I'm going to propose that DP and I elope next year, we both keep saying we want to have a marriage but I cannot stand the thought of a traditional wedding, I've discussed with a close friend who would be happy to witness.
1. Did you tell people before hand?
2. Did you take your kids if you had them?
3. Did you have a party for the people back home?
4. Can you recommend anywhere nice that doesn't cost a fortune to do it?!
5. Did you get a package thing or just book a registry office locally?
I'm planning something similar, 2nd time for both of us and I don't want a fuss. This time it's just about him and me. Besides, I haven't even met his parents!!
Ideally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I don't want to take my daughter, because if I do she needs someone else with her to keep an eye on her/keep her company (she'll be 16 but she'll still cramp our style!) I would like to marry in Gibraltar, no party or anything either there or here, just a short break for us in which we get married.
DP and I have just booked our wedding today - 3 months to go! We were going to elope somewhere lovely in the country with just us but found that with registrar costs added the price was adding up quickly.
We have booked our local registry office and a swanky hotel for our evening and plan to marry with just 2 witnesses (mutual friends yet to be decided). We arent having our 2 DD's there which I am a little sad about - But they are 1 and 2 so we would need extra guests there to help with them and that's not something we want.
I will be 33 weeks pregnant at the time of our wedding so we are planning to hold a party to celebrate sometime next year - possibly our 1st anniversary.
I think we are going to tell people our plans before hand and explain our reasons but not tell them our date so nobody will be sitting at home feeling left out on the day.
What ever you decide to do will be perfect for you and your DP, good luck with your plans!