(Closed) Eloping Etiquette (and New to Hive)

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
9201 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@inthemountains:  I think if she throws a “Come help Mountains celebrate her new marriage!” party, that would be great.  People do like to be involved in weddings, even if it’s just getting together with family to congratulate you after the fact, and some of them like to give a gift to start off your marriage.  

They might be bummed that your husband isn’t there – has everyone met him before?  But if he’s gotta work, he’s gotta work.  There’s no way he can finangle an extra day or two off?

Congrats, and welcome here! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
953 posts
Busy bee

@inthemountains:  Don’t stress about it. Enjoy the fact that your mom wants to throw you a party and you’ll get to celebrate your wedding with family and friends. I think it sounds great! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
2551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@inthemountains:  we eloped in Mexio & had a post-wedding party in our families home state afterwards. We also kept it very casual, it was in a park pavilion, everyone brought a dish or helped cooked one of our dishes on the bbq. It was alot of fun and we really enjoyed getting to catch up with everyone afterwards. We got a few gifts, but we made sure to tell people that them being there/helping was more than enough of a gift, but only half actually didn’t gift us anything. Go for it- your family will appreciate it very much!

Post # 9
953 posts
Busy bee

@inthemountains:  You’re quite welcome! πŸ™‚ I definitely don’t think people will see it as a “gift grab.” We’re having a party after we elope, in order for everyone to meet each other and watch our wedding video. We don’t expect gifts; we just want our friends and family to have a good time!

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