Post # 1
I am a newbie to this forum. After reading all the wonderful advice people were giving I figured I would cash in on it. My Fiance is the most amazing man and would do anything to make me happy. When we first got engaged we decided we really wanted to elope. The most important thing for us was not forgetting the fact that is was about us and wanting to spend the rest of our lives together. After telling a few family members and a few friends not many were very happy with the decision. They think we should have a wedding because everyone would want to see us get married and that a wedding is alot of fun. So I convince my Fiance that maybe we can have a wedding, so I start looking into different venues and expenses around Charleston, SC (where we have just recently moved because of my Fiance’s new job). Charleston is crazy expensive and it doesn’t help that I have yet to find a job out here. No one else is contributing to this wedding, it’s all on us. Doesn’t help the fact that his family lives in Ohio and mine live in New Jersey, so to start off we have no idea who would make the trek to SC for our wedding.
I apologize that this isn’t very organized, I’m just at the end of my rope. I have been an emotional wreck about this because I hate disappointing people and I don’t want to upset anyone over this. Please help! 🙁
Post # 3
I’d say do a small destination wedding/honeymoon. That way if they want to come so bad they will come along!
Also everyone wanted me to have a wedding, and if they want the wedding like your parents and his parents well then they should pay for it.
It’s going to cost a fortune, as mine is….
Post # 4
Charleston is expensive! but oh so beautiful – there are a lot of charleston bee’s on here that might be able to help you. i got engaged at the waterfront park! Im jealous that you live there – im 3 hours away but we get down there every chance we get.
have you looked into the parks there? i think you just have to pay for a permit
You can have a gazebo wedding in a Charleston park; all you need is a permit. There are over 200 weddings a year at the gazebo in White Point Gardens (right on the battery). There are several other popular park locales, including Washington Square Park, Waterfront Park, and Hampton Park. Permit fees are reasonable. At White Point Gardens, you are allowed to have no more than 25 people in attendance. Restrictions may be less at the other parks (the Hampton Park gazebo is said to be large). *i found this here*
I would seriously consider having your wedding there, especially if you intend to keep it small – some people wont make the trip but those who matter most will – plus they are totally missing out if they dont want to go to charelston!