(Closed) Still finding ways to fret

posted 4 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
8159 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

get a private room at a restaurant and host a dinner for whoever you would like to be there.

Post # 4
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ajaco3:  I are you adamant about it being just you & FI? I think an intimate ceremony is still quite special maybe just invite both of your parents. 

I agree with PP about renting out a restaurant room of even having a dinner/BBQ st your home. 

Post # 5
3288 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ugh, I’m sending you good vibes. For the first few months of wedding planning, we went back and forth over a planned elopement vs. intimate ceremony a dozen times, for the same reasons you posted above. (For what it’s worth, we decided on an intimate ceremony in part because of guilt-trippin’ mamas, lol!)

Anyway, I think if you call it an “open house,” you’ll have a lot more luck with the casual, people popping in and out vibe you’re hoping for. My one piece of advice is tell family members about that FROM THE START, like, as soon as they ask you about wedding plans. Make it clear that it’s already decided, and you’ll get less flak. (Although, if your family is anything like mine, your family will complain to your mom, and she’ll pass it along to you–“Aunt X CRIED when she started thinking about how she won’t see you in your dress!”–oh em gee, Mom.)

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