(Closed) Do You Ever Feel……

posted 7 years ago in Elopement
Post # 33
Member
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanted an elopement/small wedding, but Fiance wanted to have a wedding and Fiance and I both have big families and he doesn’t know how to cut a list.  So 120-person wedding, here I come…

Post # 35
Hostess
7553 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I feel ya! I wanted to have a small wedding (maybe around 50?) but we’re closer to 130. Whenever my family wants to add more stuff – more guests, more decorations, more extras, they keep saying “It’s your day, it’s should be a big deal!” Sigh.

Post # 37
Member
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would love to elope but my SO’s family would never forgive me. I would love our wedding day to be just us somewhere hot with sunshine.

Post # 38
Member
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We are still unsure of the details, but most of our ideas are just us. We love the idea of something romantic just between the two of us. Plus, we don’t want to spend that much money on one day. (Not knocking anybody who has a big wedding. Just doesn’t work for our current financial situation.) It would not be a tradtional elopement as everyone will be filled in on our plans. I thought about including just a few people like sisters and best friend, but it would be really difficult to say “they can come, but you can’t”. This way no one is singled out. 

I love the Bee for ideas and dress/ring porn! Love the support on here. 

Post # 39
Hostess
7553 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@stillwaiting88:  That’s true! I appreciate the thought but the most special thing for me would be a small, intimate wedding.

Post # 41
Member
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am sooooooo happy my Darling Husband and I decided to have a small wedding.  We only had 10 people there (immediate family only) and it was absolutely perfect for us!  My brother and others wanted us to have a bigger wedding and invite everybody and their mother, but we stuck to our guns. It was totally “us”.

Post # 43
Member
8482 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yep. Me and a coworker were discussing some ideas I had, and she was going on and on about all these fancy ideas, when I stopped her and told that I want a very casual wedding with no more than 40 people, she was just shocked. Like she had never heard of such a thing.

Post # 44
Member
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When we were planning ours it was important that  both our parents and siblings be there.  Anyone else was a bonus.  We had the perfect amount of people at our beach wedding.  Less than 30 including us(45 invited…but being a Destination Wedding in Florida…not everyone could go).  We still got to have the ceremony and reception…but the way WE wanted it.  We pictured a very laid back ceremony on the beach with very close friends and immediate family only with a casual reception to follow.  And that is what we got. 

 

For me, it was the best of both.  Small enough to avoid all the drama that goes along with a big wedding but big enough so that we didn’t feel like we were leaving the truly important people in our lives out. 

 

 

You and your Fiance just have to decide what is important to you and go for it.  Discuss how you both picture your wedding day and see how you can meet that expectation.  Good luck and happy planning, whatever you decide to do!

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