Do you and your partner really want to elope but feel obliged to (or want to!) provide your friends and family with some sort of wedding-esque involvement? The elope now, party later approach may be for you. A lot of couples opt to have a reception-like celebration after their intimate ceremony. On a personal note, this is an idea we toyed with. I thought about it mostly before I told my mom. When I wanted something that might soften the blow of the news we were eloping. You have to be careful here though. My mom’s first response was that she already had a location picked out and I was going to have to wear my wedding dress again. Whoa, hold on there! We already got married, this is just a get together, not a second wedding! I think you have to be very clear when you go this route so that no one has any unrealistic expectations of what it is. Choose your nouns carefully. By calling it a reception or not being clear on the invitation that you are already married, some guest may be assuming they are attending a wedding ceremony. Be clear early on so you can avoid hurt feelings later. Read more on www.blog.ellope.com ...
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