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my boyfriend and I are eloping in December to thailand. We are very excited to be doing this. The first reason we leaned towards elopement was because of porental dramas with extended family invite list and finances for a traditional wedding. We are 22, been together 6 years, lived together for 3 and are both in university study and part time work. We are very committed to our life and live togtger and both of our families are very supportive.
My question is how did you announce your elopement or do you have any advice for “wording it”?
all our family know we are doing to Thailand but they just think it’s an end of year holiday. When we come back I am hosting a rustic picnic in the park (mini wedding reception style) and we will tell them then. no one but the two of us will know until that moment. We are pretty confident everyone will be happy but how did you family react? How exactly should we say it or reveal it?
(for extended family/ colleagues etc we are sending an actial message in a bottle with the announcement inside with a pinch of sand from our beach ceremony ) 🙂
we can’t wait!
thanks in advance bees xx
This topic was modified 2 years ago by katyperry. Reason: Spelling error and forgot to mention extra component
Post # 2
Kinda doing this, except everyone will know so I guess it’s not really eloping. We are also the same age and been together 5 years and living together 3. We have a little different family situation though since most of our parents/close relatives are deceased and that’s why we are eloping. I don’t really have any advice for you but it sounds like it will be great!! Good luck!!
Post # 3
katyperry: Hi, I read your post on eloping in Thailand. My fiancé and I would like to do the exact same thing. (Thailand elopement in December) Did you use a wedding planner? I could really use any recommendations. Thank you!
Post # 4
denisemmaldonado: hi denise,
didnt use a wedding planner as i was on a mega budget so i just did heaps of research online and pieced together what i liked. we used one website which did packages with basicaly everything you need besides flights and accomm but we picked a different photographer. hope this helps sorry for the late reply
Post # 5
Hi, we announced we were getting married 2 weeks befor the ceremony but didnt invite people to it. We made a nice card online using a free service and then sent it over email or facebook to our friends (the mssages had the two of us in the conversations) so it was quite easy and informal. We did the same with our families, who knew we were getting married but counldn’t make it.
For the wording we literally googled “wedding invitation card” and “elopement anouncement card” and mixed what we like to what we felt was appropiate for us.
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katyperry : this is so absolutely beautiful. I am speechless. How did your fam respond?