Post # 1
So my boyfriend and I have been talking about our wedding plans for next Summer and it seems like we can’t compromise on a lot of things. We’ve become so frustrated with the idea of a wedding and all the finances that come along with it that I brought up the idea of eloping (btw- not the kind of eloping where I run away and not let our parents know). He wasn’t completely against the idea of it but he was worried that we might regret not having a traditional wedding. I think having a destination elopement to somewhere warm and tropical would be really fun, like Hawaii or BoraBora!
So I have a question for all of those who did elope,
Do you regret eloping?
And where did you elope off to?
What was your reason for eloping?
How did others (family, friends) react to your decision?
Post # 2
It sounds like you’re considering having a private ceremony, not an elopement.
Post # 3
I don’t like being in front of people… So we are just far away. Everyone knows we are getting married in Vancouver then going on a cruise to Alaska! Weddingmoon? We are having a fancy families dinner in a couple months to celebrate with family.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Eloping by definition is to get married in secret so this isn’t really that. More like a private destination wedding? We considered this but stuck with a small wedding of 40 guests instead. Bora Bora is particularly expensive. I’m not sure how much you planned to spend on your wedding but its wise to compare and see if this location is an option since finances might be a factor. 🙂
Post # 5
We haven’t eloped yet, but we’re planning a private ceremony abroad for next summer. We’re both very private people, and generally of the mindset that we’d like our vows to be deeply intimate and personal, and we’ll only be comfortable sharing them when it’s just the two of us.
Pending final booking of the venue, we’re almost certainly going to the UK or Ireland… Though I also inquired with a couple beautiful chateaus in France, and I’m still trying to talk myself out of Paris. So many options, but I’ve set a deadline for myself of booking something by the middle of this month.
We’re both really excited and feel strongly this is the right decision for us. That being said… Well, his mom and my mom took it well, as did my sister. His stepmom and dad pretty much freaked out on us, which was frankly surprising. Some of our friends were disappointed as well. So… Be prepared for some pushback. Possibly a lot, and from people you didn’t expect.
Post # 6
We are doing a ‘wedding for two’ in England, then going to France on our honeymoon. The location looks like the set of Downton Abby. It is a second wedding for both of us. It is really the wedding of our dreams without the hassle and drama of the traditional wedding. It will be two months from yesterday!
Post # 7
Our originally plan was a wedding moon in Bora Bora…then Father-In-Law seemed kinda sad, so we decided to have a small destination wedding in Hawaii (where we got engaged) and save Bora bora for DHs sabbatical. We had 10 guest and I wouldn’t have changed a thing! I just did our recap on here if you want to check out our pictures!