- 6 years ago
I’ve found him, and it’s wonderful, and I know that I’ll be happy no matter how things work out, but in an ideal world, I’d like to elope with my FI and throw a reception after the fact. I have a complicated relationship with my parents, and while I love them very much, I think I would prefer to have an intimate ceremony; At the end of the day, it is about the two of us, together, starting something new and ours.
The problem is, we’re Catholic, and, while we aren’t super-devout, it is important to us. We go to Mass together and we do intend to raise our family in the Church.
I think the best way to pull this off would be if we could fly for the weekend “somewhere special” and do it there. I was thinking it might even be worth a trip to Rome and have it at the Vatican, because, really, who can argue? We didn’t want to burden people with the flight, but it was so special, etc etc….But, apparently, the Vatican only oks weddings with 15-20 guests at least, not wanting to be Vegas. (Plus, there’s a whole lot of sinning going on, not sure we’d pass any sort of requirements!)
I was thinking that maybe there are convents or small chapels or shrines that are lovely, small, and would be special enough to justify. Open to anywhere, really, though US would make things much easier. Does anyone know of anything like that?
For the record, I’m not trying to be sneaky, and cannot wait to celebrate with all of our family and friends after! But, it’s important for me to feel like the wedding is mine and his, and no one elses. The marriage, we’re happy to lean on our friends and family for help!