- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I’ve been lurking the elopement board for a while now because my fiance and I have been considering having a semi elopement with a small group of guests. As a couple, we don’t have much extra money to put toward a wedding so our families said they would help us. Problem is, they keep changing the amount they can contribute because of other unforseen circumstances that have come up. Right now it looks like we would be guaranteed $2,000 USD.
My question is, with a semi elopement is it tacky not to have a full meal following for your small group of guests? I was thinking after the ceremony we could have a decent selection of finger foods, punch, and then a small cake but I don’t want it to seem tacky or cheesy. We would like to use part of what my parents contribute toward a relaxing honeymoon and the rest for a small ceremony so we would actually be working with less than $2,000 for the elopement.
My other question is how long would our event even last!? It seems like without a traditional reception people might feel kind of awkward about whether they should stay for a while or go home. Lol I’m just trying to figure these things out before I make the final decision to move forward with the elopement.