Post # 1
I’ve been engaged since last Christmas Eve (so almost a year) we had originally wanted to have a small, inexpensive wedding with about 50 guests. But in the past year I’ve gone back to school and we’ve moved and through this we realized we just cannot afford to have a wedding, even a small one. It’s just not practical right now. While we are a little sad we are still really excited to be married! (We’ve been together for 12 years!!!) so we are thinking of going to city hall in NYC and getting a photographer to capture our ceremony. We really want to do it around Christmas time! Ahhh! I don’t have a dress yet
Post # 2
Beeee13: Eloping is still so romantic and it will be so special so congrats!!! I have been with my FI for almost 12 years now too and can’t wait until our wedding. If we didn’t have such high maintenence famliy members we would have eloped too. That sounds amazing though. Winter weddings are awesome because you can find the best accessories for your dress…cute coat, comfy/warm shoes…good luck!!! AND START LOOKING NOOOOOW!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Beeee13: I have no regrets about eloping. It was so easy and we were able to concentrate on each other instead of worrying about details that in the grand scheme of things have nothing to do with the marriage. Our parents threw us a big party a few months later.
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
Beeee13: yay!! congrats to you. Fi and I were in the process of planning a wedding and we have decided to elope to New York this year aswel. Our elopmenet will be on New Years Eve. We hired a photographer and an officiant and are just going to go out for New Years Eve afterwards. I suggest looking for vendor suggestions on theknot. or here. We booked Studio Saldana for our photographer.
Post # 5
thank you ladies!!! I think my post got cut off but we wanted to go out to dinner afterwards and meet our friends and family there so any restaurant suggestions in NYC? Also any places you know of that sell dresses that can be ready in this time frame? Thanks!!!
Post # 6
We ended up going with a destination for almost this very reason. It’s not eloping, but it’s a small, low 20’s attendance. Nothing wrong with eloping!
I don’t have any vendor suggestions, but congratulations!
Post # 7
Beeee13: Amazing! Christmas in NYC will be BEAUTIFUL! Good for you two for deciding to elope, if I could go back in time I would!
Post # 8
Beeee13: YOU GO GIRL!!! Do what makes you and your FI happy. Your ceremony will be special any which way you have it. I commend you on thinking smart financially and placing the marriage above a wedding.
My FI and I were to have a July 11th, 2015 wedding. Due to not giving a sh*t about the color of napkins or who to sit at which table during dinner, we’re eloping on Nov 8th, 2014. All is set. Feels awesome!
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Do it! We cancelled our money draining wedding and are eloping in 2 weeks! It was the best decision and we haven’t regretted it so far.
As for a dress I have heard that David’s Bridal has a super quick turnaround on dresses. A few weeks seems the average. Otherwise call stores and tell them you need to buy off the rack. Good luck and congrats in advance. I think December weddings are lovely 🙂
Post # 10
I think it’s very romantic to elope. I wish I’d considered it before I booked a venue.
NYC during the holiday season will be fantastic, just think of all the amazing photographs you’ll have! 🙂
Post # 11
I have been married for 10 years now. We dida destination wedding to keep costs down. It worked and was lovely, however, we have always said that if we had it to do over again we would have eloped right away. I love the idea of it just the two of you and putting the money towards something fabulous to wear ( ideally that you can wear again) and a fabulous dinner after. Love it!
Post # 12
Thank you @Bubee ! We have officially set December 26th as our wedding day! I went to David’s Bridal and found a gorgeous dress that was $100 off!!! BTW the dress was delivered in a week!! We went last weekend and booked a private room at one of our favorite restaurants where we’ll celebrate with friends and family afterwards! I am so excited and so very grateful for everyone’s advice and well wishes! Thank you all! 🙂