Tiny wedding or elopement

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How many guests do you consider a tiny/intimate wedding?
    Under 10 : (22 votes)
    44 %
    10-30 : (27 votes)
    54 %
    30-65 : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

     At a classical elopement, the witnesses are the court clerk and the janitor, who are already present when you arrive at the court and who know the drill because they’ve served in that capacity numerous times before. My mom and dad were married that way, after my mom’s fiance denounced her before their ultra-conservative Free Church for dancing at the dance-hall the night before. Dad heard about it, and, having been the guy dancing with her, decided to strike while his chances were at their best and asked her to marry him out of hand. They had to drive into the city, and wait until Monday morning for the court to open.

    It was the most improper thing my mother ever did; and no-one was ever very clear about what the sleeping arrangements were the night before while they were waiting for the court to open.  The 1920s were a racy time.

    Post # 17
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    5049 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Fiance and I are eloping (or so I think).  It will be just the two of us and 1 witness which happens to be our photographer.  However unlike the traditional meaning we are not doing this in a sudden or secretive fashion.  Our day is well planned out and while we haven’t announced it to the masses we have told some friends and family in passing.

    I’d consider an intimate wedding to be 30 or fewer guests.

    Post # 18
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    18 posts
    Newbee

    I cannot decide if I want an elopement in England at a manor/country house in the village of one of my ancestors.Or if I want a small little tiny wedding with a few maybe five relatives, which I’m now reading is an intimate wedding.I think an elopement seems so romantic,flying off together.

    Post # 20
    Member
    8320 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    aspasia475 :  

    How wonderful and amazing !! Please tell us they had a long and happy marriage ………….

    Post # 21
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    1695 posts
    Bumble bee

    elderbee : loveyandsweetheart :  Thank-you! It is rather sweet, isn’t it? They were married for forty-three years, until my mum’s relatively early death. They had an exciting life compared to their more conformant siblings, and enjoyed the adventure together.

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