So I always dreamed of a huge fancy wedding but now that I’m a “real adult” it doesn’t seem so important to me. I also want to enjoy my expensive day and not just show off the $ we have spent. We recently decided we want to take the ten or more grand we would spend to wine and dine other people and instead elope in Venice. We would then spend the remainder of the two weeks exploring and doing cool shit. My parents are totally on board but I feel like my friends and other family will be hurt. I already asked my best girls to be my bridesmaids etc. I just think a trip of a life time paired with spending the best day of my life with my one best friend is worth more.
Have any of you started planning a wedding and then said fuck it I’m going somewhere awesome with my person instead?
So my FH and I have been engaged for a little over a year. I've spent that entire time trying to plan the classic big wedding. We put a payment on a venue and sent out Save The Dates to all our guests... But it just wasn't right. So we decided we'd do a small courthouse ceremony and then rent out a restaurant for the reception. Still not good. Now, a hair away from a month until our wedding date, we have decided to elope, just the two of us and it's never felt more right.
I'm just trying to figure out now how to tell our guests.... Help????
We’re doing a “destination” sort of elopement ceremony at a beach in a neighboring state, about 4 hours from our house. We’re running into multiple scheduling issues between limited time off of work and weird schedules for marriage licensing within the municipality where we’re getting married. Has anyone just taken care of the legal marriage at home and then had the elopement ceremony and celebration later? I feel like this shouldn’t be an issue other than having a different legal date of marriage than the anniversary we would celebrate.
Hello! Recently engaged and now I'm clueless on where to begin. Automatically I thought "cheesy theme Vegas wedding" but seeing the cost, disouraged me. It would be my fiance and self... Any tips or suggestions would be oh so appreciated!
My fiancé and I are wanting to elope this fall/winter to Gatlinburg. Has anyone done this? If so did you use one of the “eloping companies” or did you go another route? Where did you stay/what did you do?
Also any tips on things I may need to think about when eloping would be awesome!!
I found this info on a .gov site: "Foreign marriage certificates cannot be recorded/registered in California. If you need to establish a record of the marriage in California, you may file a petition in Superior Court to establish a "Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage". "
I'm curious about the COD Cert of Marriage. If you've done this, can you share your experience?
So, I have nothing against the traditional wedding, and even had themes etc picked out. But I have a very negative love/hate relationship with my parents and I know my mother would take every chance she got to belittle me on my wedding day, and I do not need that negative energy! So I mentioned eloping to my fiancé and he is alllll over it. I LOVE the idea; saving money and just being able to do whatever the hell we want without worrying about other people. I'm not sure if I'd feel like I missed out on the whole experience though, and having a full wedding and not inviting my parents is not an option. Has anyone else gone through this thought process? What did you end up doing?