- 5 years ago
Hello Bees <3,
My boyfriend and I are going to be getting engaged very soon- that is all I know, as he wants the actual day, ring, event, to be a surprise; fine by me 😉
We have talked extensively about what our wedding would be like and the nitty gritty of the event, as I loveeee browsing pinterest and thinking of the challenge of budgeting and diy’ing my face off for it.
We have a huge problem, at least in my eyes- both of my parents are disabled, making it extremely difficult for them to travel or help out && our families live 6 hours away from eachother. I would just feel awful asking everyone to travel.
A H U G E light bulb went off- why don’t we just elope? & by that I mean maybe have my sister and a date, and his brother and a date go off to Italy or wherever and get married and then go out and explore and eat pastries, drink, etc. and I can still where a beautiful white dress and he can still look nice and just have it be a little vaca.
We were also thinking about having a small backyard engagement party at my dads house to celebrate with my side. Then, have an “after” small reception at his grandparents house to celebrate with his side and we can pick up catering and wine and make a slide show of our elopement.
What are your ideas? Either way I wanted to keep my wedding at 10k ish. So I feel like I can still enjoy the perks of the wedding world and also save money and spare everyone from traveling and becoming stressed out. I think both sides would be very open and accepting of this idea as the economy is tight, and in the end we have lived together for over 2 years and we aren’t looking for gifts and all of that jazz. Plus, we just want to start looking for a home.
Has anyone done anything like this? Has anyone regretted elopement? Is this too hasty? I need advice- one woman to another. A traditional wedding sound magical- butttt just not in the cards for me I think.
All comments are welcome. 🙂