(Closed) Post eloping

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Commenting to follow! We are trying to plan an elopement / intimate ceremony but dk what to do after. Like is dinner enough? 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

hi.  My fiance and i are going to the courthouse with our parents only.  We have then made dinner reservations at a nice restuarant in our town and all of our siblings and closest friends will join us (our closest friends would be in our bridal party anyway).  so we are having dinner for about 30!  i can’t wait!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We are going on vacation and getting married just the two of us and a photographer. Once we come back, we agreed to have a party for everyone who would have been at the wedding. It is NOT  a reception. It is just a relaxed, low-key party for family and friends.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Like a PP, we’re doing practically the same thing.  Courthouse with both sets of parents and then we have dinner reservations at our favorite restuarant for all of us (but it will stay limited to those that were at the courthouse).  It will be super intimate.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We are getting married at the registry office and have 23 guests. Afterwards we are getting pictures taken by our photographer and then go for dinner at a nice restaurant. That’s it no reception. Just us two and our 23 guests. Small and intimate 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

hssweethearts2013 :  we are having people there. We wanted to do destination so to have a better excuse as to why everyone wasn’t invited. FH feels it would cause conflict in his family if we had it locally and invited one aunt and not another, etc. But that’s the tough part, if people are traveling, I want them to have fun, and then I get frustrated because the whole reason we went this route was to not have to deal with planning. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

If there are guests , family etc present  , it is not an elopement  , it is merely a small intimate wedding . Nothing wrong with  that, and you can  have whatever sort of post ceremony celebration you want .  Anything. Same thing goes for an actual elopement actually. 

ETA as pp above notes, having no guests , ie a real elopement,  means no worry about pleasing anybody but yourselves.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

My husband and I had a just us destination wedding in Vancouver BC, then went on a cruise to Alaska. Everyone knew we were getting married so I guess it wasn’t really eloping. We are having a big family dinner celebration at a nice restaurant on Saturday here in Michigan where we are from.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

We are planning to spontaneously elope out of state and may have my parents as witnesses (since they live there), followed by an intimate dinner at a nice restaurant with a small cake (think topper) to enjoy. The key for us is intimacy, romance and comfort. We owe ourselves this day and no one else, so there will be no elaborate production or meaningless obligation. I hope all goes well for the two of you with your plans!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

hssweethearts2013 :  We eloped in Gatlinburg. No one but us, then we ate dinner together and stayed for a few days, never had a get together with family.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We had a small courthouse ceremony, then had lunch with about 8 of our family members.  2 months later, my parents  threw us an “I do BBQ” at a park shelter where we invited all of our family and friends.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We just eloped! It was perfect. We went in a minimoon to Berlin the day after. 

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