(Closed) Elope or Wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Elope! For practical reasons (the financial perks of being a military-wife; they will pay to move your stuff, insurance, housing, etc.) as well as the reasons you list of being able to be with him before he leaves.

Hawaii is a beautiful place and a perfect place to get married 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Live in the here and now….elope!!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Eloping will not fix the distance issues. You can go to Hawaii to visit without eloping. As long as you understand that you still will have to deal with the distance as long as you actually live in KY and he’s going to be anywhere in the world, then go for it. Unless, as his wife, you can go where he’s deployed? I don’t know how that works.

Either way, I know how you feel. My FI’s in another state right now, and it’s torture.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Can you not take distance courses???

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, in that case, hell, yeah, elope! 

You think deployment is imminent?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yep….elope.  As long as he’s on the same page go for it!! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I second “hell, yeah, elope!”

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely elope! Or at the very least have a beautiful oceanfront intimate ceremony with the both of you and your parents (and siblings if they’re able). If not, just the two of you! 

Trust me, while I know my wedding will be worth it and I’ll be totally happy the day of, I’ll be the first to admit that even now I would be THRILLED to be eloping. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Also, thanks to you and your Fiance for the service to our country.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

A friend of mine is a Navy wife whose husband is stationed in Hawaii! She and her family (and his family) went to visit him when he returned from deployment. He proposed right after he got off the boat (and it made the local news! You might’ve seen it if you were there in June.) They got married in the same week, then she came back home for about a month while they both got things settled and now they live together. 

I think you should elope and maybe do a vow renewal ceremony back home with your families and whoever else later on. My friend and her husband are having a “reception” here in October when he can get a long enough leave. That would be another option. 

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