(Closed) Announcing elopement prior??

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 17
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580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m also not engaged (waiting 🙂 but my boyfriend and I are planning on eloping. We’re thinking of having a “weddingmoon” in Antigua. I’m sure people will be disappointed- my little sister really wants to be a bridesmaid, too- but she’ll get over it! We’re also planning a backyard party after we get back. I saw this invite that I’m using as inspiration:

 

It’s just cheeky enough that I’m sure no one will be offended, but it’s to the point! That way everyone will still be able to celebrate with us. We’re getting it catered and there will be alcohol but we don’t have to worry about decorations and a DJ and so many other expenses. It should be fun!

Post # 19
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580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@jj0313:  

We’re not keeping it a secret- I’ve already told my mom and she’ll probably let most of my extended family know. I figure our friends and families will be able to get used to the idea if they know about it beforehand.

I’d like to have the after party within a couple weeks of getting back, so I’m thinking of sending out invites at least a month or two before we leave. That way we can get a head count and finalize details. So I guess it depends on your timeline. If you’re waiting a while after your trip to have the party you can send the invites as you leave. This will help with keeping the secret, too- you might already be married by the time most people realize that youre gone 🙂

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was trying to kind of keep it a secret and when asked about it I would say “oh we’re still figuring out what we want to do” but then Fiance was so excited about it he’s been telling everyone what we’re doing. I had told a few close friends and I was surprised by how supportive everyone has been.

For our “after party” I am still trying to figure out timing too, since we plan on hosting a small party around a month after the fact but since that puts us close to Thanksgiving, so I think we may try to send out our “after party” invites right after we come back. 

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