Did any of you bees elope or have a small wedding? We got married on our weddingmoon while in Canada. It was a destination elopement/very intimate wedding.
If so, how many people attended, how did you make it memorable and special and anything you regret or would change? By British Columbian law, you are required to have two witnesses. Our two witnesses were H’s parents. They were retired, had passports and made the 800 mile drive to see us. They are so sweet.
Did you regret it and were people upset or understanding? My family was unable to travel to our home state (where I offered all expenses paid food/hotel/transportation if they just flew in for 3 days). They told me up front they couldn’t go and I did not even tell them which month! Sowith that, what good is an immediate family wedding if one whole side doesn’t show up. That was our cue to go far far away and get married in our honeymoon. No one was upset.
without all the guests, how did you spend your time? H and I are very active outdoors people. We hiked every day of our honeymoon. We love mountains. We even hiked on our wedding day! Then we got ready in the lodge together, I didn’t put my dress on til he left the room. Then the photographer came and got getting ready shots, she helped us do a first look, then we had the ceremony, then we had more photos around the lake/lodge, then we had a 3 course wedding dinner with the ILs. It was so lovely, and so US!
All in all, I am disappointed (still) in my family for not making any effort to see me get married – yet again. BUT then it wouldn’t have been in this awesome Canadian location (It would have been in Utah, which is also pretty).
Because H and I put thought into this wedding, we made it truly “us,” added little elements to make it meaningful – it was so very very awesome and I have zero regrets! Even today, when I see weddings in movies, I think, “THANK GOODNESS we did not go that route.” I’m a little obsessed with elopements now.
Our wedding had no ceremony music (but it was so pretty no music was needed), two witnesses, no first dance, but we had a great photographer, the white wedding dress, a 3 course wedding dinner for four, a cake.