Now that Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are engaged, we may end up seeing them as husband and wife when we least expect it.  According to People, Simpson says that her second wedding ceremony may be a bit more low key than her previous wedding to singer Nick Lachey.  In a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Simpson says, “We’ve both been married before, we’re enjoying our commitment to each other.  We want to take our time … We might elope if it gets to that point.”  So, don’t be too surprised if you see Simpson and Johnson sporting wedding rings without an elaborate ceremony.

What are the advantages of eloping?

Cupid’s Advice:

A wedding can be the best day of you and your soon-to-be spouse’s lives, but it can also be one of the most stressful.  Cupid has some reasons eloping could turn out to be your best bet:

1. Money: As a brand new couple, the two of you may not have a lot of cash to spend on an elaborate ceremony.  Eloping gives you the flexibility to have a small gathering on your own budget.

2. Privacy: Sometimes when creating the guest list, you may feel as if you need to invite your Uncle Harry’s third cousin once removed.  Sneaking away with your hubby gives you the opportunity to tell whomever you choose, without the added guilt.

3. Time: Many couples who have been dating a while, and even some who haven’t, don’t want long engagements.  Eloping allows you to have your wedding on your own time, whenever you and your partner choose.

For more on Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson:
Is Jessica Simpson Eloping with Eric Johnson?
Jessica Simpson Might Elope with Fiance Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson and Fiancé: ‘We Might Elope’