(Closed) DW/Elopement – In St. Augustine, FL

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Congratulations!  It sounds lovely!  I wore a lace strapless gown for my elopement!  I often called it a wedding without guests. LOL

I do not think favors or OOT bags are necessary – whether it’s a big or little wedding.

Menu cards – will you let the guests pick from the full menu?  If you wanted to narrow down the menu to maybe 3 entrees, you can print up shortened menus yourself (vistaprint.com is cheap!) and let the guests choose from there – to cut down on costs.  But if you’re going with the full menu that’s not necessary.  I guess it’s if you want to got through the hassle of doing little details or not.

Would it be too tacky if we included on the wedding announcement that we have a registry

For registries, yes, it is poor etiquette to print this information anywhere on anything.  The nly exception is a shower invitation (baby or bridal).  Then it’s OK to mention registries. 

If you decide to put together a regsitry (we did too after much pressuring from his mom, I felt weird about it), only tell people about it IF they ask you and let it get spread by word of mouth.

Generally, wedding annoucements are not gift solicting mailings – it’s just an FYI to let other know you got married.

Post # 5
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MarMBer:  That’s what my MIL said, “Your aunt wants to get you a gift, so it might as well be something that you like!”  Some families give gifts, and other families give money.  I was really surprised at the gifts we got, even from his aunts I’ve never met!  Very thoughtful and we were blown away, given it was an elopement.

Post # 6
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just found this post and oh wow – you’re getting married in two days!  Please let us know how everything goes, as my SO and I are also planning an intimate wedding in St. Augustine for May.  It’ll be just the two of us though but we have our hearts set on a fun inn in the historic district.  We’re not making any plans until he officially pops the question, though (which should be VERY soon).  May I ask which B&B you are planning your wedding at? 

I’m sorry that I’m not much help at answering any of your questions; I just got excited when I saw that you were getting married in St. Augustine also.  Good luck 🙂

Post # 9
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3689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I got married in St. Augustine last year at Cedar House Inn!  Our anniversary is in 10 days.  

Post # 10
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3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m originally from St. Augustine & it is a simply beautiful and magical place! I’m sure your day will be amazing, no matter what you decided to do about favors, registries etc..

The day is about allowing other to share in the happiness of two lives becoming one; it is not able making those people feel catered to in any extreme way. If the day is lovely for you, I’m sure your guests will feel the same way 🙂

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