How to tell your family you're eloping
Start early and often
Be clear on your reasons
Knowing why you want to elope and being certain that this is what you want is critical for the conversation with loved ones. Being able to provide concise reasons for your decision will show your family that you have put a lot of consideration into making the choice. Here’s a link to a post we did on reasons why couples choose to elope. It may help you as you begin putting words together for telling your family.
Show them they matter
Find ways to include them
Just because they won’t be there on the big day, doesn’t mean there aren’t ways for them to be involved before and after the ceremony. From helping to pick out wedding day attire to throwing a party to celebrate with loved ones, there are tons of ways to include them in the process along the way. This can help ease the blow when you tell them that you are eloping. Oh, having a video of the ceremony doesn’t hurt either. 😉