(Closed) What Type of Wedding Would You Do?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Elope or destination wedding?
    Elope just the two of us to Hawaii : (31 votes)
    65 %
    Elope with parents only to somewhere closer : (11 votes)
    23 %
    Fake ceremony with immediate family in nearby country, then elope on honeymoon : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Further opinions......... : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    28 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Dream Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

    I having to make the same desicion. We are strongly considering eloping in Mexico w/ just the two of us. My mother is trying to convince me otherwise. if I do change my mind, we’ll prob just have my parents, sisters, niece and nephew and his parents brother and maybe his grandmother. But like I said, I don’t want to deal with the headache of organizing travel arrangements and then deal w/ the “Why didn’t I get invited?” when we get back. 

    As of now, we are 90% for eloping by ourselves.

    Post # 4
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    Post # 6
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If I could go back to when my fiance first proposed I would make the decision there and then to elope to Japan and get married there in a small, quiet and relaxed ceremony with maybe a couple of friends. This would be ideal for both of us. But everyone would have been extremely upset with us for doing that lol.

    We’re having two quite large weddings this year, an Asian style one for his family and an English style one for mine. The quiet event in Japan remains a dream that will have to be quenched by a holiday there in the next couple of years.

    If you’re seriously considering elopement then I’d say go for it. It probably saves a lot of stress 🙂


    Post # 7
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it would make everyone happy if you did an intimate “fake” ceremony for immediate family only then eloped to your honeymoon!

    Post # 8
    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am not for any fake wedding reenactments.


    I say go elope make it your honeymoon, enjoy the time together.


    Then have an “at home reception” – which is really a celebration party – not a reception. 

    Post # 9
    8435 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @sienna76:  I agree fake weddings to me are rude and I think a reenactment (whether you tell everyone you are already married or not) is a little silly. A vow renewal after marital problems or for big anniversaries then fine but a week/month/year after the actually wedding ceremony I would judge.

    Elope and then invite everyone over for a BBQ/Party and suprise everyone. But if it is important to you to have your parents there then get married at home in a small intimate ceremony and have a brilliant honeymoon in Hawaii.

    Post # 10
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I voted for an elopement somewhere closer with your parents (maybe a lakeside resort if not Hawaii?).  But if your parents are included, of course your FI’s should be too 🙂

    Post # 11
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are doing just the parents and two persons on either side. The only reason we did nt elope in Negril Christmas was that we wanted the parents there. I do know how you feel about big family possibly being overwhelming, as I have one…lol

    I would choose go somewhere with the parents if I were you

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