Just the 2 of you DW - who's done it?
Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:47 AM
Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:12 AM
I say go to a place where both of you really want to go to and never went to before.
The best thing about planning my wedding is that I don't care who could afford going or not or didnt want to travel so far, and if no one came I would still be getting married in Fiji. This marriage is about us.
Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:18 AM
Jay & I even had separate rooms the night before the wedding. I was worried about being lonely before the wedding but I wasn't. I had some quiet time to reflect and I gabbed with our photographer. I really didn't miss the stuff that goes along with a traditional wedding. We had a small reception when we got home and it was great. You can have it both ways by doing this. I read in a book about elopement that people who elope never regret it and that romance rarely includes large groups. It's so exciting too that the world is your oyster re: the planning and location. Enjoy!!
Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:03 AM
with this kind of wedding, picking BM dresses is out, but you can bring all your closest friends shopping with you for your wedding dress and you could still do DIY wedding announcements! and definitely consider an at home reception after you get back so you can be the pretty princess and celebrate with your friends and family. Even if FIs parents still can't be there, it won't feel like quite an absence since technically its just a party.
good luck and keep us up to date on what you decide!!!
Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:30 PM
We got engaged at SRC in Jamaica just a month ago, in April. It was our 3rd year back there, and since it is such a special place for just "us" we knew that was where we wanted to get married. I have always known planning a big wedding at home and spending a ton of money was not for me. I think having a private wedding will make us even more focused on what the day is about, and not trying to accommodate our families. We also have huge families, so an actual wedding would get huge and out of control fast!
I am really getting even more excited about our private ceremony thanks to this thread!! Marriage is about 2 people committing their lives to each other
I am also excited about our AHR we are planning. We have family in NJ, as well as all through New England. So I am hoping to rent a huge lakehouse in the Catskills. We will have it for a couple days prior to the party to prep, have the party on Sat for about 100 guests. Then maybe just our immediate families will spend the night and we can all have breakfast together the next morning. And hopefully if we can take the time off from work, (my FI and I own a magic and costume shop together www.thewonderfunshop.com) we can stay a couple days extra, just the two of us.
So I say, go for it! I hope it turns out beautifully for you!
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