After my post on ‘Why We’re Considering Getting Married Abroad‘ and researching about it as well as hearing other peoples good experiences, we’ve decided to take the plunge and just do it! The more and more I think about not only getting married abroad, but eloping meaning it will be just me and Jordan with no guests, the more I like the idea and so does Jordan. It’ll be romantic, relatively stress free and a whole bunch cheaper meaning that we won’t feel bogged down by all of the saving and we can also get married sooner (hopefully in September 2017 rather than the mid 2018). We’ve got a few countries in mind at the moment regarding where we’d like it to be (more on that soon) but since we got engaged in the snow in Austria back in January, I’d like to get married in the sun.
We’ll be having a party when we get back with friends and family to celebrate and we’re planning to have a video from our ceremony and honeymoon in whatever country we decide played on a projector for everyone to see. I can still decorate the venue we’ll have our party at but it’ll be a much more casual affair, meaning guests can come and go as they please, the food will most likely be more of a buffet style with a hog roast (this is something me and Jordan have always said we wanted) so fussy guests can pick and choose what they eat and fingers crossed, it will be a lot of fun.
I feel like choosing a wedding that is right for us and will make us happy throughout the entire process as well as when we look back on it in years to come is the most important thing. I don’t want to get too hung up on how our guests will feel not having the whole traditional wedding day (I haven’t told my mum or dad yet and I know they they’ll secretly be gutted) because weddings can quickly turn into being all about your guests and unfortunately, as selfish as it sounds, I don’t want that, it’s our special day and I don’t want to regret a thing.
Truth be told though, I’m actually starting to get more excited about this than I ever was about having a fancy rustic barn wedding, perhaps that’s because I do love travelling and exploring the worlds treasures, or maybe it’s a combination of that and the fact that I’m no longer worrying about all the stress and awkwardness a traditional wedding would create.