Elopements are a completely different kind of wedding. They are often fast and unplanned. But many times, they are planned with the idea of simplifying the process. A couple will choose to elope so that the event is a special occasion just between the bride and groom. Other times, they find it easier to do things their way when their families clash. Either way, the day usually consists of only witness to the wedding or a handful of guests. It’s usually much shorter than other ceremonies and there isn’t a large banquet after.