A modern elopement is when just the two of you, or a small gathering of your choosing, get married in an intimate ceremony. Intimate weddings and pop-up weddings use this format and are becoming more popular. For some, this aims to keep the cost of the wedding down. Other's don't want a large wedding and prefer an intimate setting as their own personal preference.
Elopements are usually catered in packages from 2 to 40 people. You can have all the bells and whistles of a wedding and reception but with a smaller head count. Or, you can have a simple, cost effective wedding with your nearest and dearest. If you're planning your own wedding, take advantage of a smaller ceremony and reception to keep your expenses and time cost down.
So if you don't want the full large wedding, and your partner is overwhelmed with the wedding plans, then have a serious chat with them about elopements as a better option.
Pop-up weddings (a unique choice!)
Overseas Elopement (the traditional, get out of town and elope!)