We can’t say it enough during these worry-filled days: having a planner sure takes the worry off your wedding planning plate. Not only do they thrive in the middle of fast-paced crises, their fix-it selves are all. about. solutions. So this year, as large gatherings have diminished, planners have seen a rise in elopements, and Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer of Pure Luxe Bride (PureLuxeBride.com
) decided to roll with it.
For the past five years, Francesca has offered a popular “Styled Elopements” package. Not your mama’s courthouse elopement, these are scaled-down, intimate micro-weddings. But in response to COVID-19, she now shares the even more refined “Curated Elopements,” which caters to up to 10 guests, plus the bride and groom. The new package includes all coordination, a private plantation venue, florals, ceremony seating, an officiant, photography, hair and makeup, and a small cutting cake and champagne toast. Why the new offering? “We wanted to put together something special for brides that have been impacted by cancellations, postponements, or financial difficulties due to COVID-19,” says Francesca. And at a reduced, flat rate, plus the opportunity to leave the planning entirely in the hands of a trusted professional, it’s a worry-free way to fully savor your special day.