Gabrielle
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Elopement decision

Gabrielle, on August 8, 2020 at 4:59 PM Posted in Planning 1 4
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I’ve had a super heavy heart all day today, thinking about how far our wedding planning has gone off track thanks to the way things are now. We got updated policies from our venue and we decided it was not for us. We decided to do a tiny elopement ceremony this year then hopefully have a bigger party next year. All that matters is in the end, I’ll have my husband. ❤️ does anyone have any ideas/tips for decorating at home for a small get together after the ceremony?

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Latest activity by Jeni, on August 8, 2020 at 8:57 PM
  • Breann
    Devoted June 2020
    Breann ·
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    I think the peace of mind is definitely worth it. Can you incorporate things from your original plan into your elopement/micro-wedding? I eloped in June and it was wonderful! I didn't decorate the VRBO but you can easily decorate on the cheap with banners and paper lanterns from Amazon. Candles (real or fake) add a nice mood, and so do string lights.

    Here are photos from my elopement; we still had some "traditional" type of pics.

    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/elopement-so-worth-it/627d7988aff73599.html

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  • Breann
    Devoted June 2020
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    Oh also, it's okay to feel sad.

    Our plans changed a bit and I had been really set on/daydreamed a LOT about the original plan. Definitely shed some tears over the loss of Plan A, but in the end, marrying your best friend makes all the little details seem insignificant.

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  • Fleur
    October 2020
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    We are planning a micro wedding in October. Our plans are to have the ceremony in our church and the micro reception in the backyard. There will be 12 people max, immediate family only. Since this is our REAL wedding we have decided to really celebrate. We are skimming out of our Big Wedding savings for this party. Goal is to keep it under $2k; will likely be closer to $2.5 lol. My advice is to check with local rental companies. I was surprised with what we could order. We are getting a tent with string lights, tables, chairs, mini dancefloor, & whiskey barrel to display our cake. We ordered cute white pintuck tablecloths and chargers and heavy plastic utensils from CV Linens. We went to Michaels last weekend and picked up clearance summer florals for table decorations. Ordered paper lanterns and other decorations from Oriental Trading. We plan to have luminaries on the ground around the dance floor. We already ordered a wedding cake. We will have a photographer. There will be fun cocktails and good food. We never in our wildest dreams thought we would be having this sort of wedding and reception but here we are..... If I’m honest I’m actually super excited about this little micro wedding. Keeping our fingers crossed for wedding #2 Oct. 2021.

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  • Jeni
    Devoted July 2021
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    Ditto on the rental companies! Look up local places that rent small quantities. I was able to order 4 tables, 1 sweetheart table, 8 chairs, 2 chivari chairs, tablecloths, specialty tablecloth, and a large fan for about $400 for my minimony reception in my parents' house. I could've saved $150 if we picked it up ourselves instead of delivery. The place also had matching linen napkins, plates, silverware, and glasses to rent.


    Used the bouquets that were for my postponed wedding as centerpieces; put them in vases we already owned and filled with clear stones from Dollar Tree. Fancy plastic plate set from Amazon (2 sizes of plates, napkins, paper straws, cups, and plasticware) for $25. Made a balloon garland and hung streamers as a backdrop, all from Party City. Made a flower garland using 2 packs of garland from Amazon. Made my own bouquet from grocery store flowers. And 2-tier cake also from grocery store.

    You can totally pull it together nicely and make it special. Best wishes to you! ❤
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