- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Love the idea of it!
Love the idea of it!
WE’RE ENGAGED!!! 🙂
Surprise wedding is on! We have been giving everyone the heads up about our “engagement party” and it seems that just about everyone one of our wonderful friends and family will be there! Official invites go out next week and the engagement party will be in 6 weeks!!!
This is all coming together too easy! So far our venue is free (backyard), family members are cooking so food is free, parents paying for my dress, fiance’s dad is in a band and WANTS to play for us as a gift so that’s free, thankfully I have tons of mason jars, empty wine bottles, vases and other stuff so decor is free (we are doing minimal casual decor), mom’s friend is a florist and will do our bouquets/bouts/flower arrangements for free, and my friend does photography on the side and wants to do our pictures for free to build her portfolio! This is all too perfect and definitely is fitting into our budget! lol
I’ll keep updating!!
Congratulations! How exciting :-)) are you having an officiant at the house for a proper ceremony at the party or is it just going to be a ‘we’re married’ announcement after getting hitched at the courthouse? Either way is cool but I thought having an officiant do the actual ceremony while everyone is there is an AWESOME idea! You may have already said this and I’ve missed it..?
A dear friend of mine did this – he and his partner planned a summer engagement pool party which so happened to conflict with a bridal shower that I had already committed to. I, thinking that I would attend their wedding later in the year, declined and sent along an engagement present from their registry.
To my surprise (and much to my regret) – the engagement party turned out to be their wedding! I was so sad to have missed it…I wish that there has been some sort of indication that it might go that way (such as having a clue on the invite or something) so I would have backed out of the shower and gone to their party!
I love the idea – just don’t be upset if invited guests don’t come thinking they can catch you at the wedding! Whoops! 🙂
Well we are still having a wedding, but now it wont be a suprise wedding! the Best man and Maid of honor (that were gonna be the only ones in the wedding) both individually couldn’t keep it a secret and let it slip to everyone it was a suprise so….SURPRISE- We’re having a normal wedding! lol
So of course our plans have changed as far as what all we were gonna do, but I’m ok with it! As long as I get to say I do than no stress here! 🙂
Oh and one more thing….. I’m making my wedding dress!!! another post later to come! 🙂
yay! congrats! I hope you didn’t take myu post above to say that I was against your surprise wedding…. I guess I was just saying that personally I couldn’t keep my mouth shut
I know many think that wedding planning is stressful but for me its so fun and exciting and I just love it and want to talk about it like 24/7. (hopefully not in a bridezilla way… just excited to get married to my guy finally and plan this amazing party)
Awww, I think this is sweet!! You might consider telling just your parents, but I think this would be so fun! Don’t worry about the gifts and cards…if people want to give them, they’ll send them afterwards.
My best friends younger brother and his Fiance did this last year. He stood up with a microphone in the middle of the party to make an announcement that they were calling off the engagement. Just as everyone’s jaws dropped in disbelief the music changed and she walked out in her dress. It was absolutely precious. I had just been married the weekend before, and I can be heard on the video turning around to tell my new husband that they were calling the wedding off, and “This is bad!” lol
It was such a great surprise and a wonderful time. Plus I will never forget their anniversary. haha!
Eta: oops, this thread is really old.
I think it sounds great. My Fiance and I have been hoping we’d get to go to a surprise wedding and have been betting on who might do it. A lot of ppl can’t because too many good friends and relatives live Out of Town and would miss it, but if you can pull it off, I think it’d be so so much fun as a guest And would take a lot of pressure off the bride and groom.
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