Can you tell us the difference between Destination Weddings, Elopements, + Pop Up Weddings?
The traditional definitions + the modern definitions of these can be very different.
Destination Wedding: A wedding ceremony + reception where travel is required + guests need accommodations to attend.
Elopement, TRADITIONAL: A wedding ceremony done in secret with just the couple present, typically without parental consent.
Elopement, MODERN: A wedding ceremony done to escape the norm, typically with a very small guest count or no guests at all.
Pop Up Weddings: (1) A wedding that surprises the guests. Either the guests don’t know they are attending a wedding until they get there OR it is only announced a few days in advance so the guests have little time to prepare. (2) I have also heard this term used for “mass” or “group” weddings, where multiple couples get married at a temporary venue at the same time.
Give us a rundown on what exactly this new trend of Pop Up Weddings is all about?
I’m going to go with definition #1 to answer this. If you are wanting a pop up wedding you’ll need to plan a ceremony with a little reception afterwards. You’ll need an officiant, photographer, maybe some flowers, music, + food. Then invite your guests to an engagement or birthday party…basically lie ;) Then when they all get there, show up in a wedding gown and/or tux + get married! Some people will miss it because they didn’t realize it was going to be a wedding, but it is supposed to be laid back + casual.
Why would you want to consider a Pop Up Wedding?
If you are wanting to do something totally different from all your other friends. If you don’t care about all the traditions. If your family + friends are driving you nuts with wedding planning requests + demands. If you want to make the statement, “this is about what we want, not what you want.” If you are spontaneous + adventurous. Then a pop up wedding could be for you!