(Closed) Thoughts on eloping…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For me, having a big reception at home sort of defeats the purpose of a Destination Wedding (for me anyway). If we did that, we would basically be paying for two weddings.


You may want to see where you can cut costs at the reception. If your Fiance really wants it and is important to him then I would try to do it.

Post # 4
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I say instead of canceling because save the dates and family scale the recption at home way down. Or do a simple dessets and drinks party, or a brunch all cheaper then throwing a night time event.

Post # 5
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with TwoCityBride:  

You can stil have a lovely reception for less than the traditional $90/ plate deal. It is not unheard of to have a big reception after a destination wedding, but for your and your FI’s sanity I would keep it simple. Maybe a lunch or a brunch like previous posters said. How about a picnic!

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