(Closed) newly engaged, planning to elope

posted 9 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re doing something similar, in October as well. The best advice I can give you is to keep it quiet! Our plans were to be just the 2 of us in Las Vegas, and now 15 people have decided to join us, at their own expense. I don’t mind, but every day it’s getting a little morec omplicated that I was going for.

I designated my BFF as my Maid/Matron of Honor before I even knew she was going to come along, so if there is a batchlorette pary, I am unaware at this point, which is fine with me. THe boys will take Fiance out in LV the night before our wedding; I plan to have a massage and drink champagne.

Since we do have some people going now, we will have a small cake, and just make reservations at a resturant for dinner afterward.

I won’t be having any pre-wedding shower, but a friend will be throwing us a reception upon our return. We might have a BBQ @ my dad’s for the family that missed out. Fortunatley, Fiance and I both have small families!

All told, I think it’s just the right size, but some days I wish we had just gone and done it already.  


Post # 4
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we just got home from eloping in PNG last week!

what we did was mail out "message in a bottle" themed announcements so people received these while we were gone

inside the bottle was the news were were eloping to a beautiful tropical island and an invite for a after wedding party that we are having in about 8 weeks (catered/staffed family thing at home for about 150 people-all hubbys side)

i wont be having a shower or registering for gifts (we dont want/need gifts so letting people know as i get the rspvs) but hubby couldnt keep his mouth shut so he did have a b-party with the guys before we left and his office gave us a gift which was nice of them. on my side, only my mother knew and my boss

on our wedding day it was just the 2 of us – exactly how we wanted it

goodluck and congrats!


Post # 5
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Who knows what mindset T and I will be in this time next year.  We do want a ceremony and our children and family/friends there or some type of solemnization of vows but I love the elope now (sooo romantic) and reception after!

The idea of the message in a bottle is fantastic!  Love that!

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