Post # 1
My finace and I are considering a surprise wedding. We would be the only two in on it. Family would be gathering for another occassion (our graduations – we are both wrapping up our Masters around the same time). When everyone got to the location where they think the party will be, there will be limos to take them to another location (just a mile or 2 away) for the ceremony and reception. I have concerns about some people (especially long distance) not making the trek because they don’t know that it is a wedding. But then I smile thinking that my fiance and I will be the only two that have any say on anything since no one else will know. Have you thought about this? Did you go through with it? What made you not go through with it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
I LOVE this idea! I thought about something like this (say it was an engagement party–then surprise!), but our family and friends live all over so it didn’t work out.
Could you maybe tell a few people who live far away so they could still make it? Also, I’d suggest letting a couple trusty people in on the plan (perhaps a Maid of Honor and Best Man), just because planning alone may be really stressful and difficult. I have a friend who went to a surprise wedding and she loved it! The couple was hidden and everyone thought they were at an engagement party–then the brother announced that it was actually the wedding and everyone should have a seat!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events
I know some people that did this, but they had hardly any out of town guests… so everyone they really wanted to be there was there. They said it was an engagement party, and then SURPRISE, they got married.
All my family is spread out, so this definitely wouldn’t work for me, since it would be important to me to have my family there… but if you think everyone you “have” to have attend would come, then go for it!