Post # 1
I’m seriously contemplating scratching our 150-ish person wedding and doing something either super small scale (ie: courthouse) or eloping (destination for just FI and me).
But, I can’t help wondering if I’ll regret not doing the wedding we’ve been thinking/planning/dreaming of.
So, I’m curious to hear from those who have eloped – were you happy with how it turned out? Or, did you find yourself wishing you did things different and had a big wedding?
Post # 3
I did and I regret some of it. It was just my husband and I and we got married in St. Maarten. So fam was not there. It was kind of sad in a sort of way. I am planning my second wedding now and What a pain this is. Can’t win….There are some good things about eloping and some good things about having everyone you care about present. If you can have everyone go that you love, then elope if not stay home and continue with your plans.
Post # 4
I agree with bthurber – we eloped last may and are having a big religious ceremony/reception this may – I was a little sad that people weren’t there but man, I am not a fan of wedding planning or the money we are spending, or the drama…I have zero regrets about getting married the way we did. Zero. But, I just had my bachelorette party and I have showers coming up and honestly, my friends and family have been so amazing and supportive and are so excited for us that it’s been really fun and I am happy to be doing things to include them. So there is good stuff to having a bigger wedding too.
But again, loved eloping. Loved the excitement of waking up in Vegas with him and getting hitched. Loved holding hands in the car on the way back to LA and looking at each other saying “holy crap, we just got married” and I love being his wife. At the end of the day, no matter how you do it, that’s what’s important.