(Closed) Is this ok to do?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Would this be ok?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    90 %
    No : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 4
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    4429 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @mandy102:   i think its ok to do what you guys want to do ; )

    all this wedding planning is making me want to elope to sandles lol

    and save our selves the 15,000 but were too deep in it now and i love having a wedding its my first and i pray to God my last.

    Post # 6
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Yes, it’s fine. Many people do this. Just make sure that you don’t pass it off as your actual “wedding” unless you’re planning on keeping it completely a secret.

    Post # 10
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    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If its one year later maybe you should just have an anniversary party? I voted yes because it is all about what YOU want to do though.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    So the actual elopement is a secret, but then they will find out afterwards before the party?  That is OK.

    It is fine to have a celebration party after you are married!  I have thought about aiming for the one year mark so that it has a little more meaning behind the party.  I wouldn’t call it a reception though, celebration of marriage is better.  Reception is where you “receive” your guests who witnessed your wedding to thank them for coming.

    The goal is to not make it look like a wedding replica.  You can still have food, dancing, photographer.  I envision them a little more casual and laid back without the stress of putting on a wedding and what people expect with wedding receptions.

    You could send out wedding/elopement annoucements after you get back.  I plan to mail some and use the professional photos we will get. 

    If you do intend to have a party, you could add “Stay tuned for celebration party details!” 

    However, knowing me and how much plans change, I probably wouldn’t (personally) annouce plans for a party unless I had a date picked out, etc.  It would look silly if the plans fell through and you already added it to your annoucements.  But that’s been my personal experiece!  Life does not go how you *meaning I* planned!

    Post # 15
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    This is what the Hubby and I are doing. We eloped right before he got stationed in Japan so that I could come too and when we move back we will have a celebration of our marriage. It will be on exactly our 3 year anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone knows that we are married and are excited about getting to celebrate with us. I know someone mentioned that it shouldn’t be formal, but ours will be! I personally think that it can be whatever you want/can afford. As long as you are honest with what it is then I dont see any problem.

    Post # 16
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    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That sounds exciting Kristin!

    I did not say that marraige celebration parties *shouldn’t* be formal, but usually what I *envision* is more casual.  I hope that is cleared up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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