Everyone has different reasons why they would Elope instead of having that Big Wedding!
Here's our Story! ( If your interested ) ~
I always wanted a BIG FANCY wedding. One filled with flowers and beautiful dresses and all the fixings on the tables!
As a teenager I had stacks and stacks of Bridal magazines and I would fill out the freebie coupons and write away for all
the Honeymoon destination getaway brochures, sample invitations and favors. I pretended to be a Bride to be... just so
I could get all the free samples. I would then sit in my room and plan my big day. I had everything in a big ole photo album...
Table Decorations, Sample Invitations, Music scores, Catalog cutouts of Dresses, A heart shaped tub in the Poconos!
Sounds Silly Huh? Believe it or not I still have some of those "Buy a Dress from JCPennys" catalog cutouts in my safe!
We didn't have the internet back then, we had to do research about the Big Day by snail mail, and requesting
samples to be sent to us for picking and choosing.
Wedding Day IDEAS? You all have it so easy nowadays... but we had to come up with them on our own...
However, that big fancy wedding would never be in my future.... Don't feel bad for me... it happened just how we wanted!
I come from a single mom home and the hubby was away from his family as he was serving in the Navy.
So having that big fancy wedding I had always dreamed of was obviously not going to happen. All my high school friends
were on the mainland and his family was too ~ so the only people we had locally to attend was my sister and her son,
a few crew buddies from the Submarine he served on and my Mom and our Daughter who was 3. Being on an
island in the middle of the ocean ( Oahu, Hawaii ) makes it a little bit more difficult to invite people to attend.
As much as I wanted the dress and all the extras we just knew we could not afford it. The money we would spend for only a
handful to stand around for a few minutes and watch us say I DO was just too much for us to comprehend. I started adding up how much it would cost for the Venue, Minister, Flowers, Dresses and Tux, Shoes, Food and even a Honeymoon....
It became just too much ~ So we decided the best thing to do was just ELOPE! We planned on having a big party later on when everyone could come together and celebrate us as one....
We both thought that by eloping and having a party later on, would prevent anyone from spending what we all didn't have for a simple ceremony that we knew would grow eventually into a big shindig that would grow and grow even if we didn't have anyone to attend. We really thought eloping was best!!! So that is what we did.... We just Eloped!
I'm not saying that Eloping is the right thing to do for you... vs Having the Big Wedding...
However it was for us... I'm sharing MY STORY so you can see why we made the decision we did to Elope.
Make the best decision for you! If you want to Elope or just get hitched because it's just the two of you....
Let me help you become one! I can marry you here in the Dallas area...
It doesn't matter if it's a small intimate affair or you go for the Big Shindig...
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No matter what.... CONGRATULATIONS on your decision to get hitched....