Post # 1
I *love* some of the points made about the sillyness of the oversharing/compliment-seeking culture and obsession with “getting blogged” or “pinned”… but I also think “well, mehh – to each their own”.
Post # 3
Mixed feelings. I definately see how people are dying for attention or the next big thing to be blogged about etc.
They made a lot of good points about weddings.
I think elopement is awesome, if its done so with the intention to tone things down and keep the focus on the marriage. It can be beautifully photographed and done but doesn’t have to be on mnt. everest or somewhere whack on crack.
Post # 4
I think the writer of the article was being – well, kinda ‘snarky’. I guess I do not see anything wrong with a couple wanting a ‘private’ affair, while still wanting the documentation of the ‘happiest day of their life’. The writer stated that people do this to avoid stress, but then stress themselves out with blog-worthy weddings. That is an assumption, really!! I think everyone wants a beautiful, unique wedding – to match their tastes, whether it is just two peole, or 200! Not to mention, NOT paying for dinners/drinks/planning seating charts/arrangments for guests/centerpieces/DJ’s, etc – are STRESSFUL things brides with guests worry about vs. the alternative!
And lastly, posting pics on Pintrest or FB of a wedding ceremony between two people, and their officiant/witnesses whatever, does not make a private elopement ‘public’ to me, or even elaborate. Bc what photos will not capture are the words spoken between a man and woman pledging their lives together. That is what IS and STAYS private, and to me, that is the most important part of any wedding day 🙂
Post # 5
LOL I agree with you – to each their own. Although I have to agree, if you have an extra $100,000 to spend on an elopement, I have a couple of charities to talk to you about… weirdos. 😉
Post # 6
@Luv2BeachIt: haha seriously.
And I do think some of it was snarky, but I also have seen situations where a girl seems way more excited to say “ZOMG we’re on Style Me Pretty…look how trendy and fashionable I am!!” than “Hey I’m married to the love of my life!!”
Post # 7
bumpus for the evening ladies.
Post # 8
I think the assumption that brides who do this ONLY do it for the sake of gaining social media popularity is a bit off. But maybe that’s because I’ve never met someone who was that concerned with being blogged or whatever. Generally, the brides I know just want to have a memorable event that reflects who they are as a person. If a bride thinks that a giant expensive celebration for just two people is a good reflection of herself as a person, well, that’s nice for her. I’m not gonna judge. So I guess I’m pretty “meh” on the subject.
Post # 9
To each their own, but it does seem a bit much.
I’m all for photographing an elopement – who doesn’t want photos regardless if you have a traditional wedding -but to still have the stress of planning, finding multiple vendors, supplies, etc and spending oodles upon oodles of money isn’t my definition of an elopement. Does seem a bit “attention-grabby”, but I just roll my eyes and move on.
Post # 10
The writer almost made me feel guilty about having an award winning photographer at our private elopement. But I agree with farmerswife that stress of planning, finding multiple vendors, supplies, etc and spending oodles upon oodles of money isn’t my definition of an elopement. I think the people that do this are definitely the minority when it comes to eloping and there’s no difference to posting pics of an elopment to a ‘normal’ wedding on Facebook etc. In fact it makes more sense to post photos of an elopment if the purpose is to share your experience with people that weren’t at your wedding. $100,000 is exorbitant for any wedding, especially an elopment and makes me roll my eyes and say ‘as if’.
Post # 11
If I were to elope, I would want a great photogrpher there for my own memories. However, I do think that the author made a good point about how guests should be important. I would rather spend that day with my family and friends than strangers
Post # 12
I think she was trying to get a rise out of readers. Not every family wants to witness a wedding. It’s not selfish to elope, it’s doing everyone else a favor! It pissed me off actually. I don’t even blog, I don’t konw how to use Pinterest, but yes I may post a couple awesome shots on Facebook because someone may want to see it but not spend $2000 to come see us when they aren’t even required for us to get married. Nothing wrong with that.