Elopement etiquette?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Showers and bachelorette parties are considered “pre-wedding” events, and technically if you’re not having a wedding you should probably forgo them. If your family/friends are more casual and you’re up front beforehand that you guys plan to elope, and if they still offer to host a shower or throw you a bachelorette, then why not? My group is more laid back, and I could see it being acceptable if everyone was informed well in advance of your plans to elope. Also, it could be an option to host a party after to celebrate with friends and family. Or even invite them out for dinner after your elopement (but pick up the tab).

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Eloping is getting married in secret. you can’t tell people you are eloping, you’re just getting married but not inviting them.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  andixlyn.
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

andixlyn:  You are correct re the literal meanng of the word. Many Bees use the word “elope” to mean that they are going off by themselves to get married, and it is not always a secret.

There will still be a wedding, just not a public one.

tomb_raider:  Do you plan to tell people or are you having a true elopement?

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