(Closed) who has a wedding with no guests

posted 5 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think all brides feel this way at one point or another. I know there are days when i look at my fiance and say lets elope! There is a scene on The Office where Pam is getting ready for the wedding and her family is driving her batty, her co-workers are fighting and she tears her veil on the door. She tells someone to go get Jim. He takes her off, they get married just the two of them, and then come back for the ceremony with their family and friends and get married where they can see too. I told my Fiance I am half convinced we should do that. Our wedding would be the way we want it, just us, and then have the one for the family as well. I understand what you are going through completely! Good luck! In the end remember, it is all about the two of you so do what makes you happy. 

Post # 4
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Would love to elope! FH wants traditional ceremony with friends and family.

Post # 7
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is exactly what we are doing.  We want it to be special between the two of us… some family doesn’t agree, but it’s not their wedding/marriage 😉

Post # 8
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1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I’m eloping. I will share pictures with my family but as for the ceremony and personal vows, I’m happy we will be alone. It is intimate and romantic and I don’t want guests or the drama and demands they can bring! I just cancelled my wedding to elope and I could NOT be HAPPIER 😀

Post # 9
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That is what we are doing.  Private destination wedding for 2.  Party when we return!  It is so easy – no BS or drama (aside from the occassional comment from people saying they wish they could go). 

Post # 10
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3226 posts
Sugar bee

You would not be wrong. Figure out what you really want. If you would be okay with this, then do it! Had I eloped, I would never regret it. I am not eloping so I am just resenting FH and Future Mother-In-Law throughout this process.

Post # 11
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2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There’s no shame in eloping!  That being said, if YOU in your heart want the ceremony and reception with friends and family and everything else, then you’ve got to take back your wedding.  Opinions are like a$$holes.  Everyone’s got one.  The following phrases are invaluable for nosy relatives that just need to give you their opinion:

‘Oh thank you!  We’ll absolutely look into that.’

‘That sounds wonderful, we’ll keep it in mind!’

When someone tries to compare your wedding to a relative/someone they saw on tv/something they saw in a magazine:

‘Her wedding was lovely, and I’m sure ours will be as well’

‘That’s a fantastic idea, I’ll have to talk to our florist/venue/caterer’

And when people not paying for anything try to get nosy about the details:

‘We’re keeping it a surprise!’

‘We’re still finalizing plans’

Just smile and repeat those phrases.  It will save you SO many headaches.

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