"planned" elopement/extremely small wedding

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did! We planned a 120 person, 15-20K wedding, cancelled it, moved up the date by a full year, and had an AWESOME wedding with our 44 nearest and dearest! It wasn’t exactly an elopement, but it felt great to save that 10-15K!

Post # 4
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I COMPLETELY understand your situation as I am in the same boat! My parents went from offerring $10,000 to now offerring $0 because of so many issues that have come up. I feel like what has supposed to have been the happiest/most exciting part of my life so far as become the most stressful/upsetting/disappointed time. Our original wedding was set to cost $20,000 for 80 people here where we live in NYC. We have now decided to elope with just our parents and my sister. It’s the best decision we have made so far and I feel like all the stress is being lifted! Much more our style as well, as opposed to planning a big massive NY event. 

Keep your head up and think about all your new options like – 

Backyard wedding – all your own way. DIY decorations like hanging lights and lanterns on the ground. Very romantic and vintage. 

Eloping at a romantic destination. 

City hall with close friends and family and a simple dinner at your favorite restaurant proceding (maybe there is a back room you can rent out)

Everything will work out! 🙂 Congratulations on your engagement & good luck with your planning! Please don’t hesitate to message me if you would like to chat about the situation we’ve both found ourselves in. <3

Post # 5
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

After dealing with all that I can understand why you want a small wedding. I think it woud be romantic and then it won’t break the back and will cut down all the drama too. I am excited for my wedding, but kind of wish I had eloped with my fiance to some place that would just be ours to cut down the stress.

Post # 6
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am having a planned elopment with parents as well. We didnt even bother planning a wedding, knowing it wasnt for us. I do not regret it at all. I feel more comfortable this way. Also, since we saved tons of money, I got to pick out the wedding band of my dreams. 🙂

Post # 7
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@SlovenePrincess:  I don’t have any experience here, but I did just go to a wedding with 8 guests (parents, 2 brothers, me & my SO) and it was AWESOME. Yeah, the extended family was a little bummed. Sure, one overly dramatic friend flipped out. But overall I think the bride and groom were very happy with it and it was seriously my favorite wedding ever. 

Post # 8
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Where’s “Sienna86?” I’m pretty sure she did this!! Look for her threads!

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