moonlights as a DJ. It's an all-in-one package deal – romantic, convenient, and slightly whimsical. If numbers are your thing, imagine the percentage of couples choosing this route has climbed higher than the excitement level at an open bar!
When Celebrities Say "I Do" to Courthouse Bliss
Guess what? Even the A-listers are in on this trend! Famous faces like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and even Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have swapped the glitz for the simplicity of courthouse nuptials. Because who needs a red carpet when you can have a white aisle?
Courthouse Chic: Wedding Styles for Women
Ladies, it's time to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn – courthouse style! Think sleek and elegant, with a dash of quirkiness. A little white dress, a stylish jumpsuit, or even that power suit you've been dying to wear – it's all fair game! And don't forget the accessories – a statement necklace or funky shoes to keep that "I'm eloping and loving it" vibe alive.
But wait, there's more! If you're thinking, "Where do I find those chic yet budget-friendly outfits?" – fret not! Amazon, our knight in shimmery armor, has an array of options that won't make your wallet cry. From elegant white dresses to snazzy jumpsuits, you'll find styles that are courthouse and elopement-ready without giving your bank account a heart attack.
Now, for a dose of fashion inspiration, feast your eyes on some of KZ's favorites. Just remember, these fabulous finds are affiliate links, meaning when you fall in love and make a purchase, a little bit of that love comes back to support our enchanting endeavors. So, without further ado, let us present a curated selection of styles that'll have you saying "I do" to affordability and impeccable taste.
KZ's Totally Favorite Courthouse / Elopement Outfit
KZs Favorite Non Dress Outfit
More of KZ's Favorite Courthouse and Elopement Dresses
Saving Your Wallet and Your Sanity
Here's the best part: courthouse weddings and elopements are budget-friendly. You're not just saying "I do" to each other; you're also saying "I do" to cost savings. No need to mortgage your future for a single day of celebration. Instead, invest in the adventure of a lifetime – because let's be honest, a marriage is more than a single event, right?
So, dear party lovers, if you're ready to trade towering cakes for courthouse cakes (the ones with a judge's gavel on top), and you're up for an adventure that's as epic as your love story, consider joining the courthouse wedding revolution. It's intimate, it's cost-effective, and it's a darn good story to tell at future family gatherings.
Get ready to say "I do" to simplicity, style, and a whole lot of love – courthouse style! And remember, love is like a courthouse – compact, reliable, and built to last!