(Closed) Calling All “Eloping” Brides!

posted 10 years ago in Elopement
Post # 17
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This will be the 2nd time around for both of us….  we wanted this experience to be about “us”.  Simple as that!

Post # 18
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Can I just say I love this board and these posts. I want to elope. I am a 2nd time bride and had the big wedding to begin with. It was fraught with family drama and tears. Way too stressful. surprisingly, after blowing all that cash i did not even get the wedding i wanted. this time I want our ceremony to be about us and what we want. His family is coming because FH has not been married before. But I am still debating whether to tell my family or just send out an announcement after. I have been worrying about whether with such a small intimate ceremony I can still have an over the top “wedding” dress that you cannot wear anywhere else. Plus using the DIY ideas on this site to decorate the “ceremony” space. But reading these boards makes me believe we can do whatever we want. 🙂

Post # 19
20 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know this thread is old now, but I wanted to share my story as well.

We are eloping for a variety of reasons: fiance has a very small family that are not close; my extended family is very large, and I don’t want them to stare at me all at once while I profess my love; we wanted a destination wedding, but my parents won’t fly; and I want our day to be all OUR preferences.

So, we are going on a cruise in Europe, just the two of us, and getting married in port on the third day. We hired a planner to do the paperwork and arrange the location, and a professional photographer. The day before we get home, my mom will mail out announcements, and that’s that! I’m so excited, I just can’t stand it!!

Post # 20
2426 posts
Buzzing bee

I am jealous of you elopers. If I had it my way, I would elope. I hate wedding planning.  It is especially bad when I don’t even want to do it.

Post # 21
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

we “eloped”…got married at justice of peace cuz i was having medical problems at the time and had no health insurance and didnt know much about welfare…so we married so i could have insurance. we were already planning a big church wedding for a yr later. we didnt tell anyone except my gparents…which later it got out and caused alot of drama. then a few months later i got pregnant with our first daughter…so we called off big wedding. in some sense im happy we didnt have huge @$$ wedding cuz we were fighting alot about his huge family and how much it was gonna cost to invite all 200 of his family and his side…not to count every couple has at least 5 kids…so yeah im glad we eloped and kinda glad i got pregnant when i did. we r planning to have a 10 yr anniversary/ renewing of vows…like a mini wedding…i’ll have a cute tea lengh dress and he’ll wear a suit and we’ll even have a little reception.

Post # 22
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are eloping, and I highly doubt my events industry family will appreciate it at all!  But, it is our day, neither of us like crowds (even of people we know), and we want it that way.  

We are having the ‘whole shebang’ including flowers, hair and makeup styling, my beautiful gown, a custom designed cake, and even musicians.  Our dogs will be involved and only our parents will be attending.

Regardless of anyone’s ideas and opinions, ultimately, it is our decision, and if they want to feel ‘involved’ in our wedding, we will be hosting a viewing party when we get our pro pics back for everyone to enjoy.

So excited for our private wedding!

Post # 23
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We are sort of eloping

originally we were going to elope to the courthouse but now we’re having a small wedding out of town during festivities in honor of my mom’s 70th birthday. We ended up with a bigger crowd (18 people total) than we anticipated but still manageable.

I got a great deal on an elopment package and the vendor worked with the hotel to find us a spot to get married in and the package included flowers, pictures and a cake

Post # 24
4090 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The OP, PennyLaine, passed away with her fiance, their unborn baby in a horrible snowmobiling accident quite a few months ago.  🙁

Post # 25
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are from the Netherlands and we are eloping for our renewal of our vows/churchal wedding in Wayfarers chapel. When we got married 8 years ago we had a large wedding. Our weddingday was more about our kids friends and family.

Now this time will be just about us. I will be wearing a weddingdress (actually two:) and my husband a nice suit. We contracted a wedding photographer, hairstylist but nothing else.

We want to plan some activities for that day. Like a champagne moment and an romantic diner and we have wishing balloons which we are gone light at the end of the day on the beach.

Nobody in our families knows about our secret. Just a view friends that won’t tell.

I am so looking forward to our day. It will be the most romantic day of my life.

Post # 26
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013
Post # 27
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sienna76:  really?! How did you hear about this? That’s sad to hear. Prayers to her family

Post # 29
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@sienna76:  That’s horrible

Post # 30
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

God bless her! What sad “news”. I read some of her old posts about her excitement at dress shopping and her baby. It really puts all of this wedding stress into perspective. The small dramas are unimportant, what matters is getting to marry the love of your life. Something PennyLainne ( Krysti) never got to do.




Post # 31
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

That’s so sad… I’m sorry to hear that she passed away. 🙁

@Blue-ginger:  You can definitely wear whatever you want. We are eloping and having a more casual ceremony with our parents only, but I will be all decked out as a bride. This is also my 2nd marriage and my FI’s first, but we are SO happy to be eloping! Here is my dress, if you want to see.

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