Post # 1
My fiance and i decided against having a wedding where we’d invite lots of relatives, friends, ect. I am thrilled for so many reasons. I hate planning, i hate being the center of attention and have social anxiety(to the point i start physically shaking if i’m the center of attention around too many people), i hate crowds, and i hate family drama (divorced parents with a crazy stepmother). So we’re getting married at a country bed and breakfast with just our immediate family which comes to a total of 15 guests. Just curious, is that a wedding or an elopement? Feels more like an elopment to me, but maybe cause of all the weddings i’ve been most people had over 100 guests. I mean i’m not having a full wedding that requires much planning at all (can be planned in probably 2 weeks or less), but at the same time we’re not eloping just the two of us as our parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews will be there and after the ceremony we’ll all have a luncheon together. The wedding package we picked is actually called “elopement with family” cause its 20 people or less. If you choose a package that has over 20 guests at this bed and breakfast that package is called “intimiate wedding”.
Post # 3
i’m curious about that too…. is an elopement JUST the couple? I am getting married with my three children (teenagers) with us… and that’s it…..
@allie99…. congratulations to you!! the smoky mountains are HEAVENLY! will be so beautiful and intimate, regardless of what you call it. 🙂
Post # 4
@Allie99: My best friend is doing this (in her case, parents siblings & me = 9 guests + bride & groom) and I’ve been saying she’s “essentially eloping”. I have several cousins who did it, too, and we jokingly refer to those as “secret weddings” but really we consider it elopeing.
Post # 5
@Allie99: I call this an imtimate wedding. Sounds very romantic, good luck !
Post # 6
That would be an intimate wedding. sounds like the venue just has different names for numbers for people solely for pricing purposes only. congrats!! We are having an intimate wedding too, and I love the non-traditional aspects.
Post # 7
@Allie99: We originally wanted a true “just the two of us” eloping, but my DH has children and we wanted to include them in our day. Also his dad is a pastor so we wanted him to marry us…that led to us inviting his parents, his brothers, my mom, my sis, my dad and his wife. We had a total of 11 ppl incl us and the kids. I was still calling it a elopement, but I finally started calling it an intimate ceremony.
Post # 8
We are going to have our parents and siblings, for a total of 8 guests. I am calling it an elopement, since we aren’t really announcing it to anyone until afterwards, but perhaps I should start considering it as an intimate wedding.