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Any fellow 'runaways'?!

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Mum4Fergus Wed 08-Mar-17 09:28:43

DP and I have decided to get married in the next 18 months, it will be first for me, 2nd for him. We both agree we want to just go away and get married and then let those close to us know. Has anyone done similar? Any regrets, hiccups, things you would do differently?!

WrittenandGrown Wed 08-Mar-17 13:15:16

Watching as you sound just like us Mum4Fergus

ThatsALovelyBush Wed 08-Mar-17 13:24:31

Yes! We ran away to New York, got married at City Hall and then came back and had a party later to please celebrate with family and friends.

We wanted to get married, but didn't want the fuss. It turned out to be an expensive holiday, but would 100% do it again. We were at a very traditional family wedding last year and although it was lovely, it reinforced exactly why we ran away.

indigo13 Wed 08-Mar-17 13:28:05

We got married in Venice, just us and it was amazing! As above, the more I see of traditional weddings the happier I am that we did it our way. No party afterwards for similar reasons as to why there was no big UK wedding! Do it.

PollyHampton Wed 08-Mar-17 13:31:43

Me, ran away and don't regret a single minute. We did have a party afterwards but just a back room in a pub. Total cost was about £200 including the actual wedding (got married in a registry office in this country but not where we lived) Do it!

Littleballerina Wed 08-Mar-17 14:38:15

We are considering it. Just us and dc.

RumAppleGinger Wed 08-Mar-17 14:57:35

Kind of, people knew we were going to get married but equally knew they weren't invited. Got married in Mexico in 2009. Dont regret a thing. Neither DH or I like being the centre of attention and the thought of spending our house deposit on a party made me feel sick. The whole thing cost us about £5,000 but that was 2 weeks all inclusive in a five star hotel, flights, ceremony, wedding dress/suit which I thought was pretty good value. Also all the stress we saved ourselves from organising a big wedding. It was bliss.

TitsalinaBumSquash Wed 08-Mar-17 15:02:40

Yes! DS1 was given a 'wish holiday' to spend Christmas in Florida at a wish holiday village and we got married in their castle while we were there! I cannot stand weddings or the whole wedding thing so it was perfect and no one minded at all. smile

Mum4Fergus Wed 08-Mar-17 15:03:21

We're thinking we 'might' have a get together in the following month or so. My only hang up is the DCs...DP has 3 who all live with their Mum at other end of the country and I have DS who is 7 and lives with DP and I...

Mum4Fergus Fri 10-Mar-17 14:45:53

So it's looking like a Gretna job...just the 2 of us with an overnight stay 😃

WrittenandGrown Sun 12-Mar-17 08:59:50

Good luck for Gretna. I think it sounds very romantic. My parents got married just the two of them (and me as a 1 year old) and they are still very much in love more than 30 years later.

AlfaMummy Sun 12-Mar-17 09:08:18

Do it! We married at San Francisco City Hall, parents and very close friends knew what we were doing. We arranged photographer, flowers and hair online beforehand and had the most amazing day, just the two of us. Would do it all again in a heartbeat!

FedglingFTB Fri 17-Mar-17 06:07:53

Alfa are you from the UK? How easy was a non-Vegas US wedding to organise?

Melstarrynight Fri 17-Mar-17 06:13:46

We went away to Mauritius just the two of us and got married in a resort. It was kind of a honeymoon with the wedding as part of it. Family knew before hand and we had a small get together when we got back. It suited our characters far more than a big do. I highly recommend it.

bookbuddy Fri 17-Mar-17 23:13:34

We are doing it too, but taking parents and dc in august we haven't told them yet shock

Jaimx86 Fri 17-Mar-17 23:17:16

Getting married in NYC in less than a month! Just me and DP. We can't wait.

Mum4Fergus Tue 28-Mar-17 22:42:17

Oooh, how exciting! I thought I might be a bit weird not wanting the big white wedding thing but it's clearly more common than I thought smile

giggly Thu 30-Mar-17 12:10:27

Me I got married on a beach in Australia. Had a family meal for close aunts/uncles parents and siblings.

seasontotaste Thu 06-Apr-17 13:39:58

We didn't run away as such, we just planned it so it was just us and witnesses. The register office really understood and were lovely to us. We look incredibly happy in the pictures, the whole day was perfect and neither of us regret a single thing.

Mum4Fergus Thu 06-Apr-17 19:00:00

We've almost decided in a date and it's going to be Gretna, just the 2 of us, then a short break in a lodge 😃

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