(Closed) Seriously Considering Saying “Screw the wedding!” and Eloping!

posted 7 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If this is what you and Fiance want, then do it. This wedding is nobody’s, except your own.

I happen to be getting married on the date you mentioned above and I was ready to throw in the towel months ago (we’ve been engaged for two years) & high tail it to Vegas. However, we are getting married in a church, mostly to please our families (they are very important to us).

I have let “trying to please everyone” and “putting on a show” take over, rather than what I really want. If I could do it all over again and plan a smaller, more intimate wedding, I would.

Go with your heart.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve been thinking about just eloping too.  lol  So, I probably shouldn’t give advice.

Side note though:  We’re getting married in Eureka Springs!  We’re using Thorncrown Chapel.  It’s a nice quaint town.  There’s lots of shops and restaurants, and there’s always activities going on there.  If you do decide to elope, I think you’ve chosen a great place.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Your wedding is supposed to be next month and you haven’t even sent out invitations? I think I’d be pretty concerned that people wouldn’t show, too!

At this point, I doubt anyone is really expecting much out of this wedding if they haven’t even been invited… I don’t think you’ll get a whole lot of flack for choosing to forgo it entirely and elope. Count me also in the camp of considering that plan too. Weddings are full of drama no matter how hard to you try to avoid it. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We didn’t technically elope (in the traditional sense, anyway–we had some guests), but we DID scrap the plans for a big wedding and return to what made us most happy, which was a small, intimate wedding without all the expensive frills. Best decision we ever made. The stress instantly evaporated, and we got to save a ton of money, too.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

congrats – ive been there myself so if its what you want enjoy, jump in with both feet and make wonderful memories

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we sent at a “message in a bottle” from the airport – we eloped to a tropical island so it fit the theme

Post # 11
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1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Baby_Diva:  That’s great!  I’ve never been to The Border House, but it looks nice!  I love all the cottages there.  It makes you feel at home.  I’m sure you’ll love it!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wish I had the cojones to do this. I was crying to my Fiance at 2:00 am this morning, because my wedding isn’t going to be how I want it at all…We’re only a month away, and we both kept joking about just sending a video of us in Hawaii saying sorry to all of our guests. Haha. All I wanted was immediate family and friends there….and now it is EVERYONE and their brother, MINUS our friends. So I feel like I could have wrote the beginning of your post!

I think you’ll have a great time! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I would do it! I wanted to get married in Eureka Springs too!

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