Post # 1
How did you pull it off? Did you plan something and just not tell any one? Did you just take off one day spontaniously? How did you get around all of the “when are you getting married” questions?
I have been debating telling people that we have decided to have a long engagment and then just come back married one day. Does that sound like a good plan?
Post # 3
Well, I haven’t eloped…yet. Still considering it so I will tell you the plan if we do. It will still be a ways off-August because we would go to wine country in Northern Cali and that is when it is beautiful out there. I think I would just tell everyone now and save myself the questions (unless it is just too fun to keep the romantic secret and then I would tell them in a few months so no one is counting on a wedding). I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, but then we’ve been together for 9 years so practically married already. You could always try to skype the wedding to anyone who needs to witness it.
Post # 4
We are considering eloping as well. I would be interested in hearing some input! I imagine we would just go off by ourselves and tell people later.
Post # 5
We eloped in April !!! We didnt tell a soul well except for immediate immediate fam like parents & siblings we had to do it for a few reasons and we had already been engaged for 3 yrs but since we are getting married in April everyone thinks it will be the first time!! 🙂 Its an exciting secret to keep an d honestly I am more nervous about the big wedding then I was before .. I still call him my fiance to everyone !
Post # 6
I told my family and friends. I was planning a big wedding and we cancelled due to financial reasons. Our families are giving us problems as well so we’re better off. We haven’t decided where we’re going, but it’s between Vegas or a cruise ship. Everyone was completely supportive though some people are upset.
It’s not going to be spontaneous. We decided to keep our original date because it’s grown on us. We also need to plan and save some money for it as well. There are days like last night where I wanted to just say “eff it, let’s book a vacation soon and get married”. I’m just really, really impatient at times. I told Fiance last night that we’re practically husband and wife already.
Post # 7
just commenting, so I can easily find this thread again. Eloping is our plan, whenever he decides to propose 😉
Post # 8
We eloped (: all of his family knows, and none of mine does! /: we’re having our wedding this coming year, planning it now actually! my dads so excited for the wedding though and he loves my guy, i couldn’t stand telling him and ruining the whole thing. It’s funny though, when we eloped… I had no ring or anything and the actual wedding just seemed like something that would never happen, but I got my ring this month!! and now that the wedding planning has begun and its so unreal!!!! i love every minute of it.
I will say though…. the best part of eloping…. the intamcy between the two of you during the cereomy. There’s really no one watching and it’s just you two (kind of). It made it perfect! Especially the nervous parts we messed up on with out anyone we knew knowing about.
Post # 9
We eloped (and planned it!) Told his mother, none of my family, and had four close friends (both engaged couples themselves) attend our ceremony at the register office, with a nice Italian meal after 🙂 I can’t believe we managed to pull it off, but my family were happy for us after the initial shock of telling everyone when we turned up and announced we got married the day before! We never wanted a traditional white wedding, and I don’t regret eloping one bit! Being married to the person you love most in the world is far more important (and alot cheaper!) than the fuss and hassle of a wedding, if that is what you want to do!