(Closed) Should I just elope? (Destination Eloping)

posted 5 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

It sounds like you’re considering having a private ceremony, not an elopement. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

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! 

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