Anyone ever wish they had just eloped?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 16
29 posts
  • Wedding: November 2020 - Mobile, AL

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jellybellynelly :  she lives where all my family lives. they would ALL want to come

Post # 17
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s a hard call. In retrospect, hosting a traditional wedding was less important to me than I expected it to be. Sure it was lovely and fun, but once it was done I did wonder if it was really all neccesary. So, in that regard, I sometimes think eloping would have made much more sense for my husband and I. That said, would I be wondering now if we missed out on celebrating with family and friends? Probably. The grass is always greener right? 

Post # 18
2985 posts
Sugar bee

So we had a courthouse wedding just us and the photographer. Then we had a beach “reception” that was just tacos and a bonfire for my DH’s family where we live. Then we flew to the midwest where I’m from and where almost all of my friends/family are and had a dinner reception at a restaurant. 

I’ve had so many people tell us they wished they did something low key and similar. I don’t know if they’re just being nice or if they really feel that way. 

I’m so glad we did what we did though. It was low stress but a lot of fun.

Post # 19
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We are doing the big wedding and honsetly, I would do it again! We are less than 2mos away and it really hasn’t been that stressful! Its been fairly easy to plan and everything has been so much fun! And the bachelorette party hasn’t even happened yet! 

If I were to redo it all or start over the only thing I wouldn’t do is involve my Future Sister-In-Law so much. The few hiccups we have had have been her sticking her nose into it and pretty much ruining the whole thing for me. We weren’t involved at all in my brother’s wedding, so I tried to involve her and get to know her, but I would have saved myself a lot of stress if I would have just left her out of everything. 

Post # 20
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Nope! Loved my big fancy wedding. You do whatever makes you happy though!

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