(Closed) Eloping Etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Whether they believe you or not say you havent set a date yet for the wedding and stick to it. If they question it say when you decide you will be sure to tell them. Right now you are “trying to figure our finds and logistics before deciding”

And, how exciting! sounds fun.

Post # 4
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4873 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with telling people. It’s the same as having an intimate ceremony. If people ask, just tell them, “Oh, we’ve decided to elope on a cruise!” (Don’t tell them which one or they might try to follow you). For people who would be invited to the reception, tell them about it! People may have questions (like how your families feel about you eloping), but I think a lot of them will think it’s romantic. 

Post # 5
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2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

An elopement is a secret.  You don’t tell people.

Other than that, OP I’m just marking my place.  We are discussing this in our house right now.

Post # 6
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1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re eloping and I’ve told people that we’ll “probably just elope”.  However,we’ve got the entire thing planned and a date set…we’re just not telling people.  We’ve told a very few people but I trust them and know they won’t tell anyone.  It will only be the two of us and I’ve hired a photographer so we’ll have pictures to share with everyone.  🙂

Post # 7
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942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We eloped to Santorini. Our invitations to our reception was more or less a letter to everyone. It  went something like:

Dear Flo,

We are tying the knot on the romantic island of Santorini whilst on our dream holiday of Europe. We have decided to have a private ceremony as a large wedding was not what we wanted as a couple. We would however love if you come and celebrate with us upon our return at:

X restaurant 

X date

X time.

It will be a fun night of drinking dancing and delicious Greek cuisine, maybe even a little plate smashing

Please RSVP by X date

More details of our wedding plans can be found on our website http://www.mywedding.com/kellyandkeane

People were extremely understanding and EVERYONE came to our party. It was a great night and our private wedding was perfect!

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