HOW TO CONFIDENTLY TALK ABOUT ELOPING WITHOUT OFFENDING ANYONE

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Assuming you’re a human being with actual feelings, you probably care at least a little about what people think? Yeah yeah I know we preach alot about your ‘wedding day being your way’ but unless you have a heart of stone, you never truly turn off to what people are saying about you, it’s human nature after all? So it should come as no surprise that the fear of telling people you have decided to elope is a concern for many couples who have made that very decision as reader Abbie explained in her recent comment on our blog…

“We have decided to elope – we did have a blessing to do so by my parents but now that I have mentioned it again it hasn’t really gone down well, as if they’ve completely changed their minds on the idea? We are still doing it regardless but its kind of put a dampener on it… I’m so excited to elope and likewise cannot wait to be his wife. But just the daunting fact of how to tell people, especially when the reception is 4 months after we are married? Any advice on how to tell people? Is it rude to  just send an invite to our party? Or do we publicly announce? Please help! I’m in such a panic about it.”

While there are many good reasons for couples wanting to elope i.e costs, stress, family feuds etc, you really shouldn’t let your fear of telling people about your decisions prevent you from following your dream wedding, so we have compiled a list of helpful tips to hopefully make that process easier.

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5 REASONS WHY ELOPING IS BETTER THAN A WEDDING

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With the challenges of planning a wedding well and truly sinking in, I would be lying if I said, I hadn’t already thought about eloping? Hasn’t every bride?

Even committing to a date has been a problem, with suppliers being booked up to two years in advance I am feeling the pressure to start throwing money around like confetti but as we all know too well, life has this way of chucking obstacles in the mix and who really knows where they will be even 1 month from now, a lot can change in two years damn it!

So here’s the thing I keep thinking to myself, wouldn’t it just be easier if we packed our bags headed somewhere cool, had an intimate ceremony and then spent the next two weeks having a holiday of a lifetime? Sure, a few people would get their feelings hurt but I like to think we have the most amazing family and friends that would support us no matter what we decide.

You probably think I am going a little crazy, how can I feel this way when I see hundreds of gorgeous weddings every day? To be honest I’m not quite sure and I am really hoping someone is going to tell me it is totally natural? In the meantime I usually find when dealing with big decisions, it helps to make a list of all the reasons you think the grass will be greener, so here are my reasons for thinking an elopement would be better than a wedding and please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

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1. Some people don’t like being the centre of attention! Not me, I love it! But if truth be known, for Mr T, the thought of having to profess his undying love to me, in a room full of people, fills him with dread. In the lead up to the big day, I know he will be really worried about saying his vows and do I feel comfortable knowing that he will probably be dreading what should be one of the happiest days of his life because of that? Not really!

2. I hate the fact that this is one of my main reasons but MONEY! I find it really really hard to part with cash and spending all that money on one day quite frankly makes me feel a bit sick. Don’t get me wrong I know it’s totally worth it and if money was no object then a wedding would be a no brainer, but at this stage it’s more of case of shall we save for a wedding or for a house – being a grown up sucks sometimes!

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