- 6 years ago
First off, I just want to give a little background, so you can understand where I’m coming from. My boyfriend and I have decided to throw a surprise wedding in August of 2013. Since we both feel so strongly about having someone we know and love be the one to marry us, we’ve decided to ask my Uncle. Since our marriage would not be legal if he does this, we decided to elope shortly before the actual wedding, purely for legal reasons.
Knowing that we need to have 2 witnesses present, we decided to ask one of our favorite couple friends. As a bonus, we were already planning on asking their children to be our flower girl and ring bearer. To do this, we are going to buy the kids a flower girl and ring bearer shirt, put them on the kids, and have them run up to their parents with a gift, asking the parents to “elope with us”. Here’s where I need help: What sort of gift should we give?
My inspiration comes from “will you be my bridesmaid” gifts that I’ve been seeing around. I just have no idea what’s associated with eloping that would translate well into a cute little gift asking them to be our witnesses.
We’re pretty excited to do this, and soon, since it’ll be completely unexpected…as we’re not even engaged yet! That’ll come closer to our wedding date, since we plan on getting everyone together for our engagement party, but then surprising them with a wedding!