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Liz
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Just eloped- no regrets!

Liz, on August 20, 2020 at 10:28 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 34
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My husband(!) and I were supposed to have our wedding in September 2020, but we recently changed the date to August 2021. At first, I was so disappointed to wait another year to be married, although I'd heard it's becoming more popular to get married this year and celebrate later. But I had some nagging worries about this option: If I got married in 2020, the 2021 wedding would have less meaning, and my family would not be able to attend any sort of elopement due to the travel advisory in NYS.

We wound up sweeping these concerns under the rug and planning an elopement within two weeks! We eloped August 14, 2020.

And even though I still have to figure out what to do for my "ceremony" next year, and my mom was not able to come, I would still make the same decision over and over again. It was easily the best day of my life, and if anyone out there is debating whether or not to do this I can personally say that it was the right choice for me.

There was no "venue," caterer, florist, or DJ/musician. We hired an officiant off Thumbtack and our wedding photographer was there to take tons of pictures. I bought a $200 dress online from David's Bridal (I tried the thrift shop thing, but I'm just too picky). My sister-in-law helped me with hair and makeup while I video chatted with my mom so she felt like she was helping me get ready. We walked the trail to the waterfall where we had our first date (something we never would have been able to do with all of our wedding guests). We read our own vows (highly recommended), which was much less nerve-wracking with such a small audience. It was an incredibly special day and I can't stop smiling about it!


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34 Comments

Latest activity by Breann, on August 26, 2020 at 2:05 PM
  • Melle
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    Melle ·
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    Congratulations! Such pretty photos
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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Congratulations!! These pictures are beautiful, I love the location you picked!
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    VIP January 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Congratulations!!! The scenery is gorgeous.
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  • Jessica
    Rockstar September 2020
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    Congratulations! Glad you had an amazing day!
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  • Sarah
    Expert August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    Congratulations beautiful pictures
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Congrats!!!!
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Congratulations! I'm so glad your day worked out perfectly, it looks gorgeous and romantic. Enjoy being newlyweds Smiley smile

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Wow, such a beautiful location and what epic wedding photos.
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  • Abby
    Just Said Yes June 2021
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    We did the exact same thing in June. Rescheduled bigger wedding for the day of our one year anniversary. Absolutely no regrets, was perfect.
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Congrats!! Absolutely beautiful, I'm so glad you could make it happen!

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  • Jai Butcher
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    Jai Butcher ·
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    Congrats! Beautiful pics +
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  • Yasmine
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    Yasmine ·
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    Congratulations your picture are beautiful!
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  • Margaret
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    Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful. I'm glad this was the greatest day ever!

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  • Nikki
    Beginner October 2021
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    Congratulations!! Those pictures are gorgeous!
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  • Bo Miller
    Expert November 2021
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    Congratulations! Beautiful photos! Looks like it was truly spectacular!

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  • Cyndy
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    Cyndy ·
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    Congratulations! Beautiful pictures!
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  • Nefetera
    VIP March 2015
    Nefetera ·
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    Very nice congratulations
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    So beautiful! Congratulations!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Congratulations Liz!! It sounds like this last-minute idea turned out to be amazing!! Smiley ring

    The waterfall pictures are beautiful, and it's so cool that's where you went on your 1st date! 🥰

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  • Brittany
    Rockstar October 2020
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    Congratulations!! This is so beautiful and intimate!! So wonderful that you guys were able to do something so special!!

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