Post # 1
Here’s the deal, we have been engaged since FRIDAY, and naturally everyone wants to know our plans. Truth is, we’re going to elope this October. We’ve told our families and a few close friends that there won’t be any big shindig so that they don’t feel slighted and we are planning on having a post-elopement party early next year. Friends are inquiring about showers/bachelorette parties, blah, blah, blah and I’m not quite sure what to do. If you’re eloping but still plan on sending elopement announcement along with having a party/reception, do you still have a bridal shower and do you still register?
Post # 3
We’re doing something similar, in October as well. The best advice I can give you is to keep it quiet! Our plans were to be just the 2 of us in Las Vegas, and now 15 people have decided to join us, at their own expense. I don’t mind, but every day it’s getting a little morec omplicated that I was going for.
I designated my BFF as my MOH before I even knew she was going to come along, so if there is a batchlorette pary, I am unaware at this point, which is fine with me. THe boys will take FI out in LV the night before our wedding; I plan to have a massage and drink champagne.
Since we do have some people going now, we will have a small cake, and just make reservations at a resturant for dinner afterward.
I won’t be having any pre-wedding shower, but a friend will be throwing us a reception upon our return. We might have a BBQ @ my dad’s for the family that missed out. Fortunatley, FI and I both have small families!
All told, I think it’s just the right size, but some days I wish we had just gone and done it already.
Post # 4
we just got home from eloping in PNG last week!
what we did was mail out "message in a bottle" themed announcements so people received these while we were gone
inside the bottle was the news were were eloping to a beautiful tropical island and an invite for a after wedding party that we are having in about 8 weeks (catered/staffed family thing at home for about 150 people-all hubbys side)
i wont be having a shower or registering for gifts (we dont want/need gifts so letting people know as i get the rspvs) but hubby couldnt keep his mouth shut so he did have a b-party with the guys before we left and his office gave us a gift which was nice of them. on my side, only my mother knew and my boss
on our wedding day it was just the 2 of us – exactly how we wanted it
goodluck and congrats!
Post # 5
Who knows what mindset T and I will be in this time next year. We do want a ceremony and our children and family/friends there or some type of solemnization of vows but I love the elope now (sooo romantic) and reception after!
The idea of the message in a bottle is fantastic! Love that!