I got engaged in December and have always dreamed of “eloping” on a mountain that is just a couple of hours from my house. If we did this, both of our parents, siblings and grandparents will be there but that will be all. Everyone knows we are engaged but nobody knows we want to elope, everyone is assuming there will be a wedding. I am a super simple person and love the idea of a small guest list with just our immediate family, to make it more meaningful and intimate to us. Also love the idea of getting married with a beautiful mountain top view.
My question is, would it be wrong to still have a bridal shower? We both have huge families and I would love to celebrate this sweet chapter of life with them in every way possible while also still trying to still do things my way.I would also love to keep the “elopement”/intimate ceremony a secret until it is done and surprise our families with “we got married.” Lol. So how do I have a bridal shower but still keep it a secret that we are eloping? Do you think people will get offended if they came to my bridal shower and brought a gift but I didn’t even end up having a “wedding?” I think so deep into everything. Help!! Lol.