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Jasmine
Savvy July 2021

Elope?

Jasmine, on November 5, 2020 at 9:18 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 3
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My fiancé and I planned on getting married out of state in Colorado with about 30 guests in July. However with all the crazy in the world, the pandemic, Colorado literally being on fire, and the constant stress planning a small destination wedding we’ve been throwing around the idea of not doing any of that. But just him, myself, and someone to marry us(and our photographer) and then do a small reception and a big honeymoon.
The problem is we’ve already sent out our save the dates... and I’m unsure if anyone has made reservations yet... I don’t want to disappoint anyone by not have a ceremony but I also am starting to think I just want something intimate with just us.
I need help. 😩

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Latest activity by Lynnie, on November 6, 2020 at 3:23 PM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Its completely up to you. You sent out save the dates not invites. Colorado does offer a self solemization option where you don't need an officiant. Have you considered marrying in Denver?. I have several loved ones there and i believe the city limits are fine. Perhaps you could call each guest and ask them if they aready scheduled plans to go as in made reservations, booked flights? Then weigh your options on what to do....
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2022
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    I think the number one thing you need to do is sit down and discuss with your fiancé what options you have available and what you both want to do. If you both feel that you would not regret eloping, then I say go for it! Elopements can be so beautiful and special and intimate (and can save you a ton of money!). Since your save the dates have already gone out, I would probably try to make that decision sooner rather than later, before people make travel plans. If you do decide to elope, notify your guests ASAP. During this current pandemic climate, I think people will be incredibly understanding- nearly all weddings were postponed, canceled, or changed during these past 7 months. You just need to do whatever is best for you and your fiancé. Good luck!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    I think Chrysta said it best! You can do whatever you'd like but I'd make sure you and your fiancé are fully on board with your new plan first - then be decisive and update your guests!

    Given the craziness of the world right now I bet a lot of people haven't made plans yet, and everything should still be easily cancelable and refundable at this point!

    Sit down with your fiancé and make a full pro & cons list to each scenario - and do what feels best for the two of you! 💕

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