(Closed) Elopement / Rush Wedding / Delayed Wedding ? Help please.

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: What would you do in my situation ?
    Elope, have wedding when we come back (Dec 2013) : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Elope, have wedding just before we leave (March 2013) : (4 votes)
    27 %
    No elopement, have wedding in Janaury : (8 votes)
    53 %
    Other (explained in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    11397 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If it was me I would do the whole thing before I left. Meaning just one wedding, with those I wanted there before we moved. If I had to I would cut the guest list super short. But I would try to get it done. My husband & I only had 20 some guests but I still wore my dream dress & had my dream wedding!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I live in Germany and as a non-EU citizen, you would only get a 3 month visa (if not married) and then have to leave for 3 months.  This covers all the European countries.  I’m not sure how long the visa process takes since DH works for the military and the process was a lot faster for us. 

    I had a friend that met his FW in S. Africa but he was American and took a job back in the states.  They “eloped” last year in the U.S. b/c her visa was super short but it’s my understanding that they are having their “real wedding” in S. Africa next year since her family couldn’t attend. 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not sure what you SHOULD do…whatever seems like the best option for you.

     

    But to answer your other question I know many people who have eloped and then had a wedding sometime after. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would do the civil/legal part now for the visa paperwork and then do the religious ceremony and reception before you go. (Not too close to your departure date, because moving continents is at least as exhausting as planning weddings. 🙂

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