- 10 years ago
My now-husband and I were forced to get married 3 months before our original wedding date for financial reasons. Now we are concerned that my family may find out! We did it very privately….just us and two witnesses (who we trust not to tell my family) and we are hoping that will be enough! I loved the intimacy of a civil ceremony and I am actually glad we did it that way because it takes the strain off of the legalities of the big ceremony. Has anyone else done this? Have you successfully hidden it from your family? I know it is hard to do, but 3 months isn’t that long to keep a secret. The only problem is, they are unhappy that I am getting married in the first place because I am 20 and they always planned I wouldn’t be married until I was at least 26….my husband didn’t want to wait 6 more years (understandably…he is 24 and we are ready to be married so we don’t really see the point) and I wasn’t about to lose him because my family wasn’t ready! I am stressing out about keeping this a secret though. I know things will backfire tremendously if they ever find out and that wasn’t the point of doing it in the first place!