K.D.
Savvy September 2013

Did you elope???

K.D., on June 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM Posted in Planning 0 20
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All this planning is getting on my nerves and makes me just want to elope!!! I would like to know why you eloped and if you regret it??

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Latest activity by Sylvia, on June 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM
  • IamMrsWalker
    Devoted June 2013
    IamMrsWalker ·
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    You mean like go to city hall or something? we didn't elope but we did go to city hall and I don't regret one thing about it. It was perfect. We aren't planners so going to city hall was ideal.

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  • Mrs. Grissett-Johnson
    Super April 2014
    Mrs. Grissett-Johnson ·
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    The planning sucks the joy right outta ya! Lol, I can testify because my FH and I are about 90% sure we will be eloping during our Jamaica cruise this fall. The only issue is that we still want to have a small reception for our family and friends in the Spring. In planning for that, turns out we're STILL planning a wedding after all. So I figure we might as well wait. But I don't know, we still have 5 months before our trip to decide for sure.

    If you have to ask yourself, then just bear through it and have your ceremony cause deep down inside you probably want to. You just don't want the headache to get there.

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  • K.D.
    Savvy September 2013
    K.D. ·
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    Thanks guys. I am having the same prob as you, Stephanie, still planning a small reception which IS just like planning the whole wedding. It's all annoying lol.

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  • mrswalker
    Expert September 2015
    mrswalker ·
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    @IAmMrsWalker - hey, Mrs. walker lol me and my Mr. Walker went to the county courthouse! Smiley smile

    I don't regret it a bit, because I love being married to him more than I can even explain. But, we did it earlier than planned because of him leaving for a military commitment. So while I'm thrilled to be married and it was a wonderful special day.....I still want my wedding with a walk down the isle and a party. Which we're going to do on the original date I picked, but I can honestly say that if we weren't doing a 'big wedding' I would feel disappointed.

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  • Celia Milton
    Celia Milton ·
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    I hear this a LOT. Many people just get sick of all the drama and do a tiny little wedding. It can be just as meaningful, just as memorable and just a lovely. OH: and you're just as married at the end....

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  • kscha925
    Super May 2014
    kscha925 ·
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    At this point I wish I was eloping. Unfortunately, too much money is already into it.

    Honestly, if you have even the slightest feeling that you should--just do it. There's much less to worry about, there's less to feel sorry about. Yeah...I wish I just did that.

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  • Williams10-11-12
    VIP October 2014
    Williams10-11-12 ·
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    We did! Hubby wants to start college but since he isn't 25 he cant file under him self and both his parents messed up there taxes. So we got married so we can claim each other and he is starting college in the fall . We were planning the wedding for 04-12-14 but now that we are hitched we have changed the vow renwal dae 4 times lo. l but now its stuck ( Also were still calling it out wedding because only my parents and sister went to the court with us )

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  • kahlcara
    Master August 2013
    kahlcara ·
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    Kelly, I feel the same way. wish we had eloped.. my mom just sent me an email saying not to.. so much family drama this week.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    It depends on what you mean by "elope." We had a tiny wedding--only a dozen guests--and were very happy with the size of it.

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  • IamMrsWalker
    Devoted June 2013
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    We were going to have a reception the next day (we got married on Friday) but, we decided the reception was getting bigger than we needed. 50 people RSVP! So, we called, email, text everyone and said that we were postponing the reception (which we are for September) and decided after city hall, to have lunch at the Marriott. We extended the invitation to those who wanted to join us. That could be an idea.

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  • Robin A.
    Master July 2012
    Robin A. ·
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    No, but I wish we did. All the time.

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  • Mallory Abroad
    Master October 2014
    Mallory Abroad ·
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    I wanted to - a proper elope with just him and I and a witness we found. FH said no he didn't care where we got married but we had to actually have a 'wedding' with guests and a cake and all that

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  • Mrs. Sassy W.
    Dedicated July 2013
    Mrs. Sassy W. ·
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    I wish that we had done that instead of doing this elaborate wedding...it's stressful and its too many people!

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  • Mrs. A. Fernandez
    Master August 2014
    Mrs. A. Fernandez ·
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    We had no anticipations of eloping, but, we thought about a destination wedding in the very beginning of our engagement. I felt that I could not disclude my parents. With that being said, I would have regretting getting married without them present.

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  • Jennifer
    Expert July 2013
    Jennifer ·
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    Our wedding is one week from today and as big of a hassle and headache as this wedding planning is going I can sure see why people elope. But I know I couldnt get married without my parents and my sister there!

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  • Private User
    Master March 2014
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    I tried to convince my FH to elope but I think he was scared of what his mother might do to us if we denied her a proper wedding haha! If we had to pay for it all on our own I would elope without thinking twice, however my FMIL is paying for a great deal and is pretty much my wedding planner so it's not so stressful.

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  • Nancy Taussig
    Nancy Taussig ·
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    I just got back in my office from officiating a beach wedding. The couple contacted me on 6/20 and they drove a couple of hours to be here this morning -- just the two of them!

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  • Married2013
    Master September 2013
    Married2013 ·
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    In the year I’ve been planning it’s crossed my mind or 3000 times but I never did it…

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  • Jen
    Master March 2014
    Jen ·
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    WE ARE!!!!! And I haven't felt better. Too much crap to deal with. I want a quiet ceremony just the two of us, and then a fabulous dinner at Delmonico's in NYC. THATS IT... I don't even need a honeymoon.

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  • Sylvia
    Savvy June 2013
    Sylvia ·
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    We did we decided to just do it while we were vacationing in Vegas for his birthday it was a super awesome ceremony and we got a super easy date 12.12.12 we ended up doing the big family reception anyway on our original date but having our own little private ceremony made the reception we had months later seem so much more relaxed. I would have to recommend it for sure.

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