Does anyone just not care about their wedding much?

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Macsgirl14:  I have seen some really awesome elopement photographs. Basically where the bride and groom just do a photo shoot without the whole traditional wedding of sorts. I have seen themed ones, like old hollywood ones or just outdoors type shoots. If you don’t want the hassel of the whole wedding and everything that comes along with it I would say elope and have a cool photo shoot. I have even seen some cool ones at courthouses. This site has some really good ideas http://www.lovemydress.net/

Post # 5
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1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you checked out getting married on a cruise ship? It looks so neat! You get married in the little chapel before you leave and then you get to enjoy the cruise afterward.  If you pick a nice ship, you know the pictures will be gorgeous!

If we got to elope like we originally wanted, we would have done that for sure.  Vegas sounds fun but cliche (which can still be fun!) but getting married on a cruise ship sounds awesome! 

 

Post # 6
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869 posts
Busy bee

@Macsgirl14:  I’m so the same, when I marry I want a small elopement. A nice dress, a nice ring, some great photos, oh yeah, the man of my dreams!!! Although I love the bee here and helping my gf’s plan thier weddings. 

Post # 7
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1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@Macsgirl14:  I have also seen some really wonderful courthouse wedding photos. in most of them, they were taken during the paperwork signing process, in front of the courthouse, and then the photo session would move on to other locations. 

some people have a reception after elopement – whether it’s a small dinner at a restuarant to a big blowout, and it could take place days / weeks / months later. if you don’t want to do a lot of planning, I think it would be perfectly acceptable to just throw a casual party to celebrate. 

you know the columnist Dan Savage? he and his partner eloped to Canada to have a courthouse wedding, and when it was over, they took their kid out for cupcakes. that was all they did that day!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@Macsgirl14:  that sounds like a lot of fun! I’m sure your family will love it 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My most important wants are a dinner with immediate family to celebrate and a honeymoon. Beyond that, I don’t care. I enjoy this site, but all the wedding planning threads just further justify that lack of desire to plan. All the little things that are making others crazy (which is understandable considering what goes into a big wedding) are things that I will not have to worry about, and that is a huge relief.

Post # 11
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I see you’re living in Portland.  I was married at the Multnomah County Courthouse and the inside (except for chambers) wasn’t very condusive for photos.  Kind of ugly, actually.  That being said, after the ceremony itself, our photographer took photos of us at the park directly across the street and it was really nice with the trees and everything.

Post # 14
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No problems at all.  The photos turned out fine.  I was a little self conscious, however, being all dressed up and getting our photos taken (we were also with my mom, daughter and a family friend).  I hate being the center of attention.  We also did have to pay for parking (both us and photographer).  Since a judge was our officiant, no worries there.  There are so many different spots in Portland for great photos! 

Post # 15
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I care about being married to my wonderful man but I couldn’t give a crap about all the pointless one-time-use items media tells me I’m supposed to be obsessed about, like napkins and lights and such the like.

There is nothing fun about spending a lot of money on various accoutrements you’re only going to use for a few hours, if you ask me. If you got to trade it back for all the money back after the wedding, I’d probably find it more fun. As it is, I find it painfully wasteful. We have no place in our home that is in dire need of “aisle decorations.” In fact we have too much clutter as it is.

Post # 16
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1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Macsgirl14:  I’m so with you! I like wedding STUFF, but I don’t particularly care about my particular wedding details either. I’m having a destination wedding, and it IS kind of a pain in the ass. It’s probably less annoying than planning the whole thing here though… I guess. I just really really hope my guests find the trip worthwhile and have a nice time. But ugh, details.

Whatever, we’re getting MARRIED!!! 

Best of luck with your elopement. I’m sure it will be wonderful! 🙂

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