(Closed) Wishing to elope!

posted 8 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
196 posts
Blushing bee

If it were me, I’d write out a budget of what you expect you will need for everything and show it to him. And also have a budget of how much it will be to elope, and compare. 

Post # 4
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I agree with the PP. You have been married before but he hasn’t, I don’t think its fair to ask him to not have one. A happy compromise should be thought of here. I didn’t want a huge wedding, he wanted to go all out. We are having a wedding with 160 people about half of our previous guest list and we are doing something really simple. We are spending roughly $5,000. We are both happy with it.

Post # 5
6112 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“i am having about 40 people or less.”

Is this what is in the works now and you are shooting for just a two person elopement?  Is he happy with 40 people?


How about a comprimise?  What about an intimate wedding with just immediate family and maybe close friends? 


have them witness your wedding at a courthouse, or even in a local park.

Then take them all to dinner and reserve a private room at a local restauarnt.  That seems about the easist way to have an intimate wedding if you ask me!  Or pick a cool place to call it a trip and have the ceremony while on the trip then go out to eat?


Would both of you be happy with that at some level?  Sounds like one person will not get exactly what you want, so figure out what the both of you could be happy with and call it a comprimise.


Post # 6
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Would a destination wedding be in the cards?  That way, you could have a small, intimate wedding, a small amount of people would still be able to come, and the staff at the destination/hotel would be able to take care of the details.  Plus it could double as a honeymoon, if you were planning to have one.  

Post # 8
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@sienna76:  This!!

Post # 9
4943 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@sienna76:  Ditto, as always!

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