Post # 1
How did you tell your family and close friends that you got eloped?
My fiance and I have talked about getting married by ourselves, but he expressed concern that family may be angry and upset. I would love to just be with him on our wedding day with no fuss, no stress. I know our family and friends, and the stress from the event will overshawdow how much we enjoy it. I mentioned having a reception later on, but he said he would feel guilty not having our family at the ceremony!
How did you tell your family? Any advice?
Post # 2
MrsSpringer62: If it’s something you want, and something you feel comfortable standing behind, then there should be no guilt in eloping. It your decision with FI. Your families may not like it at first, but they’ll get over it. If you’re mature enough to make the decision to marry, you can choose how you wish to spend that day. I know it’s tough for many, just use that backbone you were given. Make sure your day is what you want it to be. A few of my family members were not as happy with our decision to get eloped, but that’s why its our decision & they eventually moved on.
Post # 3
MrsSpringer62: We called my MIL first, then my Dad (Our only parents). We told them we decided a wedding was an unnecessary expense and stress, and we just wanted to get away and get married. That was it! We had a few family members who were upset, but honestly, it’s what WE wanted. The wedding is supposed to be about the two people getting married, and it began to turn into more about the guests. That’s not what we wanted. Everyone eventually got over it, and the people who truly mattered understood from the get go. <br /><br />Do what feels right for the TWO of you, not for the rest of your families.