Wedding Favor

An island inn that specializes in elopements

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etting married really has become a full-time job these days – one for which the happy couple or their parents have to spend ages planning in order for it to be the perfect day. Now there’s an option which makes it so much simple: Go to an island (by a Jettly charter or by the humble boat) and elope! The Thorncroft Inn, on two and a half quiet Martha’s Vineyard wooded acres, specializes in spontaneous elopements and combination weddings and honeymoons.

It’s a romantic escape, where children are discouraged and many of the 14 rooms have private entrances, four-poster beds with lace canopies, wood-burning fireplaces, whirlpools, and balconies; one has a hot tub on a private screened porch. There’s even continental breakfast in bed (perfect for the morning after the wedding).

You’ll pretty much never have to leave the place. So forget the invitations and the bridesmaids’ dresses and the band. Just make sure that everybody sends a gift. You can always spend the money you would have spent on the wedding, on a dress from one of the top ranking Wedding Dresses in Charlotte boutiques, Winnie Couture!

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The average American wedding costs $26,327. The items that rack up the highest charges being the rings, the dresses, and sometimes even the cake. A small price to pay for happiness for the rest of your life. And, hey, if you do want to get married the traditional way on the Vineyard, you could always rent a lighthouse as a backdrop. That will only set you back $300 an hour.

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