(Closed) For those who have eloped..

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No music… too difficult to arrange on the fly.  I had a brooch bouquet since trying to arrange for flowers was a pain too.

Day of we went for breakfast, soaked in the hot tub at the hotel, took our time getting ready, ordered champagne and dessert for lunch, got married @ 3, photos until 530.  We went to a pub for pints in our wedding clothes, then a swanky dinner @ 7.


Post # 4
8 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@redsangria:  Congratulations on your elopement!  It sounds beautiful.  

We are eloping to Paris this September. We aren’t particularly religious or otherwise traditional, so the ceremony will probably be pretty short. We also have our photographer for 2.5 hours. Needless to say, I can sympathize with your concerns.

One additional thing we will be doing is signing the wedding license after the ceremony. Then we’ll walk to the Pont des Arts and leaving a lock with our names engraved on it, which is a local tradition. After the photographer leaves, we’ll be going for food (either dinner or brunch, depending on the time of day we get married).

Maybe research any Italian wedding customs/traditions? There might even be something romantic that couples (married or not) do that is specific to Positano? If your planner is based in Italy, he/she might be able to help.


Post # 5
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I picture my day to be just like a wedding but no guests.  Maybe some breakfast in bed, a liesurely morning, maybe a quick hike or quick canoe paddle after brunch. 

Then get ready or get a massage perhaps.  Maybe get my hair done.  I may have some getting ready photos or some first look photos.  I picture the ceremony and then maybe a couple of scenic locations outdoors for more photos after the ceremony. 

Then go to dinner – just the two of us – as the fanciest restaurant ever, complete with champagne and cake. Yes I’ve thought of what it will look like when a couple in bridal attire shows up to a restaurant.  Maybe where ever this place is will have a private/semiprivate room for us.

That’s how I envision it.  Not sure where it will be but I have to have mountains as my scenery.  Now I just need to include Fiance on my idea!  Just kidding, he’s got the same vision.

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We eloped to Paris. I did three hours of photos too and I promise it is enough. Towards the end I was getting a bit tired. People in Europe eat dinner later (7-9) so we did our wedding at 5 and then went to dinner at 8. We did not have music. I took a silk boquet and it worked out great! We also did a first look. The morning of the wedding we went to the Louvre and did normal stuff. We got ready in the afternoon.

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