How We Did in 2022: A Year In Review —

Despite fewer weddings, we grew our revenue by over 4%!

JP Brown


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Starting your own business can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences of your life. You get to be your own boss, create something unique and meaningful, and watch it grow and flourish.

But it’s not always all sunshine and rainbows.

Running your own business can also be exhausting and all-consuming. You’re responsible for every aspect of the business, from finances to marketing to day-to-day operations. Not to mention being responsible for the biggest day of two people’s lives!

It can be a lot to handle, especially when you’re just starting out. I know, because I was there once.

Despite the challenges, I’m thrilled to report that my personal elopement planning business, Elope Asheville, had a fantastic year.

Even though 2022 felt like it was back to pre-COVID normalcy, due to some further tweaks in pricing (as well as continued national financial stress in the form of inflation and unemployment), we had yet another record year in income.

Elopement planning does really well during normal years. It does exceptionally well in years where the nation’s pocketbooks are stressed. It’s truly a recession-proof wedding business.

How We Did in 2022

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In 2022, we helped plan and execute 331 elopement style weddings for couples from all over the country. Our clients raved about the personalized service and attention to detail we provided, and we even received 25 5-star reviews this year!

The number of weddings we did this year was fewer than the past two years, though that can be expected because those were exceptionally strange years.

However, we brought in a total of $462,081.07 in 2022. This was a 4.2% increase from 2021 and a 13.22% increase from 2020’s numbers. The increase is due to our focus on developing strong pricing strategies.



JP Brown

Entrepreneur/business owner ( Lover of the simple things, always questioning why. Committed to truth, not consistency.