Eloping isn't always something couples plan for, exactly. A wedding, yes. Eloping? That's something you do at the last minute, usually. And there are many reasons why a couple might elope. You could reach a budget crunch when your finances suddenly change. Maybe the stress of planning a wedding is just too much for you. Or maybe one of you is injured or becomes ill. Whatever the reason, ditching a big wedding for a super-intimate one needs to be done very carefully, especially if you've already send out invitations or a save-the-date.
We spoke with sisters Lizzie and Anna Post, authors of Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, and their mother Tricia Post of the Emily Post Institute for advice on the most considerate way to elope.
Read more at The Stir: How to Elope the Right Way