So Josh and I are thinking seriously about eloping…
Why? Well, I don’t really have the family set up for a wedding to really work. Dad might not show up, much less be depended on for walking me down the aisle, my sister (maid of honour) also threatens not to come, generally makes me cry alot and probably will on the day too. My mum is fabulous, but I think we’ll both be secretly sad / stressed on the day because of the aforementioned family members.
Josh has a great family who will understand if we elope instead of forcing something that I just don’t fit into.
Upshot of eloping? An extra $15k to go travelling with! Instead of waiting six months post wedding to travel we can start our trip with a sweet ceremony in the Maldives and then just keep going!
Downsides? Not having my friends or mum there… Plus I’m not sure if the marriage will be legally recognised in Australia, and Josh will miss out on having his family there too.
These are the reasons it’s something we are thinking seriously about it before deciding.
I want a special day but I’m just not sure the whole wedding thing is going to work for me. Luckily we’ve canvassed the idea with mum and the in-laws and they’re all supportive of the idea – yay!
What do you think?