(Closed) rethinking our wedding.. help!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
8871 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you should do what you want to do.  if you would rather elope, do it.

Post # 4
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

KapOct18:  I FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY, but we’re 3 months away so it’s too late now.

Elope, cruise, exactly like you said.  We “joked” about that when we got engaged, but it’s not so funny now.  We both wish we had!!  

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We eloped! We lost about $800 in deposits but it was so worth it. Best day if my life, and it cost us about $300!!

Post # 6
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah I seriously wish we would have eloped. See if there’s any way you can get deposits back, but if there isn’t, you’re still not losing as much money as you would with a wedding. Good luck!

Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

KapOct18:  i doubt your contract says you would owe them a full amount–you pay the photographer for a service that happens on your wedding day, so you wouldn’t owe them the whole amount. And if your in-laws and parents are mad about them losing money, offer to pay them back.

You are over a year out, so I don’t think the vendors will be too upset.

Post # 8
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

KapOct18:  $900 is a drop in the bucket compared to $15K, I say call it off and pay them back. If you were saving up for a wedding, I’m sure you’ve got $900 that you have saved. Pay everyone back for their losses, they may not even accept it. Then go on a cruise!

Post # 9
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

yes i feel you. except the deposit’s already been paid tooooo and we’re paying off every few months 🙁 i’d rather elope at this point now and my wedding’s not even until next december lol. 

Post # 10
9114 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Just pay them back the 900 and go elope.

Post # 11
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

KapOct18:  Like PPs have said, $900 is a lot less than $15k + a stressful, now-what-you-both-wanted-wedding.

Pull out, pay back parents and go get married!

Post # 12
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hyperventilate:  +1 That was going to be my advice as well.

Post # 13
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Hyperventilate:  This.

$900 is a small price to pay considering you would be saving several thousand (and your sanity) by eloping. Make the change now while you’re not in too deep.

Post # 14
32 posts

I agree with the other bees. I think if you can’t see yourself being happy with this wedding, then you shouldn’t spend 15k and just elope. dont do anything you’ll regret!

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