How to Save Money by Planning an Elopement like Kelly Clarkson: New Investigation from

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Planning for a wedding is a costly expense for couples ready to join in matrimony, which is why eloping is such an appealing idea. investigates the old-fashioned art of eloping that has caught the interest of A-list celebrities like Kelly Clarkson, and uncovers how couples can avoid the financial burden of a big wedding or last minute elopement by instead planning to elope in advance.

How to Save Money on a Wedding

How to Save Money on a Wedding

From getting to the destination and back home, to eating, and paying for minister fees and licensing costs, there are several costs associated with eloping.

Couples who want to learn how to save money when joining in union should consider not only opting out of an extravagant wedding ceremony and reception, but also avoiding last minute elopement. Since the news of Kelly Clarkson's intention of eloping with her beau, Brandon Blackstock, the unconventional marital alternative of eloping has received considerable buzz, prompting Go Banking Rates to investigate the financial benefits of tastefully planning to elope in advance.

The personal finance website interviewed James Lungi and Rodric Hurdle-Bradford of Vegas Luxury Group VIP, a concierge service specializing in Vegas weddings, to uncover the multi-faceted advantages of eloping that couples may not realize. Lungi and Hurdle-Bradford explain the appeal of such a wedding arrangement and offer their expert advice on how couples can plan a successful, and affordable, elopement.

For couples who want to know how to save money by eloping in ‘Kelly Clarkson-fashion,’ the concierge duo details their practical money saving tips.

“Ask yourself what resources you need to access,” says Hurdle-Bradford, who urges people to consider all the costs associated with even the most bare bones wedding.

From getting to the destination and back home, to eating, and paying for minister fees and licensing costs, there are several costs associated with eloping. Despite the fact that a ‘pre-planned elopement’ may sound like an oxymoron, the investigation ultimately uncovers that the key to understanding how to save money when eloping is to put more emphasis in planning arrangements in advance.

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