(Closed) 2nd Elopement

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about a semi-destination wedding?  Is there a nice Inn or Bed & Breakfast less than an hour’s drive from you?  Even a beautiful restaurant would be nice.

One thing we considered when we were still thinking of having guests (we ended up totally eloping to wine country, all alone) was renting a suite at a posh hotel in our city and having the ceremony there, then dinner brought in by the hotel.

Post # 4
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

OMG, I also eloped TWICE as well!  You are the first one I’ve met to do so!

Like you, I really really REALLY wanted it to NOT look anything like my first wedding.  I even went down the route of a full wedding just because, but we cancelled it for other reasons.

The first time was the county clerk’s office (she literally stood up from her desk to to the cermeony) and then we went back to work.

This time, we did an 11 day honeymoon road trip the Canadian Rockies and got married while on the trip at a beautiful glacier lake outside.  I actually wore a real wedding gown and a bouqet and everything.  It was different in many many ways.

However, one thing that still is the same, with both weddings, neither families have met by the time of the wedding.  My family has still not met my husband’s family.  That irked me royally that it happened again like that, but I have to chalk it up to my family being weird and non-travellers.

If I were you, I’d go elope while ON your honeymoon.  Wrap it all up together.  

You could invite just a handful of kids and parents.

If you don’t awnt to make them travel, then get married somewhere beautiful and outdoors, you’re in NoCal! You have endless beautiful spots. Ideally one with a backup rain plan built in.

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