Post # 1
Just felt like posting this random poll above! My boyfriend and I are going to Vegas this June for his birthday and I randomly started thinking about whether or not I would actually get married on a whim out there if he wanted to (which he wouldn’t, so the point is moot!).
So just curious… most of us are dying to get engaged and then married to the man that we love, so would you jump at the chance to skip straight to getting married on a whim? Skip the rest of this waiting process, skip planning for a wedding, and just do it?
I think I would consider it, but in the end I don’t think I’d do it. My sister lives out in Vegas, so she could be a great witness, but I’d want the rest of my family and friends to be at our wedding. It would save a ton of money instead of planning for a wedding at home, but I consider the expense worth it, since it is a once in a lifetime event. I also LOVE planning things, so I wouldn’t want to give up on wedding planning (even though I bet once I get to fully do it, I’m going to be super stressed out!). It would be amazing to finally call my SO my husband and be married, so I’d probably waver in deciding, but in the end I don’t think I’d do it!
Post # 3
I don’t “want everything a full on wedding entails” but I feel obligated to do it for his family and mine. If I had my way, there would be a very small wedding with about 20 people and then a very, very long honeymoon for me and my man. However, I view the wedding as something you have to do to make others happy
Post # 4
This is actually pretty funny you posted this. We just got back from Vegas last week and that was the joke the entire time we were there. I legitimately considered it. I really do want to be married to my SO but he kept saying that he knows I would be heartbroken afterwords because I didn’t get the “wedding” experience and although I don’t think it would break my heart it would be something I would definitely wonder if I missed out on.
The white russians in Vegas are AMAZING!
Check out the pool at the Hard Rock if you have a chance. AMAZEBALLS!
Post # 5
We were in vegas a couple of years ago celebrating our anniversary. It was a fun time I took a picture outstide a chapel trying to play a joke. While the idea might be tempting it’s something I couldn’t go through with. I’ve been in planning mode for a while so I would like to see the finish product. I also want my family there to witness it. For the girls who could do it more power to you.
Post # 6
I canceled my big wedding and eloped like I wanted to in the first place. So- yes 🙂
Post # 7
I could never do it because my parents are paying for our wedding and they would never talk to me again if I wasted all those downpayments and went off to Vegas! If it was just up to Fiance and I to pay for it, we might have planned on going to Vegas in the first place, or just eloping locally.
Post # 7
Darn doubles, computer hates me :/
Post # 8
I voted that I would but it’s not 100% true. I would love to just elope, but the reality of the situation is that there would probably be some hurt feelings if we did that (I know our Moms in particular would be pretty sad if they weren’t there for that). If it were just up to me though, sure!
Post # 9
We talk about Vegas a lot, and agree that us in Vegas would probably have us returning married. So, now a Vegas Destination Wedding is something we talk about as a real possibility, his family loves Vegas!
Post # 10
I just asked SO if he would and he said “yeah” with NO HESITATION. And then I asked him if he was serious and he said “yeah” without hesitation.
Post # 11
I totally would! I have been telling people for years I would do it too. But that said, Vegas is the other side of the world for us, and I think my mum would kill me!
Post # 12
Not in Vegas. I could elope but not in Vegas. I may be stereotyping but, what Vegas symbolize to me does not match what I picture Marriage, to me. I’d elope locally.
Post # 13
Nope. I’d never consider getting married in las vegas. I’ve always wanted a nice wedding with a sit down dinner and candelight. Luckily my fiance feels the same way and I only have to wait about 4 more months to become his wife. Butterflies!
Post # 14
A friend of mine was getting shipped overseas to Korea, so they got engaged and figured the only place they could get married in one month was in Vegas, a few hours away from them. 12 people attended the wedding, all family except me, my sister, her husband and her son. It was my first trip to Vegas. They got divorced about a year and a half later. No, I would not get married in Vegas. It does not make me think of lasting relationships.
(My mom also requires that she be present at any elopement.)
Post # 15
Nope – never in a million years. Part of what made the wedding so special to us (besides that we were finally married) was celebrating with family and friends. I would not be willing to give up that important aspect.
We actually went to Vegas during our engagement for Valentine’s Day weekend (we had also gotten engaged there the previous Labor Day weekend). My mom explicitly told me before we left that she would kill us both if we came home married. Lucky for her, as I said above, I would never be willing to have done that.