Post # 1
I’m seriously considering eloping. Already the wedding planning is a nightmare from guestlist to finances and family disagreements. I figured we could combine an elopement with a honeymoon,saving heartache and money by going to Italy perhaps Venice as a two in one deal lol. I think the family would be understanding of that. Maybe the night before we could gather our closests kin for a pre-wedding celebration. What do you wish you would have done different?
Post # 3
Personally I say go for it.
If I had it to do over again, I would have done something much more me and cut out all the bull s***.
Post # 4
I have 37 days to go, and at this point, I wish we had just run off and eloped. Or had a teeny tiny wedding. I’m having horrible cold feet, and I never thought I would. I wish we had just gotten married on the spur of the moment so I didn’t have a chance to have cold feet.
Post # 5
Aww at least you’re now married to your loves and you don’t have to deal with the drama, my adventure has only just begun lol. That’s my dilemma, I want it to be about us not the wedding and def not paying beaucoup dollars for some ppl to be perfectly honest I don’t even like that much 😉
Post # 6
We are kinda doing BOTH – eloping a year before the ceremony. I think it will take a lot of stress off knowing that we are already married and have been for a year, but NOBODY else will know that at the wedding. It’s going to be our little secret.
Post # 8
I wish I eloped. My reasoning is that I would have been able to spend much less money and to have something really special and personal for the two of us. I ended up spending a lot of money (to me) for mediocre everything (dress, photos, location, etc) when I could have eloped and spent more on the areas that are important to me instead if invitations, food, favors, cake, etc
Post # 9
I’ve considered eloping also, but bringing close friends and family with us. Everyone we ask says they wished they would have eloped. I’m just worried I would regret it!
Post # 10
My Darling Husband and I decided to get hitched just the two of us in Las Vegas (didn’t really elope cuz everyone knew what we were doing) and we definitely don’t regret it! We still spent more money than we planned to originally, but we did end up saving a lot of money as well. We had an at home reception the week after we returned and that brought us the most stress and in the end it didn’t turn out very well either. Our wedding ceremony was perfect though and so very us!
Post # 11
I wish we had eloped like we originally wanted to. We ended up getting sucked into wedding planning, stress from he**, lots of money out, and still ended up having a wedding, just a very small wedding that still wasn’t what we really wanted. I would have loved to just elope. Listen to yourself!
Post # 12
@lilsweetie: Thats exactly what My Fiance and I are/were considering doing, but now I’m not so sure after posting on the Bee and hearing some reviews. I REALLY don’t want to hurt anyone by eloping and not telling any one. Then they find out and all hell brakes loose.
@Eva Peron: Happy Early Wedding Day!!!
@Mr.Smithsgirl: My Fi and I are still considering eloping, but doing what lilsweetie said. We’re going to take a cruise in January fro his birthday with one of our close friends who are a couple and come back married. Then still have the big shindig in September for everybody else.
Post # 13
I’m still thinking about it…. I have time to change my mind.
Post # 14
I was stupid. We eloped, did not tell our family, and then had a wedding about 6 months later. If I could turn back time I would have stuck with the elopement, saved money, tears, and crap and lived happily ever after.
Post # 15
Elope. We kind of did with a very exclusive destination wedding and it saved us a lot of trouble. Whether you do or don’t you’ll always have things you wish you would’ve done differently/wonder about forever so just . . . take the path of least resistance. The end result is the same.
I realize this sounds like sour grapes and I don’t mean for it to.
Post # 16
Lol that made me smile, Congrats have a wonderful day!