Post # 1
Hi there! I’m new to weddingbee! I just had to share this somewhere with somebody.
My fiance and I are eloping! We’ve been engaged for about 2 months, the wedding planning has been stressful as we’ve both got very strong figures in our family with very opiniated ideas. His family wants us to get married at the church where they got married and his grandparents got married, my family wants me to marry at hte church we’ve been going to since I was little. Dress shopping was a mess, it just seems that everything that could go wrong is going wrong, and he looked at me the other night and said “Let’s just elope.”
So, we’re eloping. The plan is we’re going to just have a courthouse ceremony on a friday if we can get a spot, go on a “mini moon” for the weekend, come back, tell everybody and then we’d like to have a party just to celebrate (Backyard BBQ?) We were planning for an actual honeymoon once we can afford it better.
I know people will be mad or upset but to be honest, I’m just happy to be marrying the man I love. If it’s selfish of me or of us to elope, fine. I know in the end it’s what we both want (We talked about it for upwards of almost 5 hours on Monday night.)
So, thanks for letting me share! What were your experiences or eloping stories? Feel free to share. 🙂
Post # 2
My husband and I eloped in Niagara Falls. We were outside with the falls in the back ground. It was beautiful! I wouldn’t change the way did it.
Post # 3
Aw, that sounds great! I don’t have a story to share, but welcome and congratulations! 🙂 I think some of the nicest weddings I’ve ever seen have been elopements, including these.
Post # 4
Your plans sound great. I hope everything goes well, and that you and your fiancée have a wonderful time.
Post # 5
Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful elopement! <3
Post # 6
Congrats!!! Big weddings are not for everyone. I have considered eloping, and I am having a small and intimate wedding! I am sure that it will be beautiful and just right for you both… Sigh, people can act really ridiculous when it comes to weddings, so you will enjoy a drama-free celebration and everyone will have to get it over it. Good luck to you both!!!
Post # 7
We eloped almost six months ago. I was getting annoyed abd stressed with wedding planning and delays and stuff and we talked it over. We had a short ceremony followed by a small party in a ski resort. It was the right thing for us.
goid luck to you!
Post # 9
That’s a wonderful plan! I’ve eloped twice now. The latter being a private destination wedding in the Canadian Rockies which was perfect! No regrets! However, no one was upset with us either.
Post # 10
AHH!!! that’s lovely. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! are you going to have a photographer? i know many photographers have elopement packages and they are much cheaper than a standard 8 hr. coverage package.
Post # 11
Congrats! This sounds really sweet, and intimate! Another idea would be to get married on a Monday, take the week off and have the week to yourselves. Have a BBQ planned for the Saturday- call it an “engagement party” since you have been engaged a short time and when everyone arrives, make an announcement that you guys eloped and “surprise” this is a celebration!
Post # 12
MissLibra, we ended up deciding to go with your idea. 🙂 We’re going to head over to the courthouse to do a ceremony, we decided to bring our best friends with as witnesses, after the ceremony we booked a photographer and are going to do some pictures downtown (We live in Minneapolis) and then are going out to dinner to celebrate with our friends.
We also decided to spend a week up at my fiance’s cabin, it’s far enough “up north” to seem like a vacation, but close enough to get back, and then on Sunday we planned a BBQ with family at my grandma’s house, we’re saying it’s an engagement party and are just going to surprise everybody!
Post # 13
Wow Congratulations and all the best! I have considered eloping as well, but not sure I can make it happen
Post # 14
bridetobexx: So cool!!!! You’ll have to share the story with us when it all happens!
Post # 15
I know we can make it happen, the thing is keeping it a “secret” from our families. As much as I would have loved a traditional wedding, both of our parents/families are very opinionated and I have a VERY strong feeling that it would turn into “their” wedding instead of “ours”.
Just the other night his mom got on me about when I was going to choose a dress and how I shouldn’t get a big ball gown as it would make me look chunky, thanks, MIL.
Oh well. I’m excited to have this be about us instead of a big party for everybody.