Questions for eloped and eloping bees!

posted 2 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
153 posts
Blushing bee

Jasper of Banff would be beautiful! In my fantasies about eloping (it won’t actually happen… but I’d like to!) I dreamed of the Oregon coast or Sedona, AZ!

Post # 3
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I eloped to San Francisco City Hall (stunningly gorgeous – google it) with just my husband and my bff to serve as MOH. It was a beautiful, romantic secret.

Post # 4
5 posts

We are eloping to Florida from London UK. We are staying in a rented house then for the wedding we’re going to drive and stay at the Don Cesar Hotel with a wedding on the beach.  Just us and our two small children. We haven’t told anyone. I think if you really want your parents there then you should as you may regret it. For me I just wanted my children there plus my mum is not good with flying so a long flight from the UK would be too much for her. 

Post # 5
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We eloped in the rockies – Moraine Lake. The location was stunning. No one was there except our marriage commissioner and our photographer and his wife who acted as our witnesses.

I didn’t tell my family as a certain someone would have put a damper on the whole thing, so we told them a few days later. 

Post # 6
6440 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m not sure if we’re technically eloping, but we’re planning a mini ceremony with our pastor in the winter and then a more traditional celebration in the spring. Both events will be in the city where we live. The people present in the winter will be basically bride, groom, pastor/officiant, 2 witnesses (required by law). Both of our parents live far away, which could be risky for them to travel given the time of year.

They are aware of our plan, and they could attend if they really wanted to, but we are all totally ok if they are not there since there will be a celebration in the spring. 

Post # 7
1574 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I kind of wanted my mom to be there, and step dad. However, there was no easy way to just have them and not invite any other family (i.e. his parents, two siblings, nephew, my dad and step mom, then would have to invite my four step siblings and their spouses/kids?). It just went from a few guests to not intimate rather fast. So we went for just ourselves and our photographer.

Post # 8
3 posts

We are eloping to Paris this November, no one there, just the two of us! Thought about having parents but other halfs parents are divorced (messy) so thought would be easier just us. im sure you will decide what’s best for the both of you 

Post # 9
481 posts
Helper bee

SharpBee:  We’re having a planned elopement, and it’s going to be just us! I’m basically an orphan (deceased father; abusive, estranged mother), and my partner’s father is also deceased. Even if that wasn’t the case, though, I think we’d still do it with just the two of us – it’s such a personal, intimate thing, so I don’t think I’d be comfortable with family members there.

We live in Los Angeles, so we’ll probably find a beautiful location pretty close to home.

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