- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
She chose to elope. She was close with almost all of her family across the country. She didn’t do this on purpose but whenever she talked to aunts, uncles, cousins, friends they would ask her why she wasn’t having a formal wedding…this is what she said:
“Well we liked the idea of a formal wedding but everyone lives all over the country, friends and family alike. Times are so tough for everyone and it’s so expensive to fly, get a hotel, yada yada. We see each other at the holidays so we thought another wedding would be a little much for everyone.”
Cue the rolling in of the checks. People were so appreciative that the bride and groom were actually AWARE of how much a wedding cost for others that her aunts and uncles were gifting them the amount it would have cost to buy 2 plane tickets and a hotel cost. Like I said…she didn’t do it on purpose but we put 2 and 2 together. Appreciate the effort it would take people, acknowledge it and people remember that. Though this really only works if you plan on eloping and your friends and family would have had the money to come andd visit you to begin with.
Oh – and register for like….3 things.