- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are planning on being engaged soon (we have a ring, he’s proposing some point in next few months), and I’m feeling some hesitation from him about a wedding. He wants to be married to me, for sure, but he is fearful of spending a ton of money on a wedding, and neither of us want anything really big. He doesn’t feel it’s very fiscally responsible right now to spend a lot on a big wedding, plus we come from opinionated and somewhat-difficult families. He would want me to do most of the planning, which is completely fine, and he wants me to have a wedding that I want! At the same time, though, it’s about both of us, and I wouldn’t want to plan anything that would make him uncomfortable.
One of his good friends just eloped and we are beyond thrilled for them! They are so calm and at-ease about how they eloped. It was planned and their families knew about it, so it wasn’t a total surprise to those closest to them. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are starting to think that maybe they’re going about it the right way. Eloping in one of the parks nearby, maybe having a few people there, having a dinner downtown, etc. It’s looking more and more like something do-able for us.
Any thoughts from other bees? We’re just kinda stuck – we want to get married, it’d be nice ot have friends/family there, but we also want it to be cost-effective, minimal frills, and have it be really about us and our love/commitment.