(Closed) How often did you think about eloping or having a destination wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Elopement
Post # 17
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My wedding started out as a destination wedding.  The posts and inspiration boards are still here on the bee somewhere.  But FI’s mom was almost in tears about it so we decided to have a local wedding (SN: haven’t heard much about the wedding from her since then.  Moral of the story: DO WHAT YOU WANT AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT PLEASING ANYONE, let alone EVERYONE!!!)  I do miss my destination wedding sometimes, especially when I still get emails or Facebook posts from the vendors.  But I’m looking forward to my local wedding.  It’s really starting to come together.  It’ll be amazing!!!

Post # 18
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I never thought about eloping.  There were definitely parts of wedding planning I didn’t enjoy, so I knew that being a wedding planner wasn’t a future career:)  We would have loved a beach-y destination wedding but most of my friends and family wouldn’t have been able to come–finances, kids, etc.  It was really important to me that those people were there.  In the long run, it was cheaper and less complicated to do it in my hometown.  I didn’t have an enormous amount of family drama, so that made it easier.

Post # 19
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

My fiance and I are having a destination wedding—we anticiapate around 20-30 family members and friends will join us in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 2012.  We are getting married at a beautiful open air restaurant made of coral reef!  The planning has been a dream come true!  AND THEN there is our “must have” (according to family) back home reception that is a nightmare to plan!  I had longed for the whole experience of planning and then realized with the destination wedding I didnt have to do much.  Now I wonder why I ever wanted that whole “planning experience” as I slowly feel my hair turning a dark brown to slight gray as I hash out the details for our home reception.  I know one day I will look  back and laugh but Im not there yet!

Post # 20
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Every single day….. I dream about hopping on a plane and going to hawaii and coming back married. I’m so stressed and tired of planning right now.

Post # 21
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think about it all the time. People can be so frustrating, which is sooo hard to deal with on top of wedding planning. 

Post # 22
2023 posts
Buzzing bee

i think of eloping EVERY DAY and i’m not even engaged yet. i really don’t want to deal with hearing other people’s opinions or trying to people please on the one day in my life that it really is about just me (and my FH).

Post # 23
7367 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Every. Single. Day. I even did the research for hotels, menus everything for a Caribbean getaway. I’ve always dreamed of beach wedding. But there are so many local people that I want to share the experience with and I don’t want to financially burden them. So great I’ll take it on 🙁

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