(Closed) Elope and reception?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I felt the same way. I didn’t want to stand in front of 200 people. That would just make me nervous so we got married in the Riviera Maya this past December. We were orignally going to invite just 8 people but in the end we invited everyone (over 200 people) only to have 21 people end up going. Then in June we are having an at-home reception.

Everyone has been excited about the reception. And everyone attend both of my bridal showers even the people who couldn’t come to the wedding.

I would do it all over again the same way. It was absolutly amazing being able to actually spent more than 30 seconds with each guest and the location was to die for. Everyone is still telling us it was the best wedding they ever attended.

If you have anymore questions let me know. I would be more than happy to give you my expeince. 


Post # 4
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We have no family that will join us in our wedding therefore an elopement was the only route to go, we figured we’d get nice photographic shots and share them with everyone.  I wanted real pro pics and wasn’t going to skimp on that and still have a nice wedding (dress, veil and all) 

I’ve ordered a real touch bouquet and bought my dress and veil, we’re going to puchase the rings and wait last minute to get a good deal on the trip   (we go away every year anyway and are used to this type of arangement) and we’re booking a few family members to do our photography (we have a lot of talent in the family and equipment) so I’m very confident in the quality of my shots as I do photography myself as well. 

We will probably get married ahead of time, legally to avoid a hassle there and then do a “vow renewal” package with the resort to set up the chapel and decorations..etc to our specification. 


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