(Closed) Where would u pick to elope?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Where would u pick to elope?
    Vegas (and where) : (5 votes)
    13 %
    San Diego Coronado Beach : (23 votes)
    61 %
    other, please explain : (10 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m not a big fan of Vegas, personally.  Everywhere you go, there are slot machines, and glassy-eyed people feeding money into them.  The beach sounds much more fun.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    I completely agree with 2dBride.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Vegas seems so cheesy and impersonal.  I would choose a place that has some kind of special meaning or significance to you both, or a place that’s really extravagant and romantic.  If I eloped stateside, I would go with New Orleans.  If I could go ANYWHERE, I’d probably rent a villa in Paris or Italy.  After all, if you’re not spending tens of thousands on a wedding, might as well splurge a little on the elopement and double it as a honeymoon!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Have you ever thought about eloping somewhere where you would be on your honeymoon? You could get married at the court house and then fly off the the Caribean and have a wedding with just the two of you and then already be on your honeymoon.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We are going to the Bahamas for our privite ceremony. Its beautiful and the wedding is free!( at the resort we are staying at)

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee

    I like Coronado Beach because it is beautiful (and close to home). Another option would be Catalina Island which is very similar to Coronado.

    Honestly, though, Vegas and Coronado are two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT settings. If you want laid back and casual than Coronado is the right choice. However if you are looking for more “glamour” and nightlife than Vegas is for you.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would do Vegas if I wanted a fun and funky ceremony but if I was going for the romantic then the beach FOR SURE!

    Post # 10
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    216 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think of Vegas as a classy place for a wedding. I would pick San Diego 100% or maybe some other place that is private and special. We were going to do an elopement at a B&B in upstate New York, but we actually ended up turning it into a small wedding with reception.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m not a fan of beaches, so I picked Vegas. I’m much more a city kinda gal. 🙂  Vegas is my second favorite city in the U.S.  NYC is first. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am also in the not for Vegas camp. To me it seems kinda cheesy but to each his or her own I guess. Your wedding will be wonderful no matter where it is!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d go to Vegas…  but if I eloped it would be all out tackiness with Elvis – Blue Hawaii themed! Ha!  Otherwise, if I had to do Vegas classy, I’d choose the Venetian or Paris.

    Good Luck!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Hawaii..only because I’m partial to it.  Make sure you check your wedding license.  Hawaii you can get it day of and use at any island for 30 days

    In San Diego you can get day of as well, but they suggest you don’t wait until the last moment (however someone from San Diego will know better than I) and is good for 90 days.   And with Vegas you can get a license day of from 8am-12 and 24 hours on weekends and holidays 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My ideal place? Mackinac Island. Pretty. History. Horses.

    Realisitically- probably DFW, Houston, Galveston. Fairly close to our common city for 8 months out of the year.  If we were to elope we would go for the least amount of travel

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t know where you live, but when I was looking into this (for a hot minute I was convinced we were going to elope) I saw some nice places in Vermont and Hawaii (fancy!).

    Between San Diego and Vegas – I would choose San Diego.

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