I'm Jen and a newbie so please be kind. My fiance and I have been together almost 4 years and are finally in the process of starting the wedding planning after being engaged for over a year. It is not either of our first marriages and each have kids with our previous spouses. We would like to elope to a location near where we had our first date for some private, intimate time to call our own and possibly make a weekend get away out of it this fall, then have a family ceremony that includes our children and loved ones at some point in the months to follow. (At this writing, his youngest son is giving me away, his daughter my Maid of Honor, my son is 'calling' Best Man, and one of our dear friends is going to 'Officiate' it all. We are still figuring out the rest. LOL) We feel that our marriage is not only the combining of our individual lives, but those of our children as well so want to honor both.
That said...... Suggestions? Tips? Great sites for ideas? Budget tips?