(Closed) Eloping

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Eloping is so....
    Romantic : (26 votes)
    51 %
    Rebellious : (16 votes)
    31 %
    Sad and Lonely : (9 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i think it really depends from one person to another.

    i think its somewhat romantic…just you and your Fiance..no one else, i get it. What its really is all about. However, for me and my family situation (and FIs family) we happen to be really close and therefore i wouldn’t go for it. It wouldn’t be sad and lonely, but for us, getting married is about our families being there and sharing in that moment with us. I wouldn’t want our families to miss that. 


    Post # 4
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    For me, my immediate reaction is romantic. I think that is because my circle of friends is a bit older than a lot of brides (most in their 30s and 40s), so when people I know have eloped, it isn’t as dramatic. Its more like two DINKs who have a house and established careers and don’t want a big fuss head to a beautiful location and elope. No shotgun, no feelings that family won’t accept it, just two adults making a decision.

    Post # 5
    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think it depends on that couple’s situation. Sometimes I think it’s really romantic, other times, sad.

    Post # 6
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I agree with krissybee… it depends on the couple and the circumstances. Eloping doesn’t really mesh with our beliefs about marriage, so it would be really sad for us (and sort of weird).

    Post # 7
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think sometimes it’s wildly romantic to do that!  I love to see very intimate weddings!

    If it were just T and I, there’s a good chance we’d just fly away to some crazy exotic place and have a fabulous elopement/wedding! I’ve always secretly wanted to do that!

    Post # 8
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The first thought that comes to my mind when I hear eloping is rebellious.  Perhaps its just because it was always assumed that I would have a specific type of wedding (the minister, cake, dress, etc).  I don’t actually know anyone who is eloped so that may be skewing my view.

    Post # 9
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Are you doing it?! But then you don’t get to see if the Crazy lady comes!

    Seriously though, I think it’s romantic, and we considered it (without my parents, we would have been doing it).

    Post # 10
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I said rebellious – if we were to do that it would be like giving our families the finger… not that they require us to have a large wedding, but if they weren’t even invited to be present they would be Royally Pissed.  Since both of us have great relationships with our parents and they have done a lot for us, it wouldn’t be right to make a move like that.

    Post # 11
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We would have done it if it weren’t for our parents… well, in a way we kind of did it with our Destination Wedding, because we let people know that we were getting married, but would have done it even if no one had been able to come. That was the plan. Although… I would have been sad if my parents weren’t there.

    I guess depending on the situation, it can be romantic, rebellious or sad, or all three at the same time!

    Post # 12
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    my immediate reacion when I hear “elope” — CHEAP!!

    Post # 13
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Do you also mean no big reception back at home too?  I’ve always wanted to just have a beach or courthouse ceremony with a big reception later, but Fiance wanted to have his parents there and that led to a lot of other people and so on, so big ceremony it is!  Oh well!

    Post # 14
    2474 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love the idea.  If I had my way, that’s what we’d be doing.

    Post # 16
    5497 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That’s a gorgeous picture! If the circumstances are right, I think it would be really romantic to do! I wouldn’t have the guts to do it, though. My family would be so sad!

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