Post # 1
I am total newb to the wedding bee boards! Trying to navigate and take advantage of this amazing website 🙂
Little about me: I am 26 years old, engaged in December to a man I have been friends with since elementary school! Currently I am a nursing student so we have decided not to get married until I am graduated and picked next august 19th as our date. So Hi!
Through all of this planning, I can’t help but think “wouldn’t eloping be so much easier and cheaper?!”. That’s my practical side coming out. Now I definitely know I am not alone in this internal struggle, but I was wondering: Has anyone eloped and regretted not having a wedding at home with all your family and friends, or know anyone that did?
Post # 2
we eloped last year, and it was f*cking amazing! No regrets at all with the elopement. However, I do regret having a celebration dinner with family/close friends when we returned lol. Too much drama even for a small dinner cruise with 40 people, if we were to do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing about the wedding but would definitely forego the celebration.
Post # 3
I regret not eloping, would have been so much easier and less expensive. If eloping is best for you then go for it!
Post # 4
I’m “planned eloping” next Friday! I don’t think I’ll regret it at all. I’m not a planner and didn’t want to spend a lot of money. We’d rather buy a house. I’m sure I’ll post an update once we do it! 🙂 Let your practical side win!
Post # 5
Getting married next month and I wish we eloped. That’s what we originally wanted to do, but his family was insistant that we have a wedding. It’s such a headache with guest list, money and all the little details!
Post # 6
We didn’t quite elope, but we had a very small Destination Wedding for immediate family only and didn’t tell anyone else until afterwards. (Although neither set of parents seemed to understand that it was a secret despite being told….).
We have zero regrets! It was perfect for us. Aside from some inevitable Mother-In-Law drama, totally stress free!! There is some middle ground between eloping and having a huge wedding.
Post # 7
We eloped and it was great!!! Wouldn’t change our day for anything. You can still make it super special.