(Closed) Anyone else ready to elope?

posted 11 years ago in Elopement
Post # 32
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

ME!! MEE!!!! ME!  (this is getting old fast) 🙂

Post # 33
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

not eloping, but we are having a small destination wedding in Mexico with our parents, siblings, and a few close friends.  There’s 20 guests total including us.  Aside from some of my elderly Aunties who don’t like to travel and were a little snarky when they heard about our plans, everyone has been incredibly supportive.  And the planning process has been surprisingly low stress. With such a small group everything has felt so manageable.

One huge factor for us in forgoing the traditional hometown wedding was our budget.  For about 1/3 of the cost of a wedding in San Francisco (where we live) we’re having a ceremony on the beach, reception with dinner and dancing, and 10 days at a resort in the tropics.  I’m so happy we went this route!

Post # 34
7362 posts
Busy Beekeeper

a scheduled elopement is exactly what I decided to do.

I had to come to terms with the truth of matter that we didn’t have the financial means to do what we wanted this year. I spent weeks frustrated and upset and then light switch came on. F it all and just have a few close friends and family. Those that want ot up set they werent invited OH WELL. I doubt very much one day when there are taking their last breathe if “my wedding” will be on their top 100 things I wish did list. Please.

The goal is the marriage and I don’t need to have a big blow out. I WANT TO. and will in years time, we can plan for that, but for now its going to be a simple civic cermony, folllowed by a lunch/dinner. I will splurge on simple dress (less than $300) a bouqet and pay an offiicant (if my brother who is minister, can’t join us). Those expenses plus lunch and thats it. We are married. Oh and ring, but again not gonna  break the bank.

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