I eloped with my husband last September, which was not the original plan. My only surviving grandma was diagnosed with cancer and given prognosis of just weeks left to live. She helped raise me, and I could not imagine getting married with out her there. With the help of other family we pulled together a small intimate wedding that was held in her back yard in just 4 days. This short time line didn't allow us to include many family or friends and we couldn't really as we were using caution with my sick grandma. I had already booked a date for September 2023 to have our wedding, so I switched gears and changed the day to be a reception for everyone who could not make our last minute day. I always had the dream of a big wedding, having a bachelorette party, having a bridal shower, and all of the things that come along with a wedding. I really want to still do those things, but unsure if I'm able since I'm already married. I have a large family, and many friends and want to be able to celebrate with them like I would have been able to if my grandma didn't get her diagnosis. I have no regrets, as she passed just 10 days after our wedding day, but I am feel like I'm missing out on the fun things to look forward too during the planning process.