(Closed) semi-elopement?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

why are you waiting so long for the party/ reception? i think its a little strange but if it works for you go for it! I personally would find it strange to go to a “wedding” 2 years after they’ve been married..

are you keeping the elopement a secret or will everyone know you’re legally married?

Post # 4
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MmeSilverBullet:  Sure have a party 1-2 years later, but call it an anniversary party!  I think anniversary parties are just fine and can be pretty fun events!  I wouldn’t call it a reception a year later though.  Receptions are to receive the wedding guests (aka thank them) for witnessing your wedding. 

I do have friends that had an anniversary party 2 years later.  They had a newly built house, did the landscaping, and were in a position to actually host a party after 2 years. 


Post # 6
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Why not have a private ceremony on a Friday and a big reception the next day? 

Post # 7
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we’re doing the same thing! we just got married on 12/12/12 (at 12 o’clock), with closest family only. it turned out to be a 12-person ceremony, including myself and Darling Husband + the officiant! hahaha, total accident. 

we liked the date 12/12/12, and thought about having the real wedding then, but it’s a cold day and a wednesday and too close to christmas! so instead we’re gonna choose a saturday in summer of 2014, and rent a huge boat and have a fun boat trip. :] we just want the time to plan a really awesome wedding, since a lot of our friends will have to fly half-way across the world. they deserve a well-planned out blast of a day! it’s good that we got all the legal stuff out of the way so we can focus on the FUN stuff when all our friends and families come!

Post # 8
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it’s a good idea! Fiance and I are actually getting married on Christmas Eve (we decided this literally two days ago) but keeping the elopement a secret. Then, we will have a commitment ceremony a 1.5-2 years later. Surpriiiiiise! We’ve been secretly married for x years! Haha!

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