Anyone else ready to elope?

posted 9 years ago in Elopement
Post # 17
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Think it every day… haha!  But the closer we get (15 days!), the more I just suck it up and keep moving 🙂

Post # 18
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

With the crazy situation I’ve gone through recently with having to change the location and venue of our wedding in 3 months I am almost TOTALLY convined I want to do a super small intimate wedding (some could call it an elopement..or like I prefer “scheduled elopement”)and then have a nice reception/dinner later on (a month or two later). 

Post # 19
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7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I go back and forth between hating the wedding and wanting it.  I just got pressured into doing so many things I didn’t want in the first place.  I wish I could switch things around.  I would go back and tell myself to do whatever I want.  It is not too late… I haven’t decided and I need make a decision pretty soon.  My family stresses me out to no end, and purposely.  I want a fun wedding, but not with them there… so it has been really stressful just deciding what to do!  How could I have one without them knowing, and still have the people I want?

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We just had a house built, and a 2 year old running around it, doing TONS of DIY, and I am enjoying every minute! I feel sorry for you girls that would rather just elope, and I’m really glad I don’t feel that way!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This makes me feel sane!! thank you!! I hava just a little over a month until the wedding and wished I would had gone with  what my fiance wanted in the first place to go away and get married with just our family and our best friends with us..260 people later on the guest list and invites out no turning back now… I was feeling bad for for wanting to elope now but at least I am not alone!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Hah – it was my FB status yesterday “[Dancy] should’ve eloped”.   I got like 19 responses from “No, it’ll be fun” to “I could’ve told you that”. This isn’t our wedding. Its our parents. It’s costing more than we wanted it to and there’s people on our guest list I’ve never even heard of, nevermind met!!

I keep hearing my friend Hallie’s voice in my head when I told her a long time ago I wanted to elope like her & her hubby. She said, “Do it! Our wedding cost us $40 bucks for the state license”. I should’ve listened to her.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We’re eloping!  (for a few reasons)

1)  I have a HUGE family I would be obligated to invite to a wedding

2)  My Fiance has a tiny family (not a single aunt, uncle, or cousin) so it would be really unbalanced

3)  None of my family lives anywhere near where we would want to do the wedding

4)  Fiance has been offered a job overseas (Dubai!) but we don’t have dates for the move yet

5)  Planning a wedding with my mother would drive me crazy  (and she would want me to have a Catholic wedding — not happening)

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I haven’t really started doing much yet with my wedding because its still a  year and four months aways but i’m getting some stuff ordered and its really fun. I might not think that down the road but we will see. I think it easier with brides where there parents are paying for the wedding becasue they aren’t so stressed about money but brides that are paying for there own wedding it seems like they might be a little more stressed!!! I could be COMPLETLEY WRONG on that one  but thats just what i’ve seen through some people that have to pay for there own wedding. I’m sure its stressful either way and i think it should be something fun to do, i look at it like its a bonding time for me and my mom and with some stuff my Fiance.:) I’ve been waiting for this day for a long long time so i’m going to enjoy it!! Good luck to all you ladies who are eloping i’m sure it will be wonderful!!!!!

Post # 25
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572 posts
Busy bee

We felt the same way that’s why we decided to go to City Hall and then an awesome honeymoon. Good luck!

Post # 26
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OMG!!! i still have almost a year and a half to go and I so wanna elope. My guy is on board and neither of our famliy’s have a problem with that. I just don’t know if i would regret it.

Post # 27
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think about eloping too! But then I think about how good I look in my dress and that helps calm me down. Luckily I’m having a small wedding (less than 80 guests) so my stess could be tons worse!

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say this every time I get off the phone with my mother. She’s always saying I didn’t invite enough people who were at my first communion. She even got upset I didn’t invite her lawyer, whom I’ve never met. Combine that with all the money we’re spending (we’ve been overbudget on everything except for transportation) and the stress of it all and I could elope! However, I think I’d regret not having a wedding and I know Fiance and the rest of our family would too. It’s nice to have a mini daydream about when things get stressful though 🙂

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

T and I are seriously considering an elegant island wedding followed by the traditional reception back home.  Yes, I’d be a 2 dress bride then!  One (the traditional dress) for the wedding and then another for the reception!

If we do this I’ll rock TWO dresses and have 1)the most amazing trip (familymoon) and 2)get a great reception too, and my wedding date will be the one we wanted originally (july 31)

This might work.  Not what I originally planned, but might work!   

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ha. Ha. Ha. I wish. If I hadn’t just bought a second dress and if our Families wouldn’t be angry since I know a lot of them already got plane tickets…. It sounds like a really nice option at this point, though.

Post # 31
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303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

hindsight is 20/20…i really hope all of this is worth it(the wedding i mean)

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