Post # 1
Have you ever just wanted to elope, but not elope not tell anyone. Just plan your honeymoon and get married where ever that may be. No guests. No angry mother in laws or bridesmaids. Just you and your man happy to be craeting a union?
I kind of had this plan to get married and take a ridiculous amount of pictures maybe a video. When we return to have an outrageous reception with all our family and friends. Not a traditional reception, but more like a party.
We could show pictures and the video. More or less it isnt that I don’t want my family to be there. I don’t want to hurt peoples feelings. I just dont want to deal with the stress of planning a wedding.
Grooms idea- ummm… He wants a BIG wedding. I don’t know.
I guess I would just have to find an amazing location for a destination wedding.
Post # 3
That is exactly what we did! We went to Savannah, Georgia, to get married–just the two of us, no family, no friends, no wedding party–just us. We had a beautiful wedding, romantic, intimate, and perfect. Then later, eight months later, we had a reception, but we had a reception type of reception, not a party.
Don’t expect to avoid people being angry though, because several of my family members were upset that we didn’t have the wedding here. So there was some stress in before the wedding. Mom REALLY was NOT happy. But she got over it, thankfully!
Post # 4
Awesome!!! See, I think that would be lovely. I can just see all the angry faces. )-: I guess it isn’t really about what other people want though. I mean, you have to make yourself happy. I just see a lot of stressed out brides. *cringe
Post # 5
There was very little stress, practically none. I would do the same way again in a heart beat. And really, that’s what we had to decide was whether it was about us and the wedding we wanted, or others and the wedding they wanted. We decided that we would have to live with our decision a lot longer than other people would. Because for them, there would be other weddings where they would be the guests, but for us, this was the only wedding where we would be the bride and groom.
Post # 6
We are doing a destination because we want to avoid a big, traditional affair, but since we are both only children, running away would cause a family feud for the record books. Lately though, I have been wanting to do a courthouse ceremony so we can legally be married and worry about a wedding later.