(Closed) Eloping AND having a wedding??

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I would never paint something with the brush of good or bad…I would however advocate and champion a person to focus on what they want for themselves, regardless of who they THINK it will hurt….

And that is really the crux of the whole wedding racket, sometimes people feel like excluding people from their commitment to one another with irreperably harm the other loved ones in their lives..and that just isn’t true, at all.

Sure, they may kick up a fuss and blow some noise at you, but at the end of the day, this is about you and your Fiance commiting to each other in a way that means something to you, and nothing else.

I would say, choose what you want, and forget about putting on some showy placating after wedding wedding for the family members involved, it’s unnecessary and most likely will be expensive, save yourself the trouble and stress and follow your bliss!

Post # 4
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

So you want to go to Panama to get the special location you dreamed of, but will follow through with the local wedding so that Grammie can be there?


What if you talked to Grammie and told her that you’d love to just a celebration party, but have always dreamed of getting married in Panama?  I think my Grammie would say, “Don’t change your dreams on account of me!”


I certainly would not keep anything a secret though.  Either elope where you want and have a celebration party later to include everyone, or have the wedding with everyone there, and then go honeymoon in Panama.


I happened to choose location over having family present, but it was very nice (in some ways) that my family was not into weddings to start with, so they were not miffed at all.

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