Post # 1
Has anyone that eloped regretted not having a traditional wedding? We are considering eloping with just our parents, 2 best friends, and FI’s sister due to all the drama that planning a wedding and the location/date of the wedding has caused. We have some pros and cons and I was just wondering if anyone regretted it looking back on it.
Post # 3
Eloped 9 months ago. Still loving our decision!
I was married in 1999 and it was a simple stop at the courthouse and we went back to work. Blah.
When I was engaged this time, I felt like I had to do the wedding so I didn’t miss out. It was a PITA and it did not work out at all. I tried. Eloping is generally easier, less stressful, cheaper, etc.
Some people view marriage/weddings as a time to bring everyone and their brother together with love and share with them. Others think marriage/weddings are a private thing to be shared with those involved in an intimate setting. There is no wrong or right way.
Post # 4
We only eloped this past week, so maybe I should come back and answer this in a year! However, right now absolutely NO regrets. I love how it worked out for us, and our day was very “us”. I loved having minimal pressure and no drama. We only had each other and the two photographers. we got dinner that night with some friends. It was much more low-key and relaxed. Plus, I have some health issues so I appreciated being able to spend a few hours in between the weddign and dinner at home and taking it easy (would have been very difficult with a traditional wedding). I would like to have a party this summer (not just to celebrate our marriage), but do not regret missing that aspect of it at all. It’s definitely not for everyone, but was perfect for us
Post # 5
If you do regret it later on you could have a second wedding.
Post # 6
I regret my elopement. That is why we are renewing our vows.
The pain it caused my family and the sadness on my wedding day was not worth it.
If you think you are going to have regrets, just have a small wedding.