(Closed) How would have you eloped if you weren't planning a big wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
24025 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@engleman10513:  Oh my gosh, I think about this all the time. 🙂 We had a 160-guest wedding and while it was a perfect day, I dream about what it would’ve been like for us to elope!  I would’ve done it somewhere tropical, maybe Hawaii on a rock, just the two of us.  🙂  We’d probably tell our family and friends and end up inviting them though! haha..

Post # 4
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@engleman10513:  Fi and I would fly out to ca and Elope in Yosemite. 🙂 We’d have a small picnic reception for just the two of us, and hire an aweosme photographer to capture the moments and sign the wedding license. We’d have an amazing 2 week honeymoon, and everything would be perfect. Then we’d fly back home, tell the family, share a video of the I dos, and tell them all to relax. 😛 We’d have a bbq reception for everyone.

Post # 5
1524 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@engleman10513:  Toes in the sand in a simple white flowy dress, on the beach somewhere…Hawaii, Jamaica, the Bahamas…*sigh* That’s what I really wanted, but no one else did!

Post # 6
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Probably somewhere Europe on a sunny day in some rustic village. With a professional photographer there of course!

Post # 7
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would have had a simple ceremony with just the two of us and our MOH and BM at a local nature park in the fall.  To celebrate, we’d have a small family dinner at a really nice restaurant.  

I’ve been daydreaming about this too much.  In my head I’ve picked out what I would wear, how I would style my hair, and how I would tell my family.  *sigh*

Post # 8
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

On a cliff in Santa Cruz at sunset, take a photo, send it off to everyone and then a few months later we’d have a casual party to celebrate with a taco truck and cupcakes at a local park or something. I was thinking about this while trying to fall asleep last night…

Post # 9
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@engleman10513:  Wedding stress gets to me too ; ) i have day dreamed of eloping.

I would do it at a nice all inclusive resort some place Tropical and beautiful.

this is my first wedding and i know i would regret it as nice as eloping sounds.

So on with the wedding planning stress.

Post # 10
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We were going to have a 100+ person, $30K wedding in MD. We decided to have a $3.5K wedding in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel, the room holds 20 people max…

Post # 11
3377 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@engleman10513:  Well, I lived this! LOL! I called my husband after work one day back in April crying and said, “I’m done, I don’t want this stupid wedding. I want just us, on the coast, alone.” SO, 3 weeks later we did! Didn’t tell anyone, just ran off just the two of us!

We had an amazing beach ceremony with just our photographer, officiant, officiant’s boyfriend, and baker in attendance. It was absolutely perfect and we got to spend the weekend in an incredible ocean front jacuzzi suite! I would chose to do the same thing a thousand times over! I’m so happy we scrapped our 150 person August 4th wedding and eloped in May. Best. choice. EVER. 🙂

Post # 12
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I dream of eloping all the time! We would go to the pavilions resort in Phuket where we had an amazing vacation a few years ago. I would still wear my dress and get married on the beach and then spend a week just us in our private pool villa looking out into the ocean! 

If it wasn’t for FI family probably disowning us if we did I am pretty sure we would!

Post # 13
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We would have went to Vegas with no more than 20 family members

Post # 14
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

There’s a diving resort off the coast of Borneo called Kapalai. Me and FI holidayed there before, and its the most beautiful place. It’s basically built on stilts off this sand bar in the middle of the ocean. Everyone gets their own chalet, and its all connected with walkways. They do weddings there, and I think it would be perfect for a very small elopement. 


Post # 15
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We would have eloped somewhere in Ireland or Scottland!

Post # 16
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We would go back to our original plan and get married at El Morro in San Juan, PR. Hire our same photogs (they’re destination photographers) and have them do double-duty as the witnesses. Videotape the whole thing and send it to everyone while we’re off on a honeymoon of ridiculous awesome-ness. I’d still wear a fancy dress, FI would still want to wear a tux, but it would just be us. None of this crazy 200+ person assigned seating budget blowing drama fest that’s going on.

No, we’ve never thought about eloping, not ever. 😉

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