The idea of star-crossed lovers running away from home to get hitched is a trope we've seen throughout history and entertainment time and time again. Although some couples know from the get-go that a huge wedding is a must, others may be drawn to a much more casual event with just their partner. If you and your SO are considering keeping your nuptials private and low key, being aware of the signs you should elope can help you make a final decision.
A concern many people have about forgoing a more traditional ceremony is that it could lead to friends and family feeling excluded from the event. According to NYC-based relationship expert and love coach Susan Winter, it's totally possible to come to a compromise that works for everyone if going completely rogue just doesn't feel right. "If your family insists upon a traditional celebration, encourage them to organize a reception," Winter tells Elite Daily. "If you and your mate agree, allow your family to create a separate event that satisfies their needs. Elope and have your honeymoon the way you want, then, when the time is right, attend the celebration that satisfies your families' needs. This way you both get what you want." Here are the signs that eloping could work for you.