10 Reasons to Elope in the Florida Keys

Planning a wedding can be stressful on so many levels and that is why more and more couples are feeling overwhelmed by the pressure of it all. The process can be a lot to deal with, between stressing over the money and who will pay for what, who to invite and who not to invite and feeling obligated to consider opinions about the wedding from seemingly everyone you know (and don't sometimes!). If when you think of planning a traditional wedding and all you see is a stressed out bride, anxious mothers and enough family dysfunction for a week long special on Jerry Springer, then I'm sure running off to an exotic location has crossed you mind! So here's 10 reasons to leave it all behind and elope in the Florida Keys:

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Romance

It's a romantic to pack up and get away to a beautiful place with the one you want to marry! Bring along a few close friends and family and it will certainly be a trip to remember.

The Savings

A traditional wedding with all the bells and whistles can cost a pretty penny.  With an intimate wedding you can use all that extra money for so many things when starting a new life together, the possibilities are endless.

Location, Location, Location

Keeping your wedding day just between you your groom a select group of friends and family rather than a traditional wedding you will be able to use those savings to hop on jet and head straight to the keys, and stay at the best places we have to offer in Islamorada.  The Keys are a great place for a romantic get away and an intimate wedding celebration. With sparkling turquoise waters, lush tropical gardens, warm sunny days, beautiful beaches and breath taking sunsets it's the perfect location to elope.

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Leave the Drama

That's the beauty of it really, forget all of the drama of the whole process. Pack your bags and head south! There are elopement packages available to handle all the little necessities. All you have to do is show, up be married and enjoy the keys lifestyle.

A Big Wedding isn't For Everyone

For many of us it is just not in the budget and for others the thought of having to walk down the aisle with hundreds of eyes upon their backs seems more like a bad dream than a wedding day. If it is a second or third marriage it may feel excessive to ask all of your friends and family to shell out again for gifts and wedding expenses.

Enjoy the Celebration

Many times the bride and groom are so wrapped up in greeting guests, taking photos and being ushered from one tradition to the next that they barely have time to actually enjoy the day. It ends up flying by in a haze and over before you know it. Instead enjoy a holiday that starts with an intimate wedding with your closest loved ones and then spend your days enjoying our turquoise waters or soak up some sun and sand on a private beach.

No Dress Code

There's no need for tuxedos and over priced dresses in the Florida Keys. Our motto here is; no shirt no shoes no problem. So pack your flip flops, we've already left the traditional behind so wear whatever makes your heart content.

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Focus on Each Other

So many times the planning process and wedding day itself can end up becoming all about everyone accept the most important; the bride and groom! You will have the time to enjoy each others company and focus on beginning your life together.

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Early Honeymoon

You will basically be on your honeymoon the minute you arrive here! As soon as the papers have been signed just enjoy being alone with the one you love.

Caribbean Catering

We can have a package just for you to include all the necessary details on the documentation, officiant, and small celebration to follow. No stress, no drama. Contact us at Caribbean Catering for information on having an elopement wedding in the Florida Keys.

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