- To leave home secretly in order to get married without
Eloping - To run away, or escape privately, a woman
or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with
a paramour or a sweetheart.
Elopement - The act of running away with a lover
basically getting married without telling anyone, until
after you say, "I do."
DO PEOPLE ELOPE?
don't like your choice of partner.
wanna get married and get it over with
fiancée is pregnant
going to jail
going to war
leaving the country
want to become a citizen of a country
of the moment thing, "What the heck, let's do it!"
ARE THE PRO'S?
don't have to go through a year of wedding planning
can marry whomever, whenever, however you like
ARE THE CON'S?
with family wrath and disappointment when they find
with you own disappointment
being able to share your wedding with those close to
the question, "Why did you elope?" a million
a secret wedding and people will always wonder what
the real reason was
MARRIED IN CANADA
Links page and click on the "Vital
Statistics" link in your province.
MARRIED OUTSIDE OF CANADA
our Wedding Requirements Chart for marriage license information
and our Destination Weddings article for ideas on eloping.
IDEAS FOR CANADA
an officiant to perform your ceremony at a beach, park,
your backyard, anywhere
your living room and have the ceremony there
a night in a fancy hotel
to you favourite restaurant
at home with a candlelit dinner (order out, no cooking
married in the morning, take a limo to the airport for
a fabulous honeymoon
a long train ride to another province and get married
a hot air balloon and exchange vows in the sky.
a small boat or yacht. Get married at dusk, take the
minister back to the dock and have a romantic dinner
on the deck.
could even do something wild that we usually see on
TV, like getting married on a roller coaster, bungee
jumping, scuba diving
you do, make it fun, romantic and memorable.