Post # 1
We just got engaged a couple of weeks ago and we’re 99.9% sure we will elope. Our state has pretty easy marriage requirements so we could basically just go get a marriage license and call it good, but I want it to be special. sangrilla asked for ideas for eloping and a couple of ladies posted day-of timelines. Share more of these, please?
I’m thinking we’ll get married on a Friday around noon, do pics, have a late lunch someplace nice, and maybe leave town for a long weekend. Whether we do a road trip or fly somewhere, we aren’t sure yet. (I am torn – road trip, we can take our pup, but she doesn’t sleep well in a hotel the first night and wakes up really early every morning, so I’m not sure that spells “romance”. It’s like taking a 2 year old on your honeymoon. FI wants to take her with us.) But I’m interested in hearing what other people are doing. Maybe I’ll be inspired!
Post # 3
Congratulations on your engagement and coming elopement!i agree that taking the pup might not be ideal, maybe look into putting her into kennels for the weekend?
we are eloping from the UK to NYC and are sooo excited! Our timeline has only just come together and will probably get more comprehensive as time goes along, but just enjoy your day as much as you can 🙂
Post # 4
we are currently trying to decide between elopement (to either vegas or niagara) Niagara Falls is approx 2 hours from us.
We are also considering doing a small wedding of approx 35 people..small ceremony followed by dinner at a restaurant.
We are going to check out restaurant next week, and then will be able to come to a decision.
Just want to make one, so that I can start gettign organized and go over details such as timeline 🙂
Post # 5
@inthemountains: Congratulations! I think your plan sounds lovely!
We also considered bringing our dog or not.
We did an 11 day road trip vacation to Canada. We thought of somewhere we’d always want to see and go on a vacation there. Spectacular mountains were our #1 requirement. Banff and the surrounding area happened to have tons of elopement packages at various hotels. The lodge we picked, the national parks – they were all dog friendly (quite the opposite for US national parks), but we opted to leave our dog at the pet hotel in town just to make life really easy and carefree. I missed her but I think it was a good decision.
I gave our wedding day timeline in that other post, but I can post it again if you’d like.
My dog turned 9 after we got back (well to our best guess) so we did a little photo shoot with her to get “family photos.”
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! We do have a kennel here that we like and trust. The cool part is she can be at the “wedding” for photos and so on and then we can take her to camp while we go out of town. In fact her favorite kennel employee would probably come pick her up for us if the timing is weird. I think we’re leaning towards road trip – without pup.
@sienna I’ll go look at your timeline! Thanks!