(Closed) Wrong to be happy about getting married privately?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 17
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368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

@MammaPants:  

What you said! I have zero regrets. It really did feel like the start of an adventure rather than the culmination of a lot of hard work and money spent followed by a come-down (note: this is my impression of what a more traditional wedding would have been like for myself. I make no assumption about anybody else’s experience).

Post # 18
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are inviting his immediate family (who won’t show) and my adoptive parents and biological brother. Not inviting the rest of my adoptive siblings and I didn’t even want Anyone. Not that we don’t love our families it’s just I wanted the day to be about us and not drama, expenses, or anything else. My siblings (other than brother) will probably be upset when they find out but I don’t care at this point..

Post # 18
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2304 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m glad it works for you and it is what you want. I entertained the idea but simply couldn’t do it. Neither of us have been married before so I know my parents (and probably his mom) would be sad to nit see us get hitched. Our honeymoon will be our alone time and I already can’t wait. Hoping for not too much stress in planning a traditional wedding! 

Post # 19
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422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

My only suggestion would be to Video the ceremony and play it on a big screen at the reception?! then they get to see it without being there to stress you?! this may make it a little better. Then they still see you get married?!

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