(Closed) Anyone planning eloping or has already eloped?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had our parents, Darling Husband sister and a few close friends come to our Destination Wedding. Basically, we paid for our trip and paperwork; but the wedding itself was free as it was the basic wedding package in an all inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. We had told people that if they were considering a vacation in the south that winter, we were going to be at this hotel at that date and get married during the week.

Easy, simple, awesome. Wouldn’t change a thing. 🙂

Post # 4
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband and I eloped in February so we could buy a house together. It was a confidential ceremony, so it was just the two of us and the JOP. It was so intimate, so emotional, and truly so perfect. We had just decided to do it the day before.

Almost a year later, we will have our civil ceremony, sort of a “coming out” for us, since we only told a handful of people. Granted, that handful has been growing! But we wouldn’t have done it any other way. In many ways actually, it took the pressure off.

Post # 5
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are eloping to Savannah. We were originally going to take my mom and dad and his brother and sister with us, but because of some family opposition to our plans. (Mom said she and Dad wouldn’t go if the kids–my niece and nephew–couldn’t go.) So now we are going to do it just the two of us. I’m kind of sad that my mom and dad won’t be there, but on the other hand, I don’t want to change my romantic wedding plans just because someone thinks we should get married in Michigan instead.

Anyway, we’ve found an inn in the historic district of Savannah who will do basically everything we need for our wedding for under $1200. We’re going to get married in their private garden, just the two of us, and I think it’s going to be perfect.

Post # 6
2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My Fiance and I are eloping this fall, It will be just us two in the mountains.

We just bought a house and want to start a family soon, the idea of paying tons of money for a wedding just doesnt make sense and honestly isnt our style.


I love the idea of a private ceremony where you two can concentrate on what the day means instead of if your guests are having fun.

I say go for it!

Post # 7
23 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Fiance and I are eloping next month(!), and then having a party a few weeks later.  We feel that the ceremony is an intimate bonding moment for the couple and didn’t want to have a ton of people there (also, I get really nervous in front of crowds and we agree that me being doped up on anti-anxiety meds on our wedding day is not ideal), so it’ll be just us, the JOP, and maybe someone to take pictures.  

We would have just run off and done it and skipped the party entirely, but Fiance really wanted to celebrate with his family and my family is totally against the idea of eloping, so we thought this would be a good compromise. 

I am so glad to see there are other elopers on the ‘bee!

Post # 8
4889 posts
Honey bee

I’m going to bump this because I’m still not 100% confident about eloping. I’d really like to, but Mr.TKE is like what about our families. I’m thinking Mom, father, step-mother, Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law and call it a day?

Post # 8
38 posts

egb:  which all inclusive resort was this ? what did the free basic wedding package include !? This is great bc we are considering something just like this!! 

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