(Closed) When the "something blue" is the bride.

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
8453 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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purplegurl:  I’m sorry for the loss of your mom and for your other troubles. My husband and I eloped for various reasons and it was literally just us two and a JOP at the courthouse. I wore a simple dress (not a simple wedding dress, just a plain old dress) and my husband wore khakis because I made him dress up. 🙂 I was a little sad that we didn’t have loving supportive friends and family to watch and celebrate with us, but I definitely felt like a bride. Being “the bride” doesn’t depend on your clothes or who is watching or how many people are at your party afterwards. You’re the bride because you and your groom (or bride) love each other enough to commit yourselves to each other, body and soul, before God and the law, for the rest of your lives. I hope you enjoy your special intimate wedding in Jamaica and have a happy marriage afterwards.

Post # 3
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

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purplegurl:  omg think of the stress saving!  We had 12 guests and our wedding was amazing. I didn’t want a lot of guests and we both have a decent -a lot – of family drama. On our wedding day another couple got married and the bride and grooms mother got into a fistfight on the beach. They are the talk of the resort!  I’m thankful to have the people I wanted at our wedding and no drama!!!  Your kids love you and invite those who love and support you. 

Post # 4
699 posts
Busy bee

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, maybe you could light a candle for her at the ceremony, there are a lot of nice ways to have tributes at the ceremony for loved ones.

I am having a destination wedding as well and we have a small group of people coming- but remember the number of guests  doesn’t take away from you being a bride and having that experience. Get your hair and makeup done, wear a wedding dress, and remember it’s all about you and your FI- all of that is the bridal experience. Embrace your destination wedding- it’s going to be amazing- what an amazing place to be getting married at!!

Post # 5
1740 posts
Bumble bee

I sympathize with your situation. Are you having vendors that you might bond with? Like a hair/make up person, photographer, officiant, etc? Even though they’re doing a job and getting paid, these are real people who might end up having a great time celebrating your wedding. You can make them feel like invited guests and enjoy their happiness for you. Seems like most people who get into the wedding field genuinely love weddings and celebrating love : ) Another idea is if you get to Jamaica a few days before the ceremony– see if you make friends along the way! If I were in Jamaica on vacation and had a nice conversation at the bar with another couple who then invited me to their weddding- i think it would be the highlight of my trip to attend! Keep an open eye open for people who are fun, kind, and would enjoy celebrating with you! Of course, in the end, you WILL be a bride because you are one. Your dress and your primping and the look in your husbands’ eyes will ulitamtely remind you this. 

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