(Closed) SO HAPPY I FOUND you guys! Now on to the questions lol I need help!

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee

@MrsCClaiborne:  I say the location is up to you. If you’re willing to wear a coat, and tell everyone else to do the same, maybe outside? I would say it depends on how you think the photos will look.

Prior to deciding to just get married with the two of us, we discussed taking our families to a vegas buffet after (of course that’s because we’re getting married in Vegas), so I don’t think it’s tacky at all to go to a restaurant after. I think it sounds like fun, and a really relaxed way to celebrate with everyone.

Post # 4
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you should pick the place that would be most memorable or meaningful for you and as PP said if you don’t mind putting a coat and then go for it, don’t let the cold hold you back (I guess unless it’s a blizzard, fingers crossed it’s not).

As for the restaurant, I think it’s a fabulous idea.  I wouldn’t personally chose Uno’s but if that’s special to you and your friends/family, then go for it; I myself would pick either our favorite valentine’s day place or the restaurant where we had our first date, but neither are exceptionally fancy but not totally casual either.


Post # 7
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@MrsCClaiborne:  Is your ceremony going to be a long one? I would suggest having the ceremony indoors (for comfort) and taking photographs in the park (for looks).

I think going out to dinner afterwards sounds like a fun way to celebrate with your newly-formed family! Definitely not tacky at all.


Post # 9
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sounds like a great plan, I look forward to seeing pictures!

Post # 10
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Welcome and Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

I think with the waether, I’d opt for inside the lobby of the hotel.  Is it a nice space?  Away from the front entrance, etc?  Otherwise, maybe a museum you could go into?  

I think a restaurant celebration afterwards is perfect!  I’ve been to Unos in fact in Chicago.  Maybe one of them has a private room or can put you off to the side with a little more privacy.

Are you hiring a photographer?

Post # 12
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We got married and then did pix for 1 hour outside in our park wedding here in Philly (11/3).  It was right after Sandy blew through so it was unseasonably cold, right around 41 deg.  I was numb by the time we got in the car an hour later….  soo I would say to do the ceremony inside and then wander around the park/city for pix!

After we got done we stopped at a local bar/restaurant and got a couple of drinks and some much needed food (lunch? at like 3pm)…  we had cheesesteak eggrolls and bruchetta… so eat what you want!  People at the bar were asking why we were so dressed up and we told them we just came from getting married, so we got a couple of free drinks also.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Later that night we went out to a steakhouse for dinner (we had changed into regular clothes then).

It’s your day!  Do what you want – or just go with the flow!  We hadn’t planned on stopping for drinks/food after our vows but we did.

Post # 13
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you can pull off a short cermony outside if you make sure everyone (including you!) is dressed warmly. If it’s going to be more than about 10-15 minutes I would probably move the ceremony inside and do some pics outside as PPs have suggested. And I think a restaurant after is great. That’s what my dad and stepmom did and it was awesome. Very low key, relaxed, intimate and nice.

Post # 15
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsCClaiborne:  Ooh, the Sheraton on Water Street?  Sweet!  Did you decide on your restaurant too?

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