(Closed) Long weekend wedding

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nobody can tell you if you’ll have regrets. But I think that small, intimate weddings can be amazing! It’s all about priorities. Sit down with your fiance and make a list of things that are important and things that aren’t important. See if you can fulfill the important stuff with a small get-away wedding.

Post # 4
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

your wedding sounds amazing.  i wanted a small wedding, my mom and Fiance both wanted the bigger wedding.  they got what they wanted…. but i am happy with it and you will be too.

Post # 5
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Allyg:  Bigger is not necessarily better.


I too was initially planning on doing the big formal event.  Then I thought about elopement.  Now I am down to small (very small) guest list of 10.  We have rented a lodge overlooking Lake Tahoe.  And we are making it a weekend event, with our wedding ceremony clsing out the weekend.


Try not to be discouraged.  The more planning I do for 10 very lucky guests, the more I am liking the idea of small but very intimate.  I think what I have found with planning a small Destination Wedding / kind of elopement affair is I have more money to spend on things that I otherwise would of had to scrimp on.  For example, instead of the traditional reception, we are hiring a personal chef for our “reception dinner”.  Had I had 100+ guests, I would not be able to afford to have a very high end menu.


Like I said big isn’t necessarily better.  I am looking forward to spending an OTT weekend with those who are closest to us, and marrying the man of my dreams as those 10 very lucky guests stand in witness.




Post # 6
12005 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Allyg:  I think your idea sounds really great.  BUT if you really want a ‘wedding’ then keep looking.  I was surprised how many of the slightly offbeat/non-traditional places weren’t booked that far in advance.  Do some hunting and I’ll bet you can find a compromise, look outside the popular wedding venues in your area.  Ours is at an art gallery – they do weddings but they don’t heavily advertise that they do. 

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