Post # 1
I’ve had two people so far (best friend and mom) mention wanting to facetime/speak on the phone and for me to send photos while I’m getting ready. I feel conflicted about this because on one hand, I want to honor these requests since we are eloping but on the other hand, I don’t understand why people assume I’ll have time to fulfill these requests. I understand a photo here or there but I also feel like this is unnecessary pressure? Idk. We are checking into our room at 3pm (fingers crossed we’ll get an early check in! hoping for 1-2pm in reality) and our ceremony is at 6:30. I’m not really going to have time to be making phone calls since I’ll be, ya know, getting ready lol. Plus, I like the idea of having some alone time prior to getting married.
Fellow eloping bees, did you make/receive phone calls while getting ready? Am I being unreasonable?
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I didn’t eloope, but I know that having my mom and sisters with me while I got ready was a really great experience to keep nerves down and excitement up. If you facetime, could you prop the phone up while doing your makeup or putting your jewelry on, so you can still be productive but have them involved? Even if for just a few minutes. I know I would want to see my sister before she walked down the aisle and share a pre-wedding moment gazing at how she looks as a bride.
Post # 3
I have a planned elopement coming end of August. My mother passed 10 years ago and my dad and I are not that close and don’t talk often as is. My fiancé mother doesn’t speak English either, so if I don’t talk to my dad that day I don’t think I’ll talk with anyone else… maybe a few quick texts but that’s it.
Post # 4
I’ve been considering this – I have a friend who is teaching in Japan and can’t make it home (UK) for my wedding. She is absolutely bummed and I would love to face time her at some point during the day, peferably either just after I’ve gotten ready or just after the ceremony, but I don’t want to say anything to her and get her hopes up just incase I just cant, or forget. I need to decide what I’m going to do because if I try to take her by suprise she is probably just going to miss the call.
Post # 5
I was actually thinking about this just yesterday. Not necessarily about talking to them while getting ready, but more maybe propping up a phone to FaceTime the ceremony. However, there will be a significant time difference (getting married in different country) and everyone back home would be in bed. I figure that we can speak to them later in the day when they are up and our day has wound down. I think I would be way too busy during the getting ready portion to be able to make phone calls.
Post # 6
I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to send the odd photo between 2pm and 6:30. It can’t possibly take that long to get ready since you’re eloping, most brides have a long getting ready slot because it includes the bridal party having individual hair and makeup slots. You don’t need to view it as unnecessary pressure, it’s just friends and family trying to celebrate with you in some way.
Post # 7
I ended up sending a few random texts and photos but the afternoon/evening just flew by! Everything ended up taking way longer than planned. It’s so true that weddings don’t tend to run on schedule lol.