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Pop-up weddings have been around for some years now… you’ve maybe heard of them, but wonder, what is a pop-up wedding and how is it any different from eloping to Tahiti? If you’re contemplating a fancy elopement and personalized wedding experience in Moorea, please keep reading to understand what the difference is between a pop-up wedding and an elopement wedding.
What Is A Pop-Up Wedding? Is This Any Different From Eloping To Tahiti?
If you start digging the Internet world (aka Googling) the term pop-up wedding, you’ll quickly find out that there is not just one definition of what that is, but rather several variations of so-called pop-up weddings. Although not all pop-up weddings are structured the same, the one common trait they have is that are easy to put together and they are less expensive!
Let me break the news: not everyone wants to spend over 30K (and a freaking lot more if you live in areas such as Manhattan where the average is over 75K) on a single wedding day, and would rather put that money against a house deposit, or a dream vacation! Hence the rise in pop-up weddings demand.
So What Sorts Of Pop-Up Weddings Are Out There And Who Are They For?
The Collective Wedding… Not A Mass Wedding
(the styled but non-personal wedding experience)
Yes there are mass weddings organized in some places where you marry at the same time as dozens (sometimes hundreds) of other couples… romantic, huh? But a most fancy version of this is when you pick a select date and location and “share the expenses of a stylish, professional, awesome elopement with some other couples but without compromising the awesomeness of the day and without taking away from the real and special moment that is [your] wedding” so “It is not a mass wedding, and no-one else is getting married at the same time or place as you.” Phew! There you have it.
So basically you get an hour time slot with reputable wedding professionals at a select venue to have a short and sweet wedding ceremony, a simply styled bouquet for the bride and photography. Don’t get there early as there will be a couple just before you, and don’t expect to take more time as there will be another couple on the hour after you. Some companies have specialized in those pop-up weddings across Australia but it has started spreading in other regions across the world. A marriage and photos, as simple as that. Then you’re off to whatever or wherever you want!
The Fancy Elopement To Tahiti… A Perfectly Arranged Small Wedding
(the styled and highly personalized wedding experience)
This is the perfect choice for couples who love to travel as it combines visiting a destination and marrying at the locale. This is also perfect for those who do not want to spend months (and lose their sanity) orchestrating a large event. You’ll work with a single person (hint: you can plan a fancy elopement in Tahiti with me) who will find the coolest of ceremony locations for you, one that is true to your couple, the hottest photographer and/or videographer (have you heard of drone wedding photos in Tahiti? Yeah, I can get that for you), a rocking hair stylist and make-up artist, pretty florals and a super creative celebrant who will develop a ceremony that is just about you and the love you share (hint: that’s me again). So basically you’re only responsible for what you will be wearing on the day and the rings… easy, right?
It is a very stress-free solution and the price is always right; you don’t have to worry about a thing, just relax and enjoy, the day is yours! Oh and you’re welcome to bring a few guests along.
** last updated on October 10, 2019 **
If You’re Not Into Big Celebrations (or Big Price Tags) Yet You Want More Than a Courthouse Wedding, Let’s Plan Your Fancy Elopement in Tahiti Together, Your Own Exotic Pop-up Wedding… Sort Of!