posted 6 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: Wedding in Bahamas at the Atlantis?

    Me and him elope alone in a very meaningful place for us.

    Have a wedding there if people come great if not ok

    Have a big glam reception when we come back

    Elope then in 2 ish years after we buy house have reception.

  • Post # 2
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I say elope and have a small reception that you can afford. EVERYONE WINS

    Post # 3
    516 posts
    Busy bee

    If you want family there, I’d go ahead and plan a small, family-only wedding at Atlantis. Mail invites to parents/grandparent/siblings/anyone else you consider close family, requesting RSVPs. 

    Whoever responds “yes” can come. If nobody does (which won’t happen), you have your private ceremony, no worries!

    Yes, destination weddings can be expensive, but if this place is special to you, do it!!! If you held back trying to cater to every preference, you’d never have a wedding.

    If people respond “yes” and want to push the church thing, would you consider having the ceremony at a church nearby to Atlantis, while having all other festivities on-site? That could keep the peace unless you are actually opposed to a religious ceremony.

    Post # 4
    9260 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    louboutinlove17:  It’s not considerate to invite “everyone” to a Destination Wedding that would require a great deal of time and expense from them. It’s easy for you to say “if they can’t come, they can’t come” but most people take wedding invitations seriously and feel really bad about declining. And since many will have to decline, but might still feel obligated to give a gift, it seems gift-grabby. It would be better to elope, just the two of you. Or maybe invite a few special people like your parents and if you could afford to pay their way, even better. My husband and I have been checking prices at Atlantis for about 5 years now, hoping to catch a sale or something that would allow us to take the kids there. So far, no way in hell. If I got an invitation to a Destination Wedding there, I would laugh at the audacity and think “wow, they must think pretty damn highly of themselves.” So unless you want to duck dirty looks for the next several years of family gatherins, just elope.

    Post # 5
    48 posts
    • Wedding: May 2016

    EEk – I don’t think theres anything wrong with you inviting people to your destination wedding if its what you wanted for such a long time. Maybe don’t invite everyone and their mother but close friends and family should have understood or respectrully declined. Geez.

    Anyhow – I know how it goes girl, I have family issues too and have decided that eloping is the only way to go! If you really want people there invite a select few and keep the focus on your marrige. Thats what the whole shebangs about anyhow. 🙂 Have a small reception when you get home and call it happily ever after!

    Post # 6
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    Aww I was looking to see someone dress 🙁

    Do what you feel best, no matter how you do it people will complain and some will call you selfish. You shouldn’t feel bad for wanting a destination wedding if you’re fine with elopment or no one coming. I’m sure certain people would love to see it but its not their day and elopments have been happening as long as weddings have.

    Post # 7
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    We had a planned elopement and then rented out a BBQ restaurant for a 3-hour reception a month later. After tax and gratuity, it was just under $2000 total for open bar (beer/wine) and food buffet for 80 people. It was perfect for us.

    Post # 8
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016 - Madame CJ Walker Building

    I think elope and have a reception when you get back!

    Post # 10
    10676 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Good choice eloping while on holiday, romantic AND practical!  And then a celebration/party when you are home to satisfy all round.   

    And LOL at your ‘beach glam’. Your reception dress must be  seriously  glam if this is beach !!!

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