(Closed) Anyone else ready to elope?

posted 8 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i agree!! the wedding is just a formality at this point!! we already have a beautiful baby boy (almost 9 months old) and we are in the process of buying a house! I would rather not be spending money on a wedding. Ours is a very budget wedding, but it still keeps adding up, and honestly i just dont have the motivation to worry about the details anymore!

Post # 4
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

That is the name of my blog. I would rather elope. I am this close….|   |….

Post # 5
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

hey me too and i’m only 2.5 weeks out! ha. trust me ladies, it doesn’t get any easier!

Post # 7
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my brother was the same way. they were practically married before they ever had the ceremony. they had a beautiful daughter and lived together. he had a really affordable, low-key event that turned out gorgeous. it wasn’t the most exquisite wedding i’ve ever seen, but 8 years later they’re just as married and still so happy. it’s just one day in your life together, so don’t put too much pressure on it to be perfect by blogland standards. do enough so that you’ll both be happy and have wonderful happy memories of the day, but don’t kill yourself over it. there’s NO reason to be in debt over one day.. wedding or not. i’m sure your wedding will be beautiful and you will have the time of your life. try to relax and enjoy this time in your life, because you’ll never get it back… especially this time with your young daughter. they grow up so fast! 🙂

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@littleliz123…omg – my sentiments exactly! Especially the family members that invite themselves. And the unrealistic budget. Everytime I start fresh and think it’s under control, I am deluding myself!

I am about to go forward with the wedding (already ordered the dress!), but we are seriously debating a kitchen renovation instead. We have been in our house almost a year, already feel married, and we keep wondering if we are stupid to spend the money on a wedding.

People either say we are smart to put it into the house or they say I will regret not doing anything and not having a wedding…

 

Post # 12
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yes, omg, yes!! we have a short engagement (six months) so I hit the ground running — booked ceremony and reception venues and ordered dress — and i wish i hadn’t. i wish i wasn’t locked into our banquet plans (the lost of deposit and cancellation penalty would be half of the cost of the reception, which is 3/4 of our budget) because i would totally reverse and run away to hawaii with our family if i could!

the planning seemed like a piece of cake and low-key since i booked the venues in the first two weeks and then we took about 3 weeks off from wedding planning when our lives got busy. but we just returned to the grind of planning last week, and it sucks! all the money that just seems to be pouring out of us is making us unhappy. without any imposition from our parents, we (or maybe I should say i) have ended up with a traditional wedding when neither of us really care about such things.

i can’t back out due to the loss of money on the banquet, but if you can and your heart wants something simpler, do it! i absolutely wish i could.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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Post # 15
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I certainly did!! when I was planning a huge wedding but after talking with my Fiance we decided a huge wedding wasn’t for us it was more for everyone else I am soooo happy with our decision for a Destination Wedding its still a little stressful time to time but nothing close to how stressed I was before.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

YES!! I am ready to take my Fiance and my dress and jet to VEGAS BABY!

if only he would jump on board! blah

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