Post # 1
So my fiance and I will be eloping in Paris in May of 2013. We won’t be telling our families since that is one of the reasons we are eloping in the first place lol. When we get back we plan to have a smallish (50ish people) reception most likely at a restaurant that has a private banquet room.
With all that being said we were thinking about mailing out inviations just before we leave for Paris and want to have our “reception” 1 month after the ceremony. We dont want anyone to know we’re going to get married which is why we dont want to mail the invites earlier. The only people that will have to fly in are my 2 aunts and cousin from Ohio and his Aunt who lives in Atlanta (we live in South Florida).
With all that being said my quesion is, do you think thats enough notice? and how do you think we should handle the rsvp situation?
If you need more background info let me know. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreicated.
Post # 3
No, I don’t think it’s enough time. People also might be put off that they received the invite while you are away for the elopement.
Post # 4
So what would you suggest? Personally, I don’t even want a “reception” at all. This is more for the family and friends, I could do without it.
Oh and another reason we wanted to do it a month later is because we’re getting married in May and our 10 year anniversary will be in June of 2013 so we thought it would be special for others to share that day with us since they weren’t able to attend our ceremony.
Post # 5
If you don’t mind the two that would have to fly not attending (which would be pretty short notice for me), and the rest are pretty local to you, then it might work. Just be aware that some may already have plans. I guess it depends on the turnout you want, but sounds like that’s not a huge deal for you!
Let us know what you do!
Post # 6
If you do not want to have a reception then don’t. I didn’t because it induced the same stress a wedding did. Your wedding in Paris will not be legal so when you have your civil ceremony invite parents and close friends.
Post # 7
@MrsElopement: It does induce the same type of stress for me as a tradtional wedding, but my fiance wants a reception, so we’re going to have to have one 🙁 We will be legally married prior to leaving for Paris so having them attend the civil portion wont work. Thanks for the input though, I guess we’ll just have to roll with the punches.
@sienna76 Yea I hope the turnout is 0 haha, but thanks for your input, the people that would have to fly in are both retired and single, so I’m hoping a month is enough notice. I guess I’ll find out though… :/
Post # 8
I’m on the same boat,
we will be eloping on June 8 and having a wine tasting party bus as a celebration on july when we get back.
please let me know details of your elopment.
very excited for you