(Closed) Tell me about your planned elopement or private ceremony

posted 4 years ago in Elopement
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We eloped in Jamaica at an all-inclusive (Couples Swept Away) that handled all the details for us, and made it very easy.

what was your favorite part? – that we got married, and all in all, it was less stress than I could have imagined had we tried to include even a small number of people.  We did not wnat to have to pick and choose people, nor have to worry about trying to transport his immobile parents somewhere and get someone to take care of them for the duration (we are usually the caretakers) or get a restraining order against my parents who’d show up just to make me cry.

what small detail meant the most for you? Hmmm.  I liked that H’s cousins found his great-aunt’s garter for me to wrap around my bouquet.

why did you choose this type of wedding over the traditional options? H has terrible social anxiety, and my family is insane, so we felt it best to just go get married, just us.  We’d also never traveled before, and this was the only way we could both get married AND have a honeymoon.  

And finally what advice would you give other brides planning to do the same? Try to not stress.  Remember that the wedding is to join you both together, not about anyone else’s wishes.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions of anyone who’s been where you want to go, get your passport early (get your birth certificate if you don’t have a copy).  Relax.  At the end you have a great experience and you’re married!

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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poshmary :  we had an amazing time. Kasia was a great planner and I enjoyed working with her. I was impressed with the time management. I only paid for the 3 hour service but Brian our photographer managed to take photos at 4 location & we stopped at a cafe for hot chocolate. I would have photos back for 4 weeks but I will post update when I get them. Check out Frenchgreyevents.com I do recommend them. (Also I upgraded my package to have a vintage CV2). I also suggest checking out their Instagrams. She even posted my bouquet on Friday.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We’re doing our own version of eloping. I guess really its a destination wedding as we have a couple of very close people attending (such as my mum), but eloping in the sense that its being kept very secret (ie one parent is unaware of it, as are siblings). We chose this option to distance ourselves from family drama (both sets of parents divorced), to keep costs down and also because our families are spread over four different countries. Less than three months to go and I cant wait. It will essentially be a beach ceremony then quiet dinner with our guests.

Post # 19
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Helper bee

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SoniaRen2 :  I just had to Google them and OMG I’m in love  😍😍 especially with those florals! Your elopement will be beautiful make sure to post pics! If France didn’t have the 40 day residency law I would so elope in Paris (but I live in the US so no way) 

Post # 20
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3236 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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hssweethearts2013 :  I live in the states as well. We did the legal stuff just the 2 of us before we left.

Post # 21
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Helper bee

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selena1331 :  Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you.  I mistyped.  We were married in the courthouse but not in the courtroom.  We were married in the library.

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Well we are having a ceremony and receptions with all friends and family, however we (noone knows) will already be officially married.  We want to be married the day we first kiss but our venue was already taken that date so we are having someone come to our house and offficially marry us on OUR date!

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