Special Contribution – Creative Ways to Fund Your Elopement in Niagara


4 Creative Ways to Fund Your Elopement in Niagara by Chrissy Dawson

Getting married is one of the most exciting moments in a couple’s life. But for many of us, throwing an extravagant wedding can cost a fortune. Not to mention, planning the perfect honeymoon. In 2017, Canadian couples spent an average of $8,937 at their weddings. As the new trends of pop-up weddings are on the rise, this is also linked to the millennial trends of choosing destination weddings, intimate ceremonies, and elopement.

In fact, eloping packages in Niagara are offered for as low as $295 for a simple drive-thru wedding or a complete, yet intimate ceremony for $2,995. So, whichever route you choose to take, the first step is to have the proper finances to cover the costs. Check out these 4 creative ways to fund your elopement in Niagara.

Start a Side Hustle

There’s no magic to starting a side hustle, however, it is the most efficient way to build your elopement funds. From working at home to weekend jobs, you can find plenty of options that will help you make the most money. These side hustles include:

• Bookkeeping

• On-demand delivery service

• Personal trainer

• Virtual assistant

So, whether you’re looking for an easy job during your off-hours or one that utilizes your expert skills, there are side hustles that can help you earn an extra income for your special day.

Hold A Garage Sale

Nothing says starting a new life like getting rid of old items. Make a plan to sell the items you won’t use or need after the wedding. Whether it be your old guitar or that extra waffle machine that’s taking up space on the shelf, now’s the time to sell your least prized possessions and make room for more valuable moments. After all, who needs two of everything once you settle down into your shared home?

Start A Blog

You won’t earn millions by blogging, but you can turn your hobby into a potential income by writing content on a consistent basis. Perhaps you are your partner are avid fitness enthusiasts or enjoy the projects of DIY. Starting a blog can help you find ways to monetize your site with products, affiliate to links you love and sell advertisements to businesses related in your niche.

Host Exchange Students

If you’re willing to open your home for short-term leases without the hassle of advertising, reach out to local schools and universities that host exchange students. The costs of hosting include meals and light services such as laundry, which will be covered by the housing fee. You might have to undergo the usual background check and submit legal paperwork, but the benefits of learning about another culture, food, and language in addition to extra benefits may be worth it to the right household.

With a bit of creativity and teamwork with your partner, it’s quite possible to earn extra funds for your special day, no matter how big or small. After all, you may be eloping, but that doesn’t mean you’d have to give up the dream of having a beautiful wedding.

Written by Chrissy Dawson

ABOUT US: Elope Niagara’s Little Log Wedding Chapel is the creation of Kim and Kathy, both professional photographers in the Niagara area for 25 years. From a drawing on a paper napkin to its fruition this wedding chapel was designed and built with a lot of love. Based on small wedding customer’s feedback throughout the years, the chapel is 104 sq. ft. of cute, cozy and quaint. It is equipped with air conditioning, heat and has indoor/outdoor privacy located on a log home country waterfront setting just 10 minutes from the busy city of Niagara Falls. With over 25 years’ experience in the Niagara wedding industry Kim and Kathy strive to provide stress-free one stop shopping including intimate wedding and vow renewal ceremonies, wedding photography with props on site, and many add-ons available.

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