- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
On Friday, I was driving home from work in my beloved, 86k miles Infiniti. As I approached an intersection and went to brake, a curious thing happened: my brakes wouldn’t depress. Thankfully, I was going so slow to begin with that my car rolled to a stop a few feet from the car ahead of me. The Infiniti, ready for the weekend I suppose, decided she wasn’t going to turn back on, and I sat there holding up rush hour Dallas traffic for 25 minutes like a jackass until my Boyfriend or Best Friend came to my rescue.
…what does this have to do with eloping?
Well, after having the car looked at, it’s time to put her down…which means a new vehicle, the payments for which are going to be over $100 more a month than the ultra-low payment I’ve been so spoiled to have. $100 may not be a ton of money to some folks, but we are trying to save everything we can for the wedding.
This new change in our finances came up this weekend in regards to how it will effect the wedding. The current gameplan has been beach wedding/BBQ reception, super inexpensive.
Prior to this car dilemma, however, Boyfriend or Best Friend has expressed an interest in doing the ol’ Vegas thing. I’m open to this IF I can still host a reception back home, where I can put to use all of the decorating ideas bouncing around in my head. Now, with this new cut in our savings plan, he brought up eloping again, in his own words:
Him: “Maybe we could just, you and me, go to Vegas or out of the country and get married.”
Me: “Like elope?”
Him: “No, not elope. Just go get married by ourselves and people would find out after we got back.”
I guess I’m looking for some feedback here. I’m a control freak and very against the idea of anyone else planning/decorating/orchestrating the ceremony, and we haven’t seen really any packages we felt “reflected us.”
Anyone else elope to the beach or Vegas? Used a resort package? Post pics, please :-/