Anyone who has been engaged can relate to the excitement and joy of having made the decision to marry their very best friend. For the first few weeks you are consumed with endless expressions of joy from friends and family. You've showed the ring and recalled the "how it happened story" too many times to count. But, once you've updated your Facebook status to "engaged" it's time to face the reality that you have a wedding in your future. SO many factors to consider! You start sketching out a guest list which quickly adds up into the hundreds. You start to perouse wedding photographers' websites to learn the smallest photo package starts at $3000. You learn that what sets your wedding date is the availability of a venue, which by the way isn't until next year sometime. All you want to do is wake up to your new husband or wife and start the next chapter of your lives. Fear not. Perhaps it is time to take into consideration...Eloping! In this "Top Ten Reasons" list, you will find you are not alone. Less money, less complicated, more intimacy are our thoughts exactly.