(Closed) I Don't Know How to Tell People I Want to Elope!! Help!!

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
10411 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

The whole thing with eloping is that you don’t tell anyone until after you do it.

So just go! Elope! Then throw a reception after.

Post # 3
993 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t read the post, but that’s the point of elopment – you don’t have to tell anyone.  You just come back like “hey, y’all I’m married!”

Post # 4
3231 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Don’t tell anyone. Just do it. That’s what we did.

Post # 5
3438 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

As others have stated don’t tell anyone, just do it and have your casual get together as planned. That was the case with my first marriage and it was a million times easier than the crap of wedding planning and opinions I’m dealing with now. We had a ceremony that didn’t require witnesses, contacted less than 15 people individually and said we’d love if they could join us for a dinner celebration then met at the restaurant. No reservations, contracts or complications. Fantastic day.

Post # 6
769 posts
Busy bee

My fiancé and I are eloping. Like you, we felt we had to tell people. So we did. It’s been a mixed bag. Some have been very supportive  (and relieved, because of the expensive of them traveling) and others have been awful. If I was doing it all over again we would definitely elope without telling them and then reveal it afterwards. We aren’t having a celebration after either – just going on honeymoon. 

Post # 7
492 posts
Helper bee

I would tell people that your wedding plans are still Up in the air”. Go to Hawaii and then come back and tell people.

Post # 8
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We just told everyone “the wedding itself doesn’t mean anything to us, we just want to be married, so we are going to Las Vegas” an that was that! The ones who truly love us were supportive and understanding of our wishes and just wanted us to be married and happy! Zero regrets doing it the way we did either.

Post # 9
4810 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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holly10 :  If you tell anyone, you are not eloping.  You would be having a private wedding.   If you want a reception once you get home, plan one!  Have the wedding you want.  🙂

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