Hey there knotties-
So, I'm relatively new to the site and I wish I could post more and be more of an active part of the community but my life is just so hectic that it's hard to find time. A little back ground on myself: I'm currently in grad school to be a physician assistant, so studying and lecture take up most of my time. My fiance', Nathan, works away 3 weeks out of the month to pay off his school loans and to save money for our future (aka wedding, house, etc). We got engaged January 5, 2012 in Key Largo (he proposed underwater while we were scuba diving
). We are planning to get married June 2013 after I graduate.
Both of our DREAMS since we met was to get married on the beach. However, we are finding more and more through researching tons of beachs in the US to have the amount of people we want (around 60), in June, etc etc is turning out to be a lot more money than we were wanting to spend. We wanted to stay in the US so our families could go and not spend a lot of money. My dad just lost a job, so my parents don't have money to contribute, and there hasn't been any money set aside anywhere for our wedding, so it'd be coming out of Nathan's pocket. We were planning on having a at home reception at his parent's house in the yard where we could invite anyone and everyone, so my thoughts are:Why can't we just go to a Carribean island, get married there by ourselves (or maybe witha few people that would want to come), have our honeymoon there, then come home and have the big party? When it comes down to it, all that is important to me is that I marry Nathan on a beach, and we have a big celebration at home. Just hope my parents are okay with it, lol.
I need some thoughts and opinions on elopement. I don't think I would regret it, but I'd like to see if anyone has done it or knows someone who has done it. please and thank you