Usually September weddings in Santa Barbara are less busy during the June-August high season. This September was exceptionally busy with elopements. No matter what day of the week, there were elopement weddings everyday. October is becoming busy with more elopements on the book.
One of major impacts on the wedding industry is that wedding dollars are not as available anymore. Parents of the brides are no longer paying for the wedding celebration. Couples themselves are paying for the whole shabang!
Elopements in Santa Barbara will continue to rise for the that same reason. Big weddings with 200 guests are becoming more and more scarce. There has been a change towards elopements and intimate small Santa Barbara weddings because Santa Barbara is so centralized and relatively close to Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Francisco.
For your elopement in Santa Barbara, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-705-8069. We specialize in Santa Barbara elopements.
Peace and love,
Alma Rose, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Santa Barbara Officiant/Minister x